783 Art Quotes

I wasn't exposed to art as I was growing up, and can't recall the first time I saw a work of art. However, I remember very clearly a vision I had of a little green reindeer when I was a child, and visions emanate from the same mythical area where painting resides. Whatever the reason, I immediately felt comfortable working with visual materials. view quote

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. view quote

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. view quote

Just as the development of earth art and installation art stemmed from the idea of taking art out of the galleries, the basis of my involvement with public art is a continuation of wall drawings. view quote

What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time. view quote

Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done. view quote

Movies become art after editing. Instead of just reproducing reality, they juxtapose images of it. That implies expression; that's art. view quote

Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message. view quote

As a child I was very into gadgets and machines and robots. The idea of experimenting with machines to create art was always something I tinkered with. view quote

There are times when the art world seems like a religious empire. There are great cathedral galleries and pilgrimage sites where treasured art pieces are displayed like holy relics, and this can certainly be a great pleasure on a rainy Sunday afternoon. view quote

I often find myself privately stewing about much British art, thinking that except for their tremendous gardens, that the English are not primarily visual artists, and are, in nearly unsurpassable ways, literary. view quote

The difference between art about death and actual death is that one's a celebration and the other's a dull fact. view quote

To me history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is. view quote