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" A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not. "
Leonardo da Vinci
" Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day. "
" Art is inspiring. Walking into a gallery, or when the lights go up on a stage; that thrill of getting something that has nothing to do with acquisition. "
" It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists. "
" The beauty of art is that it allows you to slow down, and for a moment, things that once seemed unfamiliar become precious to you. "
" The philistine provides the best definition of art. Anything that makes him rage is first class. "
" If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame. "
" I believe love at first sight is possible. Centuries of literature and art and beauty has been dedicated to that idea, so who am I to argue, even if I've never experienced it? "
" You cannot say, 'Go! Go! Rah! Rah! Good move!' People want some emotion. Chess is an art and not a spectator sport. "
" Music is an emotional experience, and that is what imprints itself on the soul. And I think for me, any great art is art which communicates human emotion. "
" The temple of art is built in words. "
Josiah Gilbert Holland
" Art is exalted above religion and race. Not a single solitary soul these days believes in the religions of the Assyrians, the Egyptians and the Greeks... Only their art, whenever it was beautiful, stands proud and exalted, rising above all time. "
" Art was, seriously, the only thing I'd ever wanted to own. It has always been for me a stable nourishment. I use it. It can change the way that I feel in the mornings. "
" I did study the art of being a barber because I wanted to figure out what my routine would be. Do you start in the front or back? Top or bottom? Swivel the chair or walk around? What I did discover is there's no such thing as the perfect haircut! "
Sean Patrick Thomas
" Fine art is knowledge made visible. "
" While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. "
Leonardo da Vinci
" Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. "
" Great art is an instant arrested in eternity. "
" Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and, in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of 'high art.' "
" Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art. "
Don Miguel Ruiz
" Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art. "
" Art should not be bound by barriers or language. The Hindi film industry is a testament to that. We speak only Hindi, but we premiere in Germany and Japan. Our films do phenomenally well there. We transcend the barriers of language and culture. We welcome you in. I think that's what art should be, and I hope America reaches that place. "
" To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect. "
" It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found. "
" My popularity has to do with the divorce between modern art, where everything is obscure, and the viewer who often feels he needs a professor to tell them whether it's good or not. I believe a painting has to talk directly to the viewer, with composition, color and design, without a professor to explain it. "
" I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.' "
" I'm fascinated by Comte's clear-eyed analysis of what was wrong with modern society, which is that you've got industrial capitalism on one side and romantic love on the other. Those, along with non-instrumental art, are supposed to get you through the day? "
Alain de Botton
" There's an art to asking questions. Briefings are valuable but normally communicate primarily what the subordinate leader wants you to know, and often the picture they provide is incomplete. "
Stanley A. McChrystal
" Just as courage is the danger of life, so is fear its safeguard. "
Leonardo da Vinci
" Art and mass entertainment and propaganda, they can all be plotted on the same graph, but there is a difference. "
" Hip-hop is one of the most free art forms there is. There's so many sounds you can use, so many things you can bring in. You never know, man. I bet years ago people would've never said they would hear me with Rick Ross, and we did four classic songs together. "