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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

Artificial Intelligence the art of making computers that behave like the ones in movies.

Bill Bulko

Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Derek Bethune

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.


Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.

Jean Rostand

Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

Andy Warhol

BesideCother art to be learned -- not to see what is not.

Maria Mitchell

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undoneThe wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.

Lin Yutang

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undoneā€¦The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.

Lin Yutang, O Magazine, October 2002

Capitalism is an art form, an Apollonian fabrication to rival nature. It is hypocritical for feminists and intellectuals to enjoy the pleasures and conveniences of capitalism while sneering at it. Everyone born into capitalism has incurred a debt to it. Give Caesar his due.

Camille Paglia

CHRIS What's art, Holling Is a Davinci art Dada art If you wrap up the whole Reichstag in toilet paper, is that art HOLLING Well, I can't give you a complete definition, but I think it would be something Maurice would be willing to give good money for. CHRIS Yeah, well, you're starting to scare me cause if that's art, then I got to get a whole new gig.

Jeff Melvoin

Civilization is the art of living in towns of such size the everyone does not know everyone else.

Julian Jaynes

Civilization...is a matter of imponderables, of delight in the thins of the mind, of love of beauty, of honor, grace, courtesy, delicate feeling. Where imponderables, are things of first importance, there is the height of civilization, and, if at the same time, the power of art exists unimpaired, human life has reached a level seldom attained and very seldom surpassed.

Edith Hamilton

Conquer thyself, till thou has done this, thou art but a slave for it is almost as well to be subjected to another's appetite as to thine own.

Sir Richard Francis Burton

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.

Harold Wilson

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.

Bryant H. McGill

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Scott Adams

Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.

Lou Dorfsman

Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so, For, those, whom thou thinkst, thou dost overthrow, die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

John Donne

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