Friday, September 18, 2009

Quotes about Art etc

Strange Abstract by Wendy Grace Allen

I'm going to keep adding to this post with quotes I want to share with you. Which ones do you like? I have a whole book of quotes I've collected but they're packed up in NZ somewhere...
  • Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Pablo Picasso
  • 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 most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. Oscar Wilde
  • Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. Twyla Tharp
  • Art is the proper task of life. Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men. Friedrich Schiller
  • Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail. Theodore Dreiser
  • 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
  • Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos. Stephen Sondheim
  • Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere. Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies. Anish Kapoor
  • Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything. Gustave Flaubert
  • Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued. Jean Rostand By the work one knows the workman. Jean de La Fontaine
  • Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Scott Adams
  • Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs. Tom Wolfe
  • Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence. Henri Matisse
  • Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. Salvador Dali
  • Even a true artist does not always produce art. Carroll O'Connor
  • Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. Henry Ward Beecher

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