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" You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh. "
John Singer Sargent
" The job of art is to chase ugliness away. "
" Football is an art, like dancing is an art - but only when it's well done does it become an art. "
" I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. "
" Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal. "
" Also, since art is a vehicle for the transmission of ideas through form, the reproduction of the form only reinforces the concept. It is the idea that is being reproduced. Anyone who understands the work of art owns it. We all own the Mona Lisa. "
" My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art. "
" For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication. "
" Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. "
John W. Gardner
" The principle of art is to pause, not bypass. "
" The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art. "
" I never know what I'm going to put on the canvas. The canvas paints itself. I'm just the middleman. "
" The temple of art is built in words. "
Josiah Gilbert Holland
" A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art. "
" Painting seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again. "
" But, after all, the aim of art is to create space - space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live. "
" Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport. "
" 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
" 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. "
" What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke. "
" A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts. "
" If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame. "
" Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse. "
" Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art. "
Harry S Truman
" 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. "
" 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. "
" For me, art is about learning and about living with people. It's alive. "
" Great artists suffer for the people. "
" The web of life is a beautiful and meaningless dance. The web of life is a process with a moving goal. The web of life is a perfectly finished work of art right where I am sitting now. "
Robert Anton Wilson
" What is art but a way of seeing? "
" I love the idea of modern art in a home that isn't totally modern. There's a certain energy that comes out of that juxtaposition. "