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" Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him. "
" To my mind, it is the duty of the younger Negro artist, if he accepts any duties at all from outsiders, to change through the force of his art that old whispering 'I want to be white,' hidden in the aspirations of his people, to 'Why should I want to be white? I am a Negro - and beautiful!' "
" The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence. "
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
" One of the interesting things here is that the people who should be shaping the future are politicians. But the political framework itself is so dead and closed that people look to other sources, like artists, because art and music allow people a certain freedom. "
" An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all. "
" Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess? "
Ludwig van Beethoven
" No art is any good unless you can feel how it's put together. By and large it's the eye, the hand and if it's any good, you feel the body. Most of the best stuff seems to be a complete gesture, the totality of the artist's body; you can really lean on it. "
" I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me. "
" The more accurately one can illuminate a particular human experience, the better the work of art. "
" Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you do because you feel something inside. "
" Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further. "
Rainer Maria Rilke
" Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth. "
" The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. "
" Painting seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again. "
" Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty. "
" Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies. "
" There will be very few occasions when you are absolutely certain about anything. You will consistently be called upon to make decisions with limited information. That being the case, your goal should not be to eliminate uncertainty. Instead, you must develop the art of being clear in the face of uncertainty. "
" A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. "
" A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds. "
" Clay can be dirt in the wrong hands, but clay can be art in the right hands. "
" A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. "
George Bernard Shaw
" Art is the objectification of feeling. "
" An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. "
" O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. "
" The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable. "
" I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences. "
" Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. "
" I finally got to the point where I decided I don't care if it's good art or bad art - it's what I do. I enjoy doing it, and people like it. "
" Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. "
" Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. "
" In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. "