783 Art Quotes

In the 1960s when the recording studio suddenly really took off as a tool, it was the kids from art school who knew how to use it, not the kids from music school. Music students were all stuck in the notion of music as performance, ephemeral. Whereas for art students, music as painting? They knew how to do that. view quote

I think that that's why artists make art - it is difficult to put into words unless you are a poet. What it takes is being open to the flow of universal creativity. The Zen artists knew this. view quote

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist. view quote

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass. view quote

In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves. view quote

Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. view quote

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. view quote

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. view quote

It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created. view quote

Surrealism: An archaic term. Formerly an art movement. No longer distinguishable from everyday life. view quote

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. view quote

Don't avoid extremes, and don't choose any one extreme. Remain available to both the polarities - that is the art, the secret of balancing. view quote