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" My activism always existed. My art gave me the platform to do something about the activism. "
" Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist. "
" My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made. "
" The pursuit of justice is all I have ever known. "
" Art must take reality by surprise. "
" For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art. "
" Hollywood is a special place; a place filled with creative geniuses - actors, screenwriters, directors, sound engineers, computer graphics specialists, lighting experts and so on. Working together, great art happens. But in the end, all artists depend on diverse audiences who can enjoy, be inspired by and support their work. "
" I don't attack any kind of script or shooting with some philosophy that is discernible even to myself. It might just be art and love: When I got my Academy Award for 'Virginia Woolf' in the middle of the Vietnam War, I said, 'I hope we can use our art for peace and love.' "
" Theatre is the art form of the present: it exists only in the present, and then it's gone. "
" Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them. "
" The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing. "
" Painting seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again. "
" I feel like skateboarding is as much of a sport as a lifestyle, and an art form, so there's so much that that transcends in terms of music, fashion, and entertainment. "
" 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 F. Kennedy
" The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle. "
" The Dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing. "
" The Ku Klux Klan, for some of us, is a constant - has a constant existence. It isn't until it touches certain aspects of white America that white America all of the sudden wakes up to the fact that there is something called the Klan and that it does its mischief. "
" From the very early stage when I started doing performance art in the '70s, the general attitude - not just me, but also my colleagues - was that there should not be any documentation, that the performance itself is artwork and there should be no documentation. "
" In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love. "
" The best artists know what to leave out. "
Charles de Lint
" A blind man can make art if what is in his mind can be passed to another mind in some tangible form. "
" By the very nature of his art, which depends on invention and innovation, a story teller must depart from the beaten track and, having done so, occasionally startle and disagree with some of his associates. Healthy disagreement we must have. "
" Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. "
John W. Gardner
" 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
" Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist. "
" In an artwork you're always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death. "
" Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art. "
Don Miguel Ruiz
" 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. "
" I've always been supportive of the right of Israel as a state, and I've always fought against anti-Semitism, even in my own community. "
" With few exceptions, music has been for some centuries the art which has devoted itself not to the reproduction of natural phenomena, but rather to the expression of the artist's soul, in musical sound. "
" Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form. "