Famous Art Quotes

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Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Paul Gauguin

Art is I; science is we.

Claude Bernard

Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.

John Updike

Art is long, life short judgment difficult, opportunity transient.

Johann von Goethe

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.

Frank Zappa

Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life.

W. Somerset Maugham

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

Leonardo DaVinci, (maybe)

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.

Leo Tolstoy

Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love --to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved.

Isadora Duncan

Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?

Nadine Gordimer

Art is one of the means whereby man seeks to redeem a life which is experienced as chaotic, senseless, and largely evil.

Aldous Huxley

Art is one thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting.

Elizabeth Bowen

Art is science made clear.

Jean Cocteau

Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.

Elbert Hubbard

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.

Amy Lowell

Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.

Iris Murdoch

Art is the illusion of spontaneity.

Japanese Proverb

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.

Alfred North Whitehead

Art is the indespensible medium for the communication of a moral idea.

Ayn Rand, The Romantic Manifesto

Art is the most intense form of individualism that the world has known.

Oscar Wilde

Art is the only thing that can go on mattering, once it has stopped hurting.

Elizabeth Bowen

Art lives where absolute freedom is because when it is not, there can be no creativity.

Bruce Lee

Art may make a suit of clothes but nature must produce a man.

David Hume

Art may make a suit of clothes: but nature must produce a man.

David Hume

Art must be parochial in the beginning to be cosmopolitan in the end.

George Moore

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