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" The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses. "
Logan Pearsall Smith
" We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art. "
" There have to be moments when you glimpse something decent, something life-affirming even in the most twisted character. That's where the real art lies. See, I always suspect characters who are painted as lovely, decent human beings. I would always question where the darkness lies. "
" With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft. "
" Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself. "
" The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. "
" Art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic. "
" I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art. "
" What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke. "
" Objectifying is kind of a funny thing. Art is objectification, all art, because you're taking someone and making them into an object. But people can also talk back more to you when you're sketching them. They can look at you and say, 'Oh man, you got me wrong.' "
" Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it. "
" Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art. "
" The goal of art was the vital expression of self. "
" Art is a process of delivering or arranging elements that appeal to the emotions of a person looking at it. It's what you feel. "
" Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake. "
E. M. Forster
" Art and life are inseparable. "
" Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs. "
" Israel is a wonderful place to be an artist - a place where imagination flourishes. Israeli culture is refreshingly avant garde - making films, music, performance art and visual art that continues to push the envelope, inspire and empower. "
" Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record. "
" People before the public live an imagined life in the thought of others, and flourish or feel faint as their self outside themselves grows bright or dwindles in that mirror. "
Logan Pearsall Smith
" I'm happy to be a writer - of prose, poetry, every kind of writing. Every person in the world who isn't a recluse, hermit or mute uses words. I know of no other art form that we always use. "
" I think the more you understand myths, the more you understand the roots of our culture and the more things will resonate. Do you have to know them? No, but certainly it is nice to recognise how deeply these things are embedded in our literature, our art. "
" This world is but a canvas to our imagination. "
Henry David Thoreau
" What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say? "
Logan Pearsall Smith
" Good art provides people with a vocabulary about things they can't articulate. "
" I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art, which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby since I hadn't made money with it. "
" Social sharing of photos - landscapes, selfies, latte-foam art - can spark conversations and deeper engagements. "
" An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose. "
" Art is built on the deepest themes of human meaning: good and evil, beauty and ugliness, life and death, love and hate. No other story has incarnated those themes more than the story of Jesus. "
" Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. "
" The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success. "
James Cash Penney