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A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

George Bernard Shaw

Art exhibitions would be less censored if they were rated, G or NC-17, like movies. People in general see galleries and museums as family-appropriate excursions. Censorship is a provided system which caters to lazy parenting, which is publicly-funded and socially accepted.

Adamo Macri

Art is a lie that tells the truth.

Pablo Picasso

Art is apotheosis; often, the complaint of beauty.

Dejan Stojanovic

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.

Jean Cocteau

Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind, As man's ingratitude.

William Shakespeare

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 McGill

Dying is also an art and just like any other art it must be learned.

Alireza Salehi Nejad

Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing.

William Shakespeare, Sonnet lxxxvii

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

Honesty is the best part of any art form. If you don't have that, you're kidding yourself and your listener.

Billie Joe

I do preach the idea of individualism as in not adapting any kind of style or model other than that one of your own. I always found it strange in art history when studying about the different guilds and movements. It sounded too contrived and having to follow devised parameters to create art. I personally am not a team player in that manner. The art should be labeled by the artist's name only.

Adamo Macri

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that ... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.

John Lennon

It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art.

Johnson

Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.

Vincent Van Gogh

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D Eisenhower

Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.

Brian Adams

Life is a work of art, and Death is the masterpiece

Tanya Shetayh

Most people don't like to be confronted with an actual fact-of-life because it's difficult to metabolize. A painting of a bowl of fruit is much easier. It's for the same reason why we don't like going to the doctor. The diagnosis and x-rays are too honest. This is what creates the perception that contemporary art is shocking or suspicious.”

Adamo Macri

My art, my greatest art, is the skill to live within me.

Alireza Salehi Nejad

New capabilities emerge just by virtue of having smart people with access to state-of-the-art technology.

Robert E. Kahn

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet", Act 2 scene 2

Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.

Marcel Proust

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.

Oscar Ameringer

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