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Greek Art quotes by Carl Van Vechten
#1. One meets the cat in nearly all forms of art ... curiously enough she is not a conspicuous figure in Roman or Greek art. #Quote by Carl Van Vechten
Greek Art quotes by Epicurus
#2. The art of living well and the art of dying well are one. #Quote by Epicurus
Greek Art quotes by Ethel Smyth
#3. When I came to know Greek art I instantly understood that excess and perfection are enemies; yet on the other hand this world and the millions of worlds around us live by fire ... ! #Quote by Ethel Smyth
Greek Art quotes by Jerome K. Jerome
#4. Are we labouring at some Work too vast for us to perceive? Are our passions and desires mere whips and traces by the help of which we are driven? Any theory seems more hopeful than the thought that all our eager, fretful lives are but the turning of a useless prison crank. Looking back the little distance that our dim eyes can penetrate the past, what do we find? Civilizations, built up with infinite care, swept aside and lost. Beliefs for which men lived and died, proved to be mockeries. Greek Art crushed to the dust by Gothic bludgeons. Dreams of fraternity, drowned in blood by a Napoleon. What is left to us, but the hope that the work itself, not the result, is the real monument? Maybe, we are as children, asking, "Of what use are these lessons? What good will they ever be to us?" But there comes a day when the lad understands why he learnt grammar and geography, when even dates have a meaning for him. But this is not until he has left school, and gone out into the wider world. So, perhaps, when we are a little more grown up, we too may begin to understand the reason for our living #Quote by Jerome K. Jerome
Greek Art quotes by Terry Eagleton
#5. Marx was troubled by the question of why ancient Greek art retained an 'eternal charm', even though the social conditions which produced it had long passed; but how do we know that it will remain 'eternally' charming, since history has not yet ended? Let us imagine that by dint of some deft archaeological research we discovered a great deal more about what ancient Greek tragedy actually meant to its original audiences, recognized that these concerns were utterly remote from our own, and began to read the plays again in the light of this deepened knowledge. One result might be that we stopped enjoying them. We might come to see that we had enjoyed them previously because we were unwittingly reading them in the light of our own preoccupations; once this became less possible, the drama might cease to speak at all significantly to us.
The fact that we always interpret literary works to some extent in the light of our own concerns - indeed that in one sense of 'our own concerns' we are incapable of doing anything else - might be one reason why certain works of literature seem to retain their value across the centuries. It may be, of course, that we still share many preoccupations with the work itself; but it may also be that people have not actually been valuing the 'same' work at all, even though they may think they have. 'Our' Homer is not identical with the Homer of the Middle Ages, nor 'our' Shakespeare with that of his contemporaries; it is rather that different historic #Quote by Terry Eagleton
Greek Art quotes by Oscar Wilde
#6. Phidias and the achievements of Greek art are foreshadowed in Homer: Dante prefigures for us the passion and colour and intensity of Italian painting: the modern love of landscape dates from Rousseau, and it is in Keats that one discerns the beginning of the artistic renaissance of England. Byron was a rebel and Shelley a dreamer; but in the calmness and clearness of his vision, his perfect self-control, his unerring sense of beauty and his recognition of a separate realm for the imagination, Keats was the pure and serene artist, the forerunner of the pre-Raphaelite school, and so of the great romantic movement of which I am to speak. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Greek Art quotes by Simone Weil
#7. Art has no immediate future because all art is collective and there is no more collective life(there are only dead collections of people), and also because of this breaking of the true pact between the body and the soul. Greek art coincided with the beginning of geometry and with athleticism, the art of the Middle Ages with the craftsmen's guilds, the art of the Renaissance with the beginning of mechanics, etc ... Since 1914 there has been a complete cut. Even comedy is almost impossible. There is only room for satire (when was it easier to understand Juvenal?). Art will never be reborn except from amidst a general anarchy - it will be epic no doubt, because affliction will have simplified a great many things ... It is therefore quite useless for you to envy Leonardo or Bach. Greatness in our times must take a different course. Moreover it can only be solitary, obscure and without an echo ... (but without an echo, no art). #Quote by Simone Weil
Greek Art quotes by Pierre Soulages
#8. Prehistoric art came to move me much more than Greek art. Greek art has beautiful women and handsome men, but I don't care. #Quote by Pierre Soulages
Greek Art quotes by Jack Schmitt
#9. Time is, in fact, a cross to bear, it passes on inexorably and remorselessly, destroying everything in its wake, save art and works of the intellect. #Quote by Jack Schmitt
Greek Art quotes by Amanda Carlson
#10. Fen referred to my lack of finesse as my sluggish human carryover, which was an artful way of saying I sucked and hit like a girl. He kept at me to become more Zenlike and less like a human zombie while I was fighting. #Quote by Amanda Carlson
Greek Art quotes by William Blake
#11. Answer this to yourselves, & expel from among you those who pretend to despise the labours of Art & Science, which alone are the labours of the Gospel: Is not this plain & manifest to the thought? Can you think at all, & not pronounce heartily! That to Labour in Knowledge. is to Build up Jerusalem: and to Despise Knowledge, is to Despise Jerusalem & her Builders. And remember: He who despises & mocks a Mental Gift in another; calling it pride & selfishness & sin; mocks Jesus the giver of every Mental Gift. which always appear to the ignorance-loving Hypocrite, as Sins. but that which is a Sin in the sight of cruel Man. is not so in the sight of our kind God. #Quote by William Blake
Greek Art quotes by David Arnold
#12. I think Mad saw in books what I saw in art: the weightless beauty of the universe. #Quote by David Arnold
Greek Art quotes by J.C. Ryle
#13. Happiness does not depend on outward circumstances, but on the state of the heart. #Quote by J.C. Ryle
Greek Art quotes by Marty Rubin
#14. When you transplant a rose, transplant the reddest one. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Greek Art quotes by Brent Weeks
#15. Assassination is an art, milord. And I am the city's most accomplished artist. #Quote by Brent Weeks
Greek Art quotes by Guy Davenport
#16. A work of art is a form that articulates forces, making them intelligible. #Quote by Guy Davenport
Greek Art quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#17. Art is not documentary. It may incidentally serve that function in its own way but its true effort is to open to us dimensions of the spirit of the self that normally lie smothered under the weight of living. #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Greek Art quotes by Alvar Aalto
#18. In almost every task involving form, there are dozens, often hundreds of contradictory elements, which need to be forced to work in harmony by man's will. This harmony can be acheived only through art. #Quote by Alvar Aalto
Greek Art quotes by Thom Gunn
#19. I must count my writing as an essential part of the way in which I deal with life. I am however a rather derivative poet. I learn what I can from whom I can. I borrow heavily from my reading, because I take my reading seriously. It is part of my total experience and I base most of my poetry on my experience. I do not apologize for being derivative… It has not been of primary interest to develop a unique poetic personality, and I rejoice in Eliot's lovely remark that art is the escape from personality. #Quote by Thom Gunn
Greek Art quotes by Frank Horvat
#20. Photography is the art of not pushing the button. #Quote by Frank Horvat
Greek Art quotes by Philip Zaleski
#21. Behind these practical studies lay powerful, intertwined, and potentially contradictory beliefs: that language provides a key to the rational, scientific understanding of the world and that language is more than human speech, that it claims a divine origin and is the means by which God created the cosmos and Adam named the beasts.

As we will see, both ideas strongly influenced the Inklings, whose leading members wrote many words about the meaning of words. For Owen Barfield, language is the fossil record of the history and evolution of human consciousness; for C. S. Lewis, it is a mundane tool that "exists to communicate whatever it can communicate" but also, as in That Hideous Strength, an essential part of our metaphysical makeup for good or ill; for Charles Williams, language is power, a field of force for the magician, a vehicle of prayer for the believing Christian; for Tolkien, language is a fallen human instrument and a precious divine gift ("O felix peccatum Babel!" he exclaimed in his essay "English and Welsh"), a supreme art, and, as "Word", a name for God. #Quote by Philip Zaleski
Greek Art quotes by Robert Aris Willmott
#22. The drama embraces and applies all the beauties and decorations of poetry. The sister arts attend and adorn it. Painting, architecture, and music are her handmaids. The costliest lights of a people's intellect burn at her show. All ages welcome her. #Quote by Robert Aris Willmott
Greek Art quotes by Orhan Pamuk
#23. A miniaturist creates his art by heeding his conscience and by obeying the principles in which he believes, fearing nothing. he pays no attention to what his enemies, the zealots and those who envy him have to say. #Quote by Orhan Pamuk
Greek Art quotes by Al Yankovic
#24. Midget wrestling on channel 3, it costs me 50 bucks a month. #Quote by Al Yankovic
Greek Art quotes by Ovid
#25. If the art is concealed, it succeeds. #Quote by Ovid
Greek Art quotes by Franz Marc
#26. Art will liberate itself from the needs and desires of men. No longer will we paint a forest ora horseas we like oras theyappear to us, but as they really are. #Quote by Franz Marc
Greek Art quotes by Orhan Pamuk
#27. When a good poet is confronted with difficult facts that he knows to be true but also are inimical to poetry, he has no choice but to flee to the margins; it was ... this very retreat that allowed him to hear the hidden music that is the source of all art. #Quote by Orhan Pamuk
Greek Art quotes by Joseph Boyden
#28. I'm intrigued by the classic Greek tragedies, as well as by the idea of the Greek chorus. #Quote by Joseph Boyden
Greek Art quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#29. Everything progresses in waves. The march of civilization, the progression of worlds, is in waves. All human activities likewise progress in waves - art, literature, science, religion. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Greek Art quotes by Michael Cunningham
#30. And so, he knows. He wants, he needs, to do the immoral, irresponsible thing. He wants to let this boy court his own destruction. He wants to commit that cruelty. Or (kinder, gentler version) he doesn't want to reconfirm his allegiance to the realm of the sensible, all the good people who take responsibility, who go to the right and necessary parties, who sell art made of two-by-fours and carpet remnants. He wants, for at least a little while, to live in that other, darker world - Blake's London, Courbet's Paris; raucous, unsanitary places where good behavior was the province of decent, ordinary people who produced no works of genius. #Quote by Michael Cunningham
Greek Art quotes by Andre Gide
#31. There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome. #Quote by Andre Gide
Greek Art quotes by Charles Seife
#32. The Greeks couldn't do this neat little mathematical trick. They didn't have the concept of a limit because they didn't believe in zero. The terms in the infinite series didn't have a limit or a destination; they seemed to get smaller and smaller without any particular end in sight. As a result, the Greeks couldn't handle the infinite. They pondered the concept of the void but rejected zero as a number, and they toyed with the concept of the infinite but refused to allow infinity-numbers that are infinitely small and infinitely large-anywhere near the realm of numbers. This is the biggest failure in Greek mathematics, and it is the only thing that kept them from discovering calculus. #Quote by Charles Seife
Greek Art quotes by Chila Woychik
#33. I'm typing away, wondering why I had that Pepsi Throwback at such a late hour. Caffeine is a compulsion. Art is an obsession. Writing is both.
It weaves in and out, this obsession, forming a basket, a basket I can hide in while pulling its lid over top; it shuts out the noise and normalcy of living. It shuts out the people and caffeinated relationships I love so well. Can you live with an artsy hermit? A sketchy-betchy, meditative, BabyBoomingPseudoHippie? Then short-term visits are in order. #Quote by Chila Woychik
Greek Art quotes by Vittorio De Sica
#34. Art has to be severe. It cannot be commercial. It cannot be for the producer or even for the public. It has to be for oneself. #Quote by Vittorio De Sica
Greek Art quotes by Billy Sherwood
#35. Don't listen to what anyone tells you about the kind of music you make. Just make it! Be yourself, make your own music, and be totally true to your art. Because it's kind of a selfish thing to be an artist. #Quote by Billy Sherwood
Greek Art quotes by Marty Rubin
#36. How beautiful to touch another's soul with a word, a gesture, a thought. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Greek Art quotes by Gustave Courbet
#37. Art is a wholly physical language whose words are all the visible objects. #Quote by Gustave Courbet
Greek Art quotes by Cordelia Fine
#38. The tape measures and weighing scales of the Victorian brain scientists have been supplanted by powerful neuroimaging technologies, but there is still a lesson to be learned from historical examples such as these. State-of-the-art brain scanners offer us unprecedented information about the structure and working of the brain. But don't forget that, once, wrapping a tape measure around the head was considered modern and sophisticated, and it's important not to fall into the same old traps. As we'll see in later chapters, although certain popular commentators make it seem effortlessly easy, the sheer complexity of the brain makes interpreting and understanding the meaning of any sex differences we find in the brain a very difficult task. But the first, and perhaps surprising, issue in sex differences research is that of knowing which differences are real and which, like the intially promising cephalic index, are flukes or spurious. #Quote by Cordelia Fine
Greek Art quotes by Jonathan Culler
#39. Poetry lies at the centre of the literary experience because it is the form that most clearly asserts the specificity of literature. #Quote by Jonathan Culler
Greek Art quotes by Owen Barfield
#40. All conscious nature has experiences of pleasure and pain. Man alone can deliberately will the repetition of an experience. And repetition, experienced as such, is at the heart, for good and evil, of his faculty of reasoning, and thus makes possible his language, his art, his morality, and indeed his humanity. Yet it is the enemy of life, for repetition is itself the principle, not of life but of mechanism. #Quote by Owen Barfield
Greek Art quotes by Bertrand Russell
#41. After Justinian became Emperor: "He was a man of deep piety, which he signalized, two years after his accession, by closing the schools of philosophy in Athens, where paganism still reigned. The dispossessed philosophers betook themselves to Persia, where the king received them kindly. But they were shocked
more so, says Gibbon, than became philosophers
by the Persian practices of polygamy and incest, so they returned home again, and faded into obscurity." How tumultuous thou art, sixth century! #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Greek Art quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#42. There is no surer way of evading the world than by art; and no surer way of uniting with it than by art. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Greek Art quotes by Nigel Farage
#43. The situation in Greece just goes from bad to worse. We've now got a situation where there was the big suicide a few weeks ago, where a 77-year-old man shot himself in the head outside the Greek Parliament. That was the public face of what's gone wrong. #Quote by Nigel Farage
Greek Art quotes by Dani Shapiro
#44. For years we had the persistent sensation in our life and art - John Updike's phrase - that we were just beginning. #Quote by Dani Shapiro
Greek Art quotes by Theodore Roethke
#45. I Knew a Woman"

I knew a woman, lovely in her bones,
When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them;
Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one:
The shapes a bright container can contain!
Of her choice virtues only gods should speak,
Or English poets who grew up on Greek
(I'd have them sing in chorus, cheek to cheek).

How well her wishes went! She stroked my chin,
She taught me Turn, and Counter-turn, and Stand;
She taught me Touch, that undulant white skin;
I nibbled meekly from her proffered hand;
She was the sickle; I, poor I, the rake,
Coming behind her for her pretty sake
(But what prodigious mowing we did make).

Love likes a gander, and adores a goose:
Her full lips pursed, the errant note to seize;
She played it quick, she played it light and loose;
My eyes, they dazzled at her flowing knees;
Her several parts could keep a pure repose,
Or one hip quiver with a mobile nose
(She moved in circles, and those circles moved).

Let seed be grass, and grass turn into hay:
I'm martyr to a motion not my own;
What's freedom for? To know eternity.
I swear she cast a shadow white as stone.
But who would count eternity in days?
These old bones live to learn her wanton ways:
(I measure time by how a body sways). #Quote by Theodore Roethke
Greek Art quotes by Jerry Della Femina
#46. I have very talented art directors in my agency who start out telling me, 'Well, this is what the picture is ... ' I ask, 'Well, what's the headline?' and they say, 'We haven't done that yet, but it looks this way.' But I'm still writing copy, almost every day. #Quote by Jerry Della Femina
Greek Art quotes by F. Sionil Jose
#47. What is needed in the theater, in fact for all our art forms, is a vibrant critical tradition. #Quote by F. Sionil Jose
Greek Art quotes by Epictetus
#48. Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. #Quote by Epictetus
Greek Art quotes by Manprit Kaur
#49. Meditation is the art of silencing the mind so that you may hear the inklings of the Soul. #Quote by Manprit Kaur
Greek Art quotes by Sigmund Freud
#50. For there is a way back from imagination to reality and that is - art. #Quote by Sigmund Freud
Greek Art quotes by Ben Kingsley
#51. The environment forces you to be utterly dependent between "action" and "cut" because the environment is perfect on your fellow actor. So as an acting exercise, it's absolutely thrilling that the focus that we had to bring to each other echoed in life, echoed in art. And when you get that parallel, it's really thrilling and it's full of surprises, but it all has a logic. #Quote by Ben Kingsley
Greek Art quotes by Curt Sachs
#52. The dance is the mother of the arts. Music and poetry exist in time; painting and architecture in space. But the dance lives at once in time and space. #Quote by Curt Sachs
Greek Art quotes by Jesus Huerta De Soto
#53. In stark contrast with the views of the Greek philosophers and with those of the rest of western intellectuals to the present day, Chinese Taoist thought always defended individual liberty and laissez-faire while attacking the systematic and coercive use of violence typical of government. #Quote by Jesus Huerta De Soto

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