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Film is more than the twentieth-century art. It's another part of the twentieth-century mind. It's the world seen from inside. We've come to a certain point in the history of film. If a thing can be filmed, the film is implied in the thing itself. This is where we are. The twentieth century is on film. You have to ask yourself if there's anything about us more important than the fact that we're constantly on film, constantly watching ourselves.

Don DeLillo

Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.

Robert W. Sarnoff

Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.

Robert W. Sarnoff

Fine art and pizza delivery, what we do falls neatly in between!

David Letterman

For nearly 40 years Johannes Meintjes has enriched the South African art scene with his personalised works which have the inherent quality of good art - the artist’s genuine feelings and moods can be felt in each brush or palette stroke…

Yvonne Steynberg

For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential --the imagination.

Lawrence Durrell

Fortunately art is a community effort --a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.

Allen Ginsberg

Friendship is not necessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

Clive Staples Lewis

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

C. S. Lewis

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... it has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival.

C. S. Lewis

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

C. S. Lewis

Frustration is one of the greatest things in art; satisfaction is nothing.

Malcom Mclaren

Fundamentalists are to Christianity what paint-by-numbers is to art.

Robin Tyler

Genius tries to conquer the world with art, with songs, with words; stupid tries to conquer it with sword, with guns, with arrows!

Mehmet Murat ildan

God made man mortal and to consol this transitory creature He gave him an immortal toy called Art!

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Good humor isn't a trait of character, it is an art which requires practice.

David Seabury

Good knowledge of an art or profession is essential to be successful in life. A man with insufficient knowledge will always cause harm to himself and others.

Vikrant Parsai

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.

Paul Hawken

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.

Walter Winchell

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.

George Jean Nathan

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts--the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.

John Ruskin

He knows all about art, but he doesn't know what he likes.

James Thurber

High culture is nothing but a child of that European perversion called history, the obsession we have with going forward, with considering the sequence of generations a relay race in which everyone surpasses his predecessor, only to be surpassed by his successor. Without this relay race called history there would be no European art and what characterizes it: a longing for originality, a longing for change. Robespierre, Napoleon, Beethoven, Stalin, Picasso, they're all runners in the relay race, they all belong to the same stadium.

Milan Kundera

I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist, but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.

Michael Palin

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