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" I love all kinds of art. I mean, I love sketching and acting and music. "
" In art there are only fast or slow developments. Essentially it is a matter of evolution, not revolution. "
" An empty canvas is a living wonder... far lovelier than certain pictures. "
" Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality. "
" 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. "
" Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern. "
Alfred North Whitehead
" Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. "
" Pictures must not be too picturesque. "
Ralph Waldo Emerson
" 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. "
" All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him. "
W. H. Auden
" I think optimism springs from nature. I'm a gardener. Nature has taught me about rhythm, the essence of every art. With so much that is terrible, nature gives me pleasure. "
" A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears. "
" To thrive, all businesses must focus on the art of self-disruption. Rather than wait for the competition to steal your business, every founder and employee needs to be willing to cannibalize their existing revenue streams in order to create new ones. All disruption starts with introspection. "
" Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning. "
Miguel de Unamuno
" 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. "
" The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal. "
Pope Paul VI
" There is art and beauty and power in the primal images of fantasy. "
Guillermo del Toro
" I had become wealthy as an art dealer, but my life was never rich until I began serving in a mission and began being blessed by those that were basically hopeless. To see them have hope was the biggest blessing in my life. "
" A line is a dot that went for a walk. "
" Painting and writing are solitary arts. "
" Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse. "
" All the great works of art, the cathedrals - the Gothic cathedrals and the splendid Baroque churches - are a luminous sign of God, and thus are truly a manifestation, an epiphany of God. "
Pope Benedict XVI
" Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things. "
" Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal. "
" Trying to force creativity is never good. "
" To me, music is art and fashion is art, but fame? Fame isn't art, but the person you become when you're famous - your alter ego - that's art. "
" Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization. "
Federico Garcia Lorca
" It's clever, but is it Art? "
" All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography. "
" O, you men who think or say that I am malevolent, stubborn or misanthropic, how greatly do you wrong me. You do not know the secret cause which makes me seem that way to you, and I would have ended my life - it was only my art that held me back. Ah, it seemed impossible to leave the world until I had brought forth all that I felt was within me. "
Ludwig van Beethoven
" I like elegance. I like art nouveau; a stretched line or curve. These things are very much in the foreground of my work. "
H. R. Giger