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" Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life. "
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
" Creating any type of art is all about mood. I've been making extreme music in one fashion or another for decades. And truthfully, Down has a big enough fan base to where I could remain content to do only that, but music is a vast territory and I am an explorer. And I'm a lover of all things considered extreme in music. "
" My reputation for writing quickly and effortlessly notwithstanding, I am strongly in favor of intelligent, even fastidious revision, which is, or certainly should be, an art in itself. "
Joyce Carol Oates
" Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men. "
" 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 greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique. "
Isaac Bashevis Singer
" The art of love is largely the art of persistence. "
" Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious. "
" My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art. "
" Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. "
" Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs. "
" 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. "
" It's harder to do anything in the public eye now, in terms of if you're worried about scrutiny or being judged negatively. It's not as much of a free ride. If you're someone who's making film or TV or music, or any kind of art form now, there's a billion outlets, and they all have an opinion. "
" A picture book is a small door to the enormous world of the visual arts, and they're often the first art a young person sees. "
" Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art's assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth. "
" I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face. Just because you're making a horror film doesn't mean you can't make an artful film. "
" I think music, in my opinion, is not about motivation in the way it's - it's not a running base. It's art. And my whole philosophy of music is different. It's almost like cooking and serving to people, seeing them smile and enjoying the food, really. "
A. R. Rahman
" All art, from the paintings on the walls of cave dwellers to art created today, is autobiographical because it comes from the secret place in the soul where imagination resides. "
" 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. "
" When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. "
" If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three - wine, food, and art - as a way of enhancing life. "
" It is not up to me whether I win or lose. Ultimately, this might not be my day. And it is that philosophy towards sports, something that I really truly live by. I am emotional. I want to win. I am hungry. I am a competitor. I have that fire. But deep down, I truly enjoy the art of competing so much more than the result. "
" With an apple I will astonish Paris. "
" Personality is everything in art and poetry. "
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
" Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny. "
" An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious, uninterrupted conversation with his public. "
" Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos. "
" 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. "
" What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time. "
" I love playing with makeup. Makeup has become a thing where it's an art form. It's not a thing where you use it because you need to feel beautiful or because you don't like the way you look. "
" I'm the type of person who far prefers a vacation filled with trips to museums and art galleries, shopping and exploring vintage flea markets, people-watching at cafes, and discovering delicious restaurants as opposed to lounging on a beach for days on end. "