Famous Art Quotes

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Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.

George Sand

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

Art requires imagination. It requires Creativity. Creativity requires experience and experience comes from your life. And your life is expressed in your art.

Bruce Lee

Art strives for form, and hopes for beauty.

Rose Elizabeth Bird

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso

Art washes away the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso

Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?

Ludwig van Beethoven

Art, it seems to me, should simplify finding what conventions of form and what detail one can do without and yet preserve the spirit of the whole -- so that all that one has suppressed and cut away is there to the reader's consciousness as much as if it were in type on the page.

Willa Cather

Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.

G. K. Chesterton

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