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The Arts quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#1. The arts, the arts, the arts - I don't know why it took me so long to realize how important they are. As a young man, I actually held them in supreme contempt. Now, whenever I think about them, I want to fall on my knees and weep. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
The Arts quotes by Damien Hirst
#2. I always feel like the art's there and I just see it, so it's not really a lot of work. #Quote by Damien Hirst
The Arts quotes by Dorothy Fields
#3. I do not think men have more talent. There are a great many women in the arts; novelists, painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far lower in the field of song writing. #Quote by Dorothy Fields
The Arts quotes by Jimi Hendrix
#4. Definitely, and it's getting more spiritual. Pretty soon I believe people will have to rely on music to get some kind of peace of mind, or satisfaction, or direction, actually. More so than politics, the big ego scene. You know it's an art of words ... Meaning nothing. Therefore you will have to get an earthier substance, like music or the arts. #Quote by Jimi Hendrix
The Arts quotes by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
#5. There's a swell book that's out of print now. Maybe Seven Stories will bring it out again. It's called The Writer and Psychoanalysis by a man who's now dead named Edmund Bergler. He claimed he had treated more writers than anyone else in his field, and being that he practiced in New York, he probably did. Bergler said that writers were fortunate in that they were able to treat their neuroses every day by writing. He also said that as soon as a writer was blocked, this was catastrophic because the writer would start to go to pieces. And so I said in a piece in Harper's, or a letter I wrote to Harper's, about "the death of the novel": People will continue to write novels, or maybe short stories, because they discover that they are treating their own neuroses. And I have said about the practice of the arts that practicing any art - be it painting, music, dance, literature, or whatever - is not a way to make money or become famous. It's a way to make your soul grow. So you should do it anyway. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The Arts quotes by Dario Fo
#6. Even before Europe was united in an economic level or was conceived at the level of economic interests and trade, it was culture that united all the countries of Europe. The arts, literature, music are the connecting link of Europe. #Quote by Dario Fo
The Arts quotes by George Orwell
#7. A writer inevitably - and less directly this applies to all the arts - about contemporary events, and his impulse is to tell what he believes to be truth. But no government, no big organisation, will pay for the truth. #Quote by George Orwell
The Arts quotes by Earle Brown
#8. Cage's Music of Changes was a further indication that the arts in general were beginning to consciously deal with the 'given' material and, to varying degrees, liberating them from the inherited, functional concepts of control. #Quote by Earle Brown
The Arts quotes by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
#9. I think the arts should get big support, but my country has a lot of needs more important than film. Medication, education, food ... The poverty is overwhelming. There are simply more important things to be attended to. #Quote by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
The Arts quotes by Gilbert Sorrentino
#10. Rapacity plus taste is a formidable combination, since it so often passes for intelligence. One pities the artist in a world of such predators, all of whom are deeply engaged in the arts too. #Quote by Gilbert Sorrentino
The Arts quotes by Franco Zeffirelli
#11. I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts. #Quote by Franco Zeffirelli
The Arts quotes by Justin Baldoni
#12. I'm a Baha'i; we really believe in Baha'i faith that our work has to be our service, especially in the arts. #Quote by Justin Baldoni
The Arts quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#13. War: A by-product of the arts of peace. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
The Arts quotes by William Butler Yeats
#14. In life courtesy and self-possession, and in the arts style, are the sensible impressions of the free mind, for both arise out of a deliberate shaping of all things and from never being swept away, whatever the emotion into confusion or dullness. #Quote by William Butler Yeats
The Arts quotes by Eric Clapton
#15. I have no problem with religion, and I grew up with a strong curiosity about spiritual matters, but my searching took me away from church and community worship to the internal journey. Before my recovery began, I found my God in music and the arts, with writers like Hermann Hesse, and musicians like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Little Walter. #Quote by Eric Clapton
The Arts quotes by Samuel Bryan
#16. The evil genius of darkness presided at its birth, it came forth under the veil of mystery, its true features being carefully concealed, and every deceptive art has been and is practicing to have this spurious brat received as the genuine offspring of heaven-born liberty. So fearful are its patrons that you should discern the imposition, that they have hurried on its adoption, with the greatest precipitation. After so recent a triumph over British despots, after such torrents of blood and treasure have been spent, after involving ourselves in the distresses of an arduous war, and incurring such a debt for the express purpose of asserting the rights of humanity; it is truly astonishing that a set of men among ourselves should have the effrontery to attempt the destruction ofour liberties. But in this enlightened age to hope to dupe the people by the arts they are practicing is still more extraordinary. #Quote by Samuel Bryan
The Arts quotes by Keith Devlin
#17. The increased abstraction in mathematics that took place during the early part of this century was paralleled by a similar trend in the arts. In both cases, the increased level of abstraction demands greater effort on the part of anyone who wants to understand the work. #Quote by Keith Devlin
The Arts quotes by Leon Battista Alberti
#18. The Arts are learnt by reason and method; they are mastered by practice. #Quote by Leon Battista Alberti
The Arts quotes by Joan Rivers
#19. Somehow, some way, every person in the arts has to find an accommodation with disappointment and embarrassment. They are the pollen in the air we breathe. If you must go into the arts, go into them for yourself alone. On some basic level you must enjoy the act of doing it ... Otherwise, you are going to end up frustrated and unhappy. Recognition in the arts is luck and gravy. #Quote by Joan Rivers
The Arts quotes by John F. Kennedy
#20. Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
The Arts quotes by Carol O'Connell
#21. In my view, madness is a place. You go. You come back. And I think we all take turns being the mental patient. Without a touch of crazy, literature can be a desolate place. In the current climate of careful speech, even fearful speech, smoke-free film scripts, thought-free songs, and child-proof locks on American minds, the oft-repeated lament of the arts is "Where have all those wonderful madmen gone?" #Quote by Carol O'Connell
The Arts quotes by Richard Riley
#22. We need to understand that every time an elementary teacher captures the imagination of a child through the arts or music of language this nation gets a little stronger. #Quote by Richard Riley
The Arts quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#23. If you really want to hurt your parents and you don't have nerve enough to be homosexual, the least you can do is go into the arts. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
The Arts quotes by Barbara Kruger
#24. The place of the arts in the classroom is essential in encouraging invention, ambition, and an understanding of the importance and pleasures of living an examined life, #Quote by Barbara Kruger
The Arts quotes by Billy Magnussen
#25. I actually did Shakespeare when I was at North Carolina School of the Arts. I studied with Gerald Freedman and Mary Irwin - it was fun; I enjoyed it. #Quote by Billy Magnussen
The Arts quotes by Peter Maxwell Davies
#26. The establishment in Britain is certainly against the arts and against education. If something doesn't make a profit, it's invalid, and art doesn't make a profit in that sense. #Quote by Peter Maxwell Davies
The Arts quotes by Charles Lamb
#27. Can we ring the bells backward? Can we unlearn the arts that pretend to civilize, and then burn the world? There is a march of science; but who shall beat the drums for its retreat? #Quote by Charles Lamb
The Arts quotes by Herbie Hancock
#28. The arts have always served relationships between people of different cultures so well. In a way, the arts function as a very serious kind of ambassador. #Quote by Herbie Hancock
The Arts quotes by Matthew Spektor
#29. There is no greater swindle than so-called realism in all its forms, and no bigger sucker than someone who mistakes pessimism for accuracy. #Quote by Matthew Spektor
The Arts quotes by Virginia Woolf
#30. Other worshipful objects were content with worship; men, women, God, all let one kneel prostrate; but this form, were it only the shape of a white lampshade looming on a wicker table, roused one to perpetual combat, challenged one to a fight in which one was bound to be worsted. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
The Arts quotes by Jeremy Hunt
#31. People have had certain assumptions in the past about Conservative governments, partly because of some of the things that happened in the 1980s, and partly because of the tone of some of the debate in the 1980s that appeared to say public spending on the arts was something you might want to progressively reduce. #Quote by Jeremy Hunt
The Arts quotes by Torsten Wiesel
#32. Aside from my work, my interests lie in the arts and in world affairs. #Quote by Torsten Wiesel
The Arts quotes by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
#33. The great problem that the arts have always faced in countries where the populace has too great a say in their funding is that what is funded must reflect popular taste, and, as we in Russia know all too well, popular taste is seldom excellent. Here, we show them what is excellent, and they are grateful. #Quote by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
The Arts quotes by Theophile Gautier
#34. The arts teach and moralise by their beauty alone, not by translating a philosophical or social formula. For the truly artistic person, painting has itself as it's purpose, which is quite enough. #Quote by Theophile Gautier
The Arts quotes by Havelock Ellis
#35. The art of dancing stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they unite. #Quote by Havelock Ellis
The Arts quotes by Bette Davis
#36. [On gay men:] Let me say, a more artistic, appreciative group of people for the arts does not exist ... They are more knowledgeable, more loving of the arts. They make the average male look stupid. #Quote by Bette Davis
The Arts quotes by Alasdair Gray
#37. People in Scotland have a queer idea of the arts. They think you can be an artist in your spare time, though nobody expects you to be a spare-time dustman, engineer, lawyer or brain surgeon. #Quote by Alasdair Gray
The Arts quotes by Galileo Galilei
#38. They seemed to forget that the increase of known truths stimulates the investigation, establishment and growth of the arts; not their dimination or destruction. #Quote by Galileo Galilei
The Arts quotes by Tom Turner
#39. The arts which we now call garden design and landscape design have three separate origins: sacred space, horticultural space and domestic space. Like Homo sapiens, the arts of garden and landscape design probably spread to Europe from West Asia. #Quote by Tom Turner
The Arts quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#40. In the arts of peace Man is a bungler. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
The Arts quotes by Richard Morrison
#41. The arts world prides itself on its diversity, inclusivity, open-mindedness and constant efforts to reach out to all. Yet at the very moment when Britain decides its future, hardly anyone in the arts seems to understand, let alone agree with, the opinion of at least half the population. #Quote by Richard Morrison
The Arts quotes by Sam Abell
#42. Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment - this very moment - to stay. #Quote by Sam Abell
The Arts quotes by Voltaire
#43. All the arts are brothers; each one is a light to the others. #Quote by Voltaire
The Arts quotes by Alan Lightman
#44. I think people all over the institution recognize that different ways of understanding are valuable. Artists may think in a different way than biologists or chemists, but you can learn something from that. It is true that the arts at MIT don't have the same amount of funding or same status as the sciences or engineering. #Quote by Alan Lightman
The Arts quotes by Carol P. Christ
#45. In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making. #Quote by Carol P. Christ
The Arts quotes by Daniel Younger
#46. If you're looking for good Mexican food in Vegas, you go to the Arts District. Jonesing for stupidly overpriced jeans or a rhine- stone T-shirt? The Fashion Show Mall has you covered. How about some quiet contemplation over that lost trust fund? Lake Mead's your man. Maybe getting stabbed, shot, or beaten to death is your thing, so head on up to North Vegas. But, if you're looking for a snapshot of city history, a reasonably affordable libation, and the rare sensation of getting squeezed through a kaleidoscope's poop chute, then you can't beat Fremont. #Quote by Daniel Younger
The Arts quotes by Harold C. Schonberg
#47. There is a love-hate relationship between New York and the rest of the country, but New York is unarguably the city that sets the standards, the city in which all who have anything to do with the arts dream of working and succeeding. #Quote by Harold C. Schonberg
The Arts quotes by Elliot W. Eisner
#48. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer. #Quote by Elliot W. Eisner
The Arts quotes by Edmund Clarence Stedman
#49. Progress comes by experiment, and this from ennui that leads to voyages, wars, revolutions, and plainly to change in the arts of expression; that cries out to the imagination, and is the nurse of the invention whereof we term necessity the mother. #Quote by Edmund Clarence Stedman
The Arts quotes by Moran Atias
#50. Italy was a surprise in my life. I went there just to make money and then go back to Israel and study psychology. The arts wasn't something I grew up with or thought I could be part of. #Quote by Moran Atias
The Arts quotes by Richard Eyre
#51. If the arts are held up solely as a means of social insight, fantasy is denied the chance to be commonplace and reality the chance to be exotic. #Quote by Richard Eyre
The Arts quotes by A. Y. Jackson
#52. To Lawren Harris art was almost a mission. He believed that a country which ignored the arts left no record of itself worth preserving. #Quote by A. Y. Jackson
The Arts quotes by Sarah Butler
#53. I'm from Washington state - a pretty small town there called Puyallup. I was really into the arts there. I sang in choirs and did singing competitions. I also did a whole lot of theater; I did high school, and then I started doing some community theater. I decided that was the kind of thing I wanted to study in college. #Quote by Sarah Butler
The Arts quotes by Oscar Wilde
#54. For the great eras in the history of the development of all the arts have been eras not of increased feeling or enthusiasm in feeling for art, but of new technical improvements primarily and specially. The discovery of marble quarries in the purple ravines of Pentelicus and on the little low-lying hills of the island of Paros gave to the Greeks the opportunity for that intensified vitality of action, that more sensuous and simple humanism, to which the Egyptian sculptor working laboriously in the hard porphyry and rose-coloured granite of the desert could not attain. The splendour of the Venetian school began with the introduction of the new oil medium for painting. The progress in modern music has been due to the invention of new instruments entirely, and in no way to an increased consciousness on the part of the musician of any wider social aim. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
The Arts quotes by Hippocrates
#55. Medicine is of all the Arts the most noble; but, owing to the ignorance of those who practice it, and of those who, inconsiderately, form a judgment of them, it is at present behind all the arts. #Quote by Hippocrates
The Arts quotes by J.M. Coetzee
#56. Artists no longer starve in garrets. Some people may think this is not wholly a good thing, that being an artist has become too comfortable, at least in the West. I'm not sure I agree. It's a mark of civilization to encourage the arts and the life of the mind. #Quote by J.M. Coetzee
The Arts quotes by George Washington
#57. The Arts and Sciences, essential to the prosperity of the State and to the ornament of human life, have a primary claim to the encouragement of every lover of his country and mankind. #Quote by George Washington
The Arts quotes by Neil Gaiman
#58. The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
[Keynote Address, University of the Arts, 134th Commencement (Philadelphia, PA, May 17, 2012)] #Quote by Neil Gaiman
The Arts quotes by Jonathan Lethem
#59. The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals. #Quote by Jonathan Lethem
The Arts quotes by Ronald J. Sider
#60. This helpful book on the role of the arts fills a significant gap in the growing literature on holistic faith-based programs. #Quote by Ronald J. Sider
The Arts quotes by Esmeralda Santiago
#61. If you don't exist in the arts of a culture, you're invisible. The arts are what express the soul of who we are and that expresses our humanity. #Quote by Esmeralda Santiago
The Arts quotes by Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius
#62. Certain portions of the earth, escaping utter destruction, become the seedbeds for replenishing the human race, and so it happens that on a world that is not young there are young populations having no culture, whose traditions were swept away in a debacle; they wander over the earth and gradually put aside the roughness of a nomadic existence and by natural inclunation submit to communities and associations; their mode of living is at first simple, knowking no guile and strange to cunning, called in its early stage the Golden Age. [16] The more these populations progress in civilization and employment of the arts, the more easily does the spirit of rivalry creep in, at first commendable but imperceptibly changing to envy; this, then, is responsible for all the tribulations that the race suffers in subsequent ages. So much for the vicissitudes that civilizations experience, of perishing and arising again, as the world goes on unchanged.
[Chapter X - 15,16] #Quote by Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius
The Arts quotes by Katherine Anne Porter
#63. In the arts, you simply cannot secure your bread and your freedom of action too. You cannot be a hostile critic of society and expect society to feed you regularly. #Quote by Katherine Anne Porter
The Arts quotes by Jeremy Begbie
#64. One of the primary services the arts can render to theology is their integrative power, their ability to interrelate the intellect with the other facets of our human makeup. #Quote by Jeremy Begbie
The Arts quotes by Jesse L. Martin
#65. This world is not one color or culture. Everybody has a story. To tell that story or see that story reflected through art is extremely valuable to the community. The arts belong to everyone and our work should reflect that diversity. #Quote by Jesse L. Martin
The Arts quotes by Terry Gross
#66. I think there's always an expectation when you're a first generation, especially a first-generation Nigerian, of sort of being a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer. And so, you know, sort of my initial pursuits into the arts and that I was going to pursue film as a career didn't confuse them, but it was definitely something that they were scared about. #Quote by Terry Gross
The Arts quotes by Jonathan Kozol
#67. But for the children of the poorest people we're stripping the curriculum, removing the arts and music, and drilling the children into useful labor. We're not valuing a child for the time in which she actually is a child. #Quote by Jonathan Kozol
The Arts quotes by Mandy Patinkin
#68. People who go into the arts are often hurt people. Many are manic-depressive. Some have tried suicide and some have succeeded. It's just part of the game. We are people who are oversensitive. That's why we're in this business, because of our need to communicate. #Quote by Mandy Patinkin
The Arts quotes by Hans Haacke
#69. I have a particular interest in corporations that give themselves a cultural aura and are in other areas suspect. Philip Morris presents itself in New York as the lover of culture while it turns out that if you look behind the scenes, it is also a prime funder of Jesse Helms, someone who is very hostile to the arts. #Quote by Hans Haacke
The Arts quotes by Mitchell Maxwell
#70. Mitchell Maxwell's Maxims
•You have to create your own professional path. There's no longer a roadmap for an artistic career.
•Follow your heart and the money will follow.
•Create a benchmark of your own progress. If you never look down while you're climbing the ladder you won't know how far you've come.
•Don't define success by net worth, define it by character. Success, as it's measured by society, is a fleeting condition.
•Affirm your value. Tell the world "I am an artist," not "I want to be an artist."
•You must actively live your dream. Wishing and hoping for someday doesn't make it happen. Get out there and get involved.
•When you look into the abyss you find your character.
•Young people too often let the fear of failure keep them from trying. You have to get bloody, sweaty and rejected in order to succeed.
•Get your face out of Facebook and into somebody's face. Close your e-mail and pick up the phone. Personal contact still speaks loudest.
•No one is entitled to act entitled. Be willing to work hard.
•If you're going to buck the norm you're going to have to embrace the challenges.
•You have to love the journey if you're going to work in the arts.
•Only listen to people who agree with your vision.
•A little anxiety is good but don't let it become fear, fear makes you inert.
•Find your own unique voice. Leave your individual imprint on the world, not a copy of someone else.
•Draw strength #Quote by Mitchell Maxwell
The Arts quotes by Robert Graves
#71. Down, wanton, down! Have you no shame
That at the whisper of Love's name,
Or Beauty's, presto! up you raise
Your angry head and stand at gaze?

Poor bombard-captain, sworn to reach
The ravelin and effect a breach--
Indifferent what you storm or why,
So be that in the breach you die!

Love may be blind, but Love at least
Knows what is man and what mere beast;
Or Beauty wayward, but requires
More delicacy from her squires.

Tell me, my witless, whose one boast
Could be your staunchness at the post,
When were you made a man of parts
To think fine and profess the arts?

Will many-gifted Beauty come
Bowing to your bald rule of thumb,
Or Love swear loyalty to your crown?
Be gone, have done! Down, wanton, down! #Quote by Robert Graves
The Arts quotes by Adam M. Grant
#72. Interest in the arts among entrepreneurs, inventors, and eminent scientists obviously reflects their curiosity and aptitude. People who are open to new ways of looking at science and business also tend to be fascinated by the expression of ideas and emotions through images, sounds, and words. #Quote by Adam M. Grant
The Arts quotes by Marie Rutkoski
#73. Kestrel though that Arin was someone who had fallen far.
She couldn't ask if that was true. She remembered his angry response when she had asked why he had been trained as a blacksmith, and that question had seemed innocent enough. Yet it had hurt him.
She did not want to hurt him.
"How did you learn to play Bite and Sting?" she asked. "It's Valorian."
He looked relieved. "There was a time when Herrani enjoyed sailing to your country. We liked your people. And we have always admired the arts. Our sailors brought back Bite and Sting sets a long time ago."
"Bite and Sting is a game, not an art."
He folded his arms across his chest, amused. "If you say so."
"I'm surprised to hear that Herrani liked anything about Valorians. I thought you considered us stupid savages."
"Wild creatures," he muttered.
Kestrel was sure she had misheard him. "What?"
"Nothing. Yes, you were completely uncultured. You ate with your hands. Your idea of entertainment was seeing who could kill the other first. But"--his eyes met hers, then glanced away--"you were known for other things, too."
"What things? What do you mean?"
He shook his head. He made that strange gesture again, lifting his fingers to flick the air by his temple. Then he folded his hands, unfolded them, and began to mix the tiles. "You have asked too many questions. If you want more, you will have to win them. #Quote by Marie Rutkoski
The Arts quotes by Anna Deavere Smith
#74. I think some of our most talented people are not going to pick the arts as a way that they're going to spend their lives. #Quote by Anna Deavere Smith
The Arts quotes by Twyla Tharp
#75. The disasteris not the money, although the money will be missed. The disaster is the disrespect
this belief that the arts are dispensable, that they're not critical to a culture's existence. #Quote by Twyla Tharp
The Arts quotes by Colm Toibin
#76. Anyone who works in the arts knows, if you're writing a novel or a play or anything, you have to be ready for someone to say, 'Your time is up.' #Quote by Colm Toibin
The Arts quotes by Frank Zappa
#77. Believe it or not, there are places in the world where music is important. There are places in the world where all the arts are a matter of national pride. #Quote by Frank Zappa
The Arts quotes by Marvin Minsky
#78. We shouldn't let our envy of distinguished masters of the arts distract us from the wonder of how each of us gets new ideas. Perhaps we hold on to our superstitions about creativity in order to make our own deficiencies seem more excusable. For when we tell ourselves that masterful abilities are simply unexplainable, we're also comforting ourselves by saying that those superheroes come endowed with all the qualities we don't possess. Our failures are therefore no fault of our own, nor are those heroes' virtues to their credit, either. If it isn't learned, it isn't earned.

When we actually meet the heroes whom our culture views as great, we don't find any singular propensities––only combinations of ingredients quite common in themselves. Most of these heroes are intensely motivated, but so are many other people. They're usually very proficient in some field--but in itself we simply call this craftmanship or expertise. They often have enough self-confidence to stand up to the scorn of peers--but in itself, we might just call that stubbornness. They surely think of things in some novel ways, but so does everyone from time to time. And as for what we call "intelligence", my view is that each person who can speak coherently already has the better part of what our heroes have. Then what makes genius appear to stand apart, if we each have most of what it takes?

I suspect that genius needs one thing more: in order to accumulate outstanding qualities, one needs u #Quote by Marvin Minsky
The Arts quotes by Ron Paul
#79. Some Americans appear to believe that there would be no arts in America were it not for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), an institution created in 1965. They cannot imagine things being done any other way, even though they were done another way throughout our country's existence, and throughout most of mankind's history. While the government requested $121 million for the NEA in 2006, private donations to the arts totaled $2.5 billion that year, dwarfing the NEA budget. The NEA represents a tiny fraction of all arts funding, a fact few Americans realize. Freedom works after all. And that money is almost certainly better spent than government money: NEA funds go not necessarily to the best artists, but to people who happen to be good at filling out government grant applications. I have my doubts that the same people populate both categories. #Quote by Ron Paul
The Arts quotes by Emile Chartier
#80. When we speak, in gestures or signs, we fashion a real object in the world; the gesture is seen, the words and the song are heard. The arts are simply a kind of writing, which, in one way or another, fixes words or gestures, and gives body to the invisible. #Quote by Emile Chartier
The Arts quotes by Salman Khan
#81. One of my all-time favorite books is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice - I know, a bit girly, but great is great. I hated the book when I was forced to read it and write a book report at fourteen. I only realized that I loved it - and a lot of literature - when I reread it for fun on a whim when I was twenty-three. The same is true for Huckleberry Finn, A Tale of Two Cities, and Brave New World. Not only was I more mature and had more perspective on life, but I had the time and motivation to appreciate it. I believe that motivation, the culture of a community, and outlets for exploration drive the appreciation of the arts, not grades and credit-unit requirements. #Quote by Salman Khan
The Arts quotes by John Steinbeck
#82. It is customary for adults to forget how hard and dull school is. The learning by memory all the basic things one must know is the most incredible and unending effort. Learning to read is probably the most difficult and revolutionary thing that happens to the human brain and if you don't believe that watch an illiterate adult try to do it. School is not so easy and it is not for the most part very fun, but then, if you are very lucky, you may find a teacher. Three real teachers in a lifetime is the very best of luck. I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.

My three had these things in common. They all loved what they were doing. They did not tell - they catalyzed a burning desire to know. Under their influence, the horizons sprung wide and fear went away and the unknown became knowable. But most important of all, the truth, that dangerous stuff, became beautiful and precious. #Quote by John Steinbeck
The Arts quotes by Derek Bok
#83. The oldest of the arts and the youngest of the professions. #Quote by Derek Bok
The Arts quotes by Alastair Reynolds
#84. The games enthralled the public and diverted their attentions from the Halo wars. And - unlike the arts - they could not be used as vehicles for subversion. For gamers like myself it was a near-utopian state of affairs. We were pampered and courted by the houses and made immensely rich. #Quote by Alastair Reynolds
The Arts quotes by Peter Drucker
#85. The arts alone give direct access to experience. To eliminate them from education - or worse, to tolerate them as cultural ornaments - is antieducational obscurantism. It is foisted on us by the pedants and snobs of Hellenistic Greece who considered artistic performance fit only for slaves ... #Quote by Peter Drucker
The Arts quotes by William Butler Yeats
#86. I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind. #Quote by William Butler Yeats
The Arts quotes by Walter Legge
#87. Democracy is fatal for the arts; it leads only to chaos or the achievement of new and lower common denominators of quality. #Quote by Walter Legge
The Arts quotes by Alfred Stieglitz
#88. The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art. #Quote by Alfred Stieglitz
The Arts quotes by Oscar Wilde
#89. Nature is no great mother who has home us. She is our own creation. It is in our brain that she quickens to life. Things are because we see them, and what we see and how we see it depends on the arts that have influenced us. To look at a thing is very different from seeing a thing. One does not see anything until one sees its beauty. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
The Arts quotes by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
#90. Why become well-versed in science and the arts if not to impress a lovely little woman? #Quote by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
The Arts quotes by Ken Robinson
#91. The arts, sciences, humanities, physical education, languages and maths all have equal and central contributions to make to a student's education. #Quote by Ken Robinson
The Arts quotes by Ken Burns
#92. The genius of our country is improvisation, and jazz reflects that. It's our great contribution to the arts. #Quote by Ken Burns
The Arts quotes by Patrick Swayze
#93. I am very, very clear on how difficult it is for a young kid out there to go into the arts without taking a lot of heat from his peers. #Quote by Patrick Swayze
The Arts quotes by Juliet Rylance
#94. I come from a family rooted in the arts, so I think I naturally gravitated towards performing from an early age. #Quote by Juliet Rylance
The Arts quotes by Gerald Brenan
#95. One road to happiness is to cultivate curiosity about everything. Not only about people but about subjects, not only about the arts but about history and foreign customs. Not only about countries and cities, but about plants and animals. Not only about lichened rocks and curious markings on the bark of trees, but about stars and atoms. Not only about your friends but about that strange labyrinth we inhabit which we call ourselves. Then, if we do that, we will never suffer a moment's boredom ... #Quote by Gerald Brenan
The Arts quotes by Mallika Sarabhai
#96. You have treated the arts as the cherry on the cake. It needs to be the yeast. #Quote by Mallika Sarabhai
The Arts quotes by Arnold Weinstein
#97. ..the brave picture we have of humans as rational beings is utterly misleading, a kind of photograph of our surface composure and thus unreflective of-- and unattuned to-- the seismic emotional and psychic reality underneath, our true reality... The arts put onto the page or the stage or the canvas or the screen a special portraiture that does justice to our depths. #Quote by Arnold Weinstein
The Arts quotes by Bertrand Russell
#98. Throughout the Middle Ages, Jews had no part in the culture of Christian countries, and were too severely persecuted to be able to make contributions to civilization, beyond supplying capital for the building of cathedrals and such enterprises. It was only among the Mohammedans, at that period, that Jews were treated humanely, and were able to pursue philosophy and enlightened speculation. Throughout the Middle Ages, the Mohammedans were more civilized and more humane than the Christians. Christians persecuted Jews, especially at times of religious excitement; the Crusades were associated with appalling pogroms. In Mohammedan countries, on the contrary, Jews at most times were not in any way ill treated. Especially in Moorish Spain, they contributed to learning; Maimonides (1135–1204), who was born at Cordova, is regarded by some as the source of much of Spinoza's
philosophy.Mohammedan civilization in its great days was admirable in the arts and in many technical ways, but it showed no capacity for independent speculation in theoretical matters. Its importance, which must not be under-rated, is as a transmitter. Between ancient and modern European civilization, the dark ages intervened. The Mohammedans and the Byzantines, while lacking the intellectual energy required for innovation, preserved the apparatus of civilization - education, books, and learned leisure. Both stimulated the West when it emerged from barbarism - the Mohammedans chiefly in the thirteenth century, #Quote by Bertrand Russell
The Arts quotes by Brian Eno
#99. People in the arts often want to aim for the biggest, most obvious target, and hit it smack in the bull's eye.
Of course with everybody else aiming there as well that makes it very hard and expensive to hit. I prefer to shoot the arrow, then paint the target around it. You make the niches in which you finally reside. #Quote by Brian Eno
The Arts quotes by Steve Turner
#100. The arts can sharpen the vision, quicken the intellect, preserve the memory, activate the conscience, enhance the understanding and refresh the language. #Quote by Steve Turner
The Arts quotes by John F. Kennedy
#101. The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of the nation, is close to the center of a nation's purpose - and is a test to the quality of a nation's civilization. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
The Arts quotes by Columba Bush
#102. I love the arts. #Quote by Columba Bush
The Arts quotes by Tina Packer
#103. [Talking about ancient Greece](...) the great institutions (...) were created by older males who then trained younger males. They all had a strong homoerotic element. (...) This thereby increased the "rightness" of masculinity, never mind that half the world was feminine. That other half was also interested in philosophy, the arts, the law, religion, and athletics, but they had this other task -bringing children to term and nurturing them through the early years of their lives. And doing it again and again. Not that this gave status to women. On the contrary, the man's seed made the child. A woman was simply the receptacle provided by nature to carry the child until it was ready to come out. (...) #Quote by Tina Packer
The Arts quotes by William Stafford
#104. All events and experiences are local, somewhere. And all human enhancements of events and experiences
all the arts
are regional in the sense that they derive from immediate relation to felt life.
It is this immediacy that distinguishes art. And paradoxically the more local the feeling in art, the more all people can share it; for that vivid encounter with the stuff of the world is our common ground.
Artists, knowing this mutual enrichment that extends everywhere, can act, and praise, and criticize, as insiders
the means of art is the life of all people. And that life grows and improves by being shared. Hence, it is good to welcome any region you live in or come to, or think of, for that is where life happens to be, right where you are. #Quote by William Stafford
The Arts quotes by Theodore Bikel
#105. You cannot please all of the people all of the time, and that is truer in the arts than anywhere else. #Quote by Theodore Bikel
The Arts quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#106. The craft, trade, agriculture, science, a large part of the art - all this can only stand on a broad base , on a consolidated, strong and healthy mediocrity. Served in their services and the science of their work - and even the arts. We cannot wish for better: it belongs to such an average sort of person - it is under displace exceptions - it has nothing aristocratic about something and still les in their anarchic instincts - The power of the center is then held upright by the trade, especially the money market: the instinct of great financiers goes against all extremes, - the Jews are the reason for the time being conserve power in our so insecure and threatened Europe. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
The Arts quotes by F Scott Fitzgerald
#107. Poetry is dying first. It'll be absorbed into prose sooner or later. #Quote by F Scott Fitzgerald
The Arts quotes by Josef Pieper
#108. Who among us has not suddenly looked into his child's face, in the midst of the toils and troubles of everyday life, and at that moment "seen" that everything which is good, is loved and lovable, loved by God! Such certainties all mean, at bottom, one and the same thing: that the world is plumb and sound; that everything comes to its appointed goal; that in spite of all appearances, underlying all things is - peace, salvation, gloria; that nothing and no one is lost; that "God holds in his hand the beginning, middle, and end of all that is." Such nonrational, intuitive certainties of the divine base of all that is can be vouchsafed to our gaze even when it is turned toward the most insignificant-looking things, if only it is a gaze inspired by love. That, in the precise sense, is contemplation...

Out of this kind of contemplation of the created world arise in never-ending wealth all true poetry and all real art, for it is the nature of poetry and art to be paean and praise heard above all the wails of lamentation. No one who is not capable of such contemplation can grasp poetry in a poetic fashion, that is to say, in the only meaningful fashion. The indispensability, the vital function of the arts in man's life, consists above all in this: that through them contemplation of the created world is kept alive and active. #Quote by Josef Pieper
The Arts quotes by Roger Scruton
#109. Beauty is assailed from two directions - by the cult of ugliness in the arts, and by the cult of utility in everyday life. #Quote by Roger Scruton
The Arts quotes by Nicolas Roeg
#110. Children's finger-painting came under the arts, but movies didn't. #Quote by Nicolas Roeg
The Arts quotes by McG
#111. I always remember responding very emotionally to film. I had a lot of lonely time on my hands because I wasn't really the best-looking kid in my town and I sort of pined after girls. I had to sort of immerse myself in the arts because girls weren't particularly interested in me. #Quote by McG
The Arts quotes by Ian McEwan
#112. We overvalue the arts in relation to the sciences. #Quote by Ian McEwan
The Arts quotes by Franz Grillparzer
#113. In the arts, foolhardiness is always harmful; even worse, however, is clumsiness. #Quote by Franz Grillparzer
The Arts quotes by Edward Gibbon
#114. If we contrast the rapid progress of this mischievous discovery [of gunpowder] with the slow and laborious advances of reason, science, and the arts of peace, a philosopher, according to his temper, will laugh or weep at the folly of mankind (Chapter 65,p. 68) #Quote by Edward Gibbon
The Arts quotes by Brad Pitt
#115. When I first moved to L.A., I discovered Roy London. I didn't know anything about the arts, the profession; I had no technique, I knew nothing, I'm fresh from Missouri. I sat in on a few classes, and they just felt a little guru-ish and just didn't feel right to me. Until I met Roy. #Quote by Brad Pitt
The Arts quotes by Guy De Maupassant
#116. ...A strange art – music – the most poetic and precise of all the arts, vague as a dream and precise as algebra. #Quote by Guy De Maupassant
The Arts quotes by Confucius
#117. The young should be dutiful at home, modest abroad, careful and true, overflowing in kindness for all, but in brotherhood with love. And if they have strength to spare they should spend it on the arts. #Quote by Confucius
The Arts quotes by W. H. Auden
#118. The primary function of poetry, as of all the arts, is to make us more aware of ourselves and the world around us. I do not know if such increased awareness makes us more moral or more efficient. I hope not. I think it makes us more human, and I am quite certain it makes us more difficult to deceive. #Quote by W. H. Auden
The Arts quotes by Oscar Wilde
#119. The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
The Arts quotes by Lukas Foss
#120. In the nineteenth century the more grandiose word inspiration began to replace the word idea in the arts. #Quote by Lukas Foss
The Arts quotes by Kristen Wiig
#121. If I can be doing something in the arts till the day I die. I would be very, very happy. #Quote by Kristen Wiig
The Arts quotes by Aldous Huxley
#122. Religion is always a patron of the arts, but its taste is by no means impeccable. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
The Arts quotes by G.H. Hardy
#123. When the world is mad, a mathematician may find in mathematics an incomparable anodyne. For mathematics is, of all the arts and sciences, the most austere and the most remote, and a mathematician should be of all men the one who can most easily take refuge where, as Bertrand Russell says, "one at least of our nobler impulses can best escape from the dreary exile of the actual world." #Quote by G.H. Hardy
The Arts quotes by Jacques Barzun
#124. On reflection, moral judgment in the arts appears rather as a tribute to their power to influence emotion and possibly conduct. And reflecting further on what some critics do today, one sees that a good many have merely shifted the ground of their moralism, transferring their impulse of righteousness to politics and social issues. #Quote by Jacques Barzun
The Arts quotes by Doris Lessing
#125. That a work of the imagination has to be "really" about some problem is, again, an heir of Socialist Realism. To write a story for the sake of storytelling is frivolous, not to say reactionary.

The demand that stories must be "about" something is from Communist thinking and, further back, from religious thinking, with its desire for self-improvement books as simple-minded as the messages on samplers.

The phrase "political correctness" was born as Communism was collapsing. I do not think this was chance. I am not suggesting that the torch of Communism has been handed on to the political correctors. I am suggesting that habits of mind have been absorbed, often without knowing it.

There is obviously something very attractive about telling other people what to do: I am putting it in this nursery way rather than in more intellectual language because I see it as nursery behavior. Art - the arts generally - are always unpredictable, maverick, and tend to be, at their best, uncomfortable. Literature, in particular, has always inspired the House committees, the Zhdanovs, the fits of moralizing, but, at worst, persecution. It troubles me that political correctness does not seem to know what its exemplars and predecessors are; it troubles me more that it may know and does not care.

Does political correctness have a good side? Yes, it does, for it makes us re-examine attitudes, and that is always useful. The trouble is that, with all #Quote by Doris Lessing
The Arts quotes by Paul Kurtz
#126. We are not simply intellectual creatures. We wish to make love, to enjoy a gourmet dinner, to jog in the park, to cheer lustily at a ball game, to engage in spirited conversation with our friends, to play bridge or tennis, travel to exotic places, struggle with others to build a better world, and to enjoy the arts. The arts are so vital because they help to make life worth living. Music, poetry, literature, paintings, dance, and the theater are among our richest joys ... The fine arts contribute immeasurably to the good life and that is why we cherish them. #Quote by Paul Kurtz
The Arts quotes by Francisco De Goya
#127. Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. #Quote by Francisco De Goya
The Arts quotes by Albert Hammond, Jr.
#128. I think that's one of the greatest gifts you get if you're successful at something like music or film or photography - any of the arts - you can sit there and think. It's so much fun to sit there and think and wonder about the world and the universe. #Quote by Albert Hammond, Jr.
The Arts quotes by Oscar Wilde
#129. Aestheticism is a search after the signs of the beautiful. It is the science of the beautiful through which men seek the correlation of the arts. It is, to speak more exactly, the search after the secret of life. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
The Arts quotes by Peter London
#130. An image, a dance step, a song may function from time to time as entertainment, but the root and full practice of the arts lies in the recognition that art is power, an instrument of communion between the self and all that is important, all that is sacred. #Quote by Peter London
The Arts quotes by Madeleine L'Engle
#131. Creativity is a way of living life, no matter what our vocation, or how we earn our living. Creativity is not limited to the arts ... #Quote by Madeleine L'Engle
The Arts quotes by Eugene Schwartz
#132. The arts not only imbue our sense of sight, balance, movement, touch and hearing, they also lift our logical minds - the traditional focus of modern education - into the reaches of possibility, invention and genius. #Quote by Eugene Schwartz
The Arts quotes by Harry Browne
#133. The first step in trying to get along with other people is to realize that each is doing what he wants to do. Examine his actions, uncover the motives for his acts, find out why he wants to do as he does. And, as we'll see further along, this will give you the opportunity to earn his respect and cooperation to an extent that others can never obtain. #Quote by Harry Browne
The Arts quotes by Nick Hornby
#134. (about organizing books in his home library, and putting a book in the Arts and Lit non-fiction section)
I personally find that for domestic purposes, the Trivial Pursuit system works better than Dewey. #Quote by Nick Hornby
The Arts quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#135. The guardians of high culture will try to convince you that the arts belong only to a chosen few, but they are wrong and they are also annoying. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Arts quotes by Charles Guggenheim
#136. Look to the Classics, History, to the Arts, for there is truth. Look away from the systems, the processes, the techniques. #Quote by Charles Guggenheim
The Arts quotes by Joshua Wolf Shenk
#137. Why is it that all men who have become outstanding in philosophy, statesmanship, poetry or the arts are melancholic, #Quote by Joshua Wolf Shenk
The Arts quotes by Craig Thompson
#138. I grew up in a very working-class family and also a very fundamentalist Christian family. So, we didn't have access to the arts in the house in any form other than the Sunday funnies. #Quote by Craig Thompson
The Arts quotes by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
#139. So requisite is the use of Astrology to the Arts of Divination, as it were the Key that opens the door of all their Mysteries. #Quote by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
The Arts quotes by Richard Eyre
#140. Governments have always been wary of the arts because they're wayward and ambiguous and because they deal with feelings rather than facts. #Quote by Richard Eyre
The Arts quotes by Paul Lafargue
#141. O Laziness, mother of the arts and noble virtues, be thou the balm of human anguish. #Quote by Paul Lafargue
The Arts quotes by Howard Jacobson
#142. Thereafter he gave up on a career in the arts and filled a succession of unsuitable vacancies and equally unsuitable women, falling in love whenever he took up a new job, and falling out of love - or more correctly being fallen out of love with - every time he moved on. He drove a removal van, falling in love with the first woman whose house he emptied, delivered milk in an electric float, falling in love with the cashier who paid him every Friday night, worked as an assistant to an Italian carpenter who replaced sash windows in Victorian houses and replaced Julian Treslove in the affections of the cashier, managed a shoe department in a famous London store, falling in love with the woman who managed soft furnishings on the floor above. #Quote by Howard Jacobson
The Arts quotes by J. M. W. Turner
#143. I hate married men. They never make any sacrifices to the arts, but are always thinking of their duties to their wives and families or some rubbish of that sort. #Quote by J. M. W. Turner
The Arts quotes by George W. Bush
#144. From music and dance to painting and sculpting, the arts allow us to explore new worlds and to view life from another perspective. They also encourage individuals to sharpen their skills and to nurture their imagination and intellect. #Quote by George W. Bush
The Arts quotes by William Blake
#145. Degrade first the Arts if you'd Mankind Degrade. Hire Idiots to Paint with cold light & hot shade: Give high Price for the worst, leave the best in disgrace, And with Labours of Ignorance fill every place. #Quote by William Blake
The Arts quotes by Jonathan Ames
#146. Now, all writing - all the arts - are a form of 'Pay attention to me,' but there's also the flip side. Like, I want to give something. Let me entertain you, let me amuse you, let me try to please you with this thing I've made. And then pay attention to me. #Quote by Jonathan Ames
The Arts quotes by Horace
#147. Captive Greece took captive her savage conquerer and brought the arts to rustic Latium #Quote by Horace
The Arts quotes by Germaine Greer
#148. Soccer is an art more central to our culture than anything the Arts Council deigns to recognize. #Quote by Germaine Greer
The Arts quotes by Anthony Hopkins
#149. I know that the arts are important. I'm not denying that, but I can't associate myself with all the claptrap that goes on around it. #Quote by Anthony Hopkins
The Arts quotes by Michael Audain
#150. The Arts Council of England, in a 1998 report on 11 countries, found that Germany spent $85 per capita on the arts. The United States spent a shocking $6. And Canada, in its stubborn balance, spent $46 ... It's the Canadian way to be halfway between the Old and New worlds. #Quote by Michael Audain
The Arts quotes by Aristotle.
#151. Those who have been eminent in philosophy, politics, poetry, and the arts have all had tendencies toward melancholia. #Quote by Aristotle.
The Arts quotes by Azar Nafisi
#152. How can we protect ourselves from a culture of manipulation, where tastes and flavors are re-created chemically in laboratories and given to us as natural food, where religion is packaged, televised and tweeted and commercials influence us to such an extent that they dictate not only what we eat, wear, read and want but what and how we dream. We need the pristine beauty of truth as revealed to us in fiction, poetry, music and the arts: we need to retrieve the third eye of imagination. #Quote by Azar Nafisi
The Arts quotes by Holly Estil Cunningham
#153. Among peoples who possess a highly developed pugnacious instinct we find the greatest progress in the arts, sciences, social and political organization, commerce and industry. The instinct takes the milder form of rivalry which is the motive force of the great portion of the serious labors of mankind. #Quote by Holly Estil Cunningham
The Arts quotes by John Calvin
#154. All the arts come from God and are to be respected as divine inventions #Quote by John Calvin
The Arts quotes by Susanne Katherina Langer
#155. The arts objectify subjective reality, and subjectify outward experience of nature. Art education is the education of feeling, and a society that neglects it gives itself up to formless emotion. Bad art is corruption of feeling. #Quote by Susanne Katherina Langer
The Arts quotes by Galileo Galilei
#156. (T)he increase of known truths stimulates the investigation, establishment, and growth of the arts. #Quote by Galileo Galilei
The Arts quotes by William Butler Yeats
#157. All art is in the last analysis an endeavor to condense as out of the flying vapor of the world an image of human perfection, and for its own and not for the art's sake. #Quote by William Butler Yeats
The Arts quotes by Cassandra Clare
#158. What's that poem again?" Will, who had been twirling his empty teacup around his fingers, stood up straight and declaimed:
"Each spake words of high disdain,
And insult to his heart's best brother - "
"Oh, by the Angel, Will, do be quiet," said Charlotte, standing up. "I must go and write a letter to Aloysius Starkweather that drips remorse and pleading. I don't need you distracting me." And, gathering up her skirts, she hurried from the room.
"No appreciation for the arts," Will murmured, setting his teacup down. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
The Arts quotes by Santha Rama Rau
#159. It is in the oral traditions of the villages that the arts of India are really alive. The brief Western immortality of museums is pointless to people who have seen eternity in their earth. #Quote by Santha Rama Rau
The Arts quotes by Jack London
#160. Love is the sum of all the arts, as it is the reason for their existence. #Quote by Jack London
The Arts quotes by Northrop Frye
#161. Literature encourages tolerance-bigots and fanatics seldom have any use for the arts, because they're so preoccupied with their beliefs and actions that they can't see them also as possibilities. #Quote by Northrop Frye
The Arts quotes by Mya
#162. At an early age through the arts, I was fortunate to find an outlet to learn & apply, express myself, create, develop a positive image of myself, and a feel of importance, and significance to the world. #Quote by Mya
The Arts quotes by Jill Scott
#163. The best gift I was ever given was the arts. My mum gave me those on a silver platter. Growing up, her and my grandmother would take me to ballets, classical concerts, even smoky jazz clubs I wasn't supposed to be in! #Quote by Jill Scott
The Arts quotes by Cory Monteith
#164. If you focus on what you want and you persevere, chances are you succeed. You know, that's what I found. It might not be in acting - it might be in business, financing, it might be in the arts, it might be in anything. But it's all about focusing and being inspired. #Quote by Cory Monteith
The Arts quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
#165. One thing is for sure-none of the arts flourishes on censorship and repression. And by this time it should be evident that the American public is capable of doing its own censoring. #Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
The Arts quotes by Samuel R. Delany
#166. In the arts, people are always waiting for someone or some movement to "fulfill her/its/his promise." Then, half-a-dozen or a dozen years on, others begin to realize that, really, something extraordinary was actually happening. #Quote by Samuel R. Delany
The Arts quotes by Ian McDiarmid
#167. I've been trying to find a redeeming feature to Palpatine, and the only one I've got so far is that he's clearly a patron of the arts because he goes to the opera. #Quote by Ian McDiarmid
The Arts quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#168. So long as government and law provide for the security and well-being of men in their common life, the arts, literature and the sciences, less despotic though perhaps more powerful, fling garlands of flowers over the chains which weight them down. They stifle in men's breasts that sense of original liberty, for which they seem to have been born; cause them to love their own slavery, and so make of them what is called a civilized people. #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Arts quotes by Edith Wharton
#169. Love, she told herself, would one day release her from this spell of unreality. She was persuaded that the sublime passion was the key to the enigma; but it was difficult to relate her conception of love to the forms it wore in her experience. Two or three of the girls she had envied for their superior acquaintance with the arts of life had contracted, in the course of time, what were variously described as "romantic" or "foolish" marriages; one even made a runaway match, and languished for a while under a cloud of social reprobation. Here, then, was passion in action, romance converted to reality; yet the heroines of these exploits returned from them untransfigured, and their husbands were as dull as ever when one had to sit next to them at dinner. Her own case, of course, would be different. #Quote by Edith Wharton
The Arts quotes by Baron De Montesquieu
#170. Vanity is as advantageous to a government as pride is dangerous. To be convinced of this we need only represent, on the one hand,the numberless benefits which result from vanity, as industry, the arts, fashions, politeness, and taste; and on the other, the infinite evils which spring from the pride of certain nations, a laziness, poverty, a total neglect of everything. #Quote by Baron De Montesquieu
The Arts quotes by Lynda Barry
#171. At the center of everything we call 'the arts,' and children call 'play,' is something which seems somehow alive. #Quote by Lynda Barry
The Arts quotes by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
#172. The only thing
I tell you this straight from the heart
that disgusts me in Salzburg is that one can't have any proper social intercourse with those people
and that music does not have a better reputation ... For I assure you, without travel, at least for people from the arts and sciences, one is a miserable creature! ... A man of mediocre talents always remains mediocre, may he travel or not
but a man of superior talents, which I cannot deny myself to have without being blasphemous, becomes
bad, if he always stays in the same place. If the archbishop would trust me, I would soon make his music famous; that is surely true. #Quote by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Arts quotes by Timothy West
#173. In 1968 the Arts Council managed to get a grant from the treasury to buy up a lot of derelict touring theatres and put them back in the hands of the local authorities. #Quote by Timothy West
The Arts quotes by Harry Browne
#174. your balance sheet is an indication of how much you have served others ~ in terms of their standards, their values, their desires. Don't ever forget that happiness is relative. Your idea of what's good for someone else may not be shared in the slightest by that someone.
Understand, too, that I am not saying you ought to be considerate of others or that it is ethical to make people happy. It is a simple fact of life that if you do not make people happy, they aren't going to do business with you ~ on any basis. #Quote by Harry Browne
The Arts quotes by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
#175. In the traditional Islamic world, the hierarchy of the arts was not based on whether they were "fine" or "industrial" or "minor". It was based upon the effect of art on the soul of the human being. #Quote by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
The Arts quotes by Jessica McNamee
#176. Lots of things inspire me. My friends and my family, obviously. I really like to travel, so very inspired by traveling and meeting new people along the way. Also, music and the arts, like film and television. I like to read a lot too; that stuff inspires me. #Quote by Jessica McNamee
The Arts quotes by Paul Gauguin
#177. Many excellent cooks are spoilt by going into the arts. #Quote by Paul Gauguin
The Arts quotes by Brin-Jonathan Butler
#178. All boxers are liars. Con men. The better the liar, the better the fighter. That's because if you knew what was in a fighter's heart, if you knew what he was really thinking, he'd be easier to find. And if you could find him, he'd be easier to hit. And if you could hit him, you might expose him. And that might expose every person they never stood up to and every person they never stood up for. A single blow can unveil the watermark of your soul in a way nothing else ever can. #Quote by Brin-Jonathan Butler
The Arts quotes by Paul Tough
#179. The problem, as Randolph has realized, is that the best way for a young person to build character is for him to attempt something where there is a real and serious possibility of failure. In a high-risk endeavor, whether it's in business or athletics or the arts, you are more likely to experience colossal defeat than in a low-risk one - but you're also more likely to achieve real and original success. "The idea of building grit and building self-control is that you get that through failure," Randolph explained. #Quote by Paul Tough
The Arts quotes by Havelock Ellis
#180. Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself. #Quote by Havelock Ellis
The Arts quotes by Michael Gungor
#181. It's hard to make a living in music, so a lot of times in the arts it's safer to kind of fit into a box. #Quote by Michael Gungor
The Arts quotes by Havelock Ellis
#182. Dancing and building are the two primary and essential arts. The art of dancing stands at the source of all the arts that expressthemselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they unite. Music, acting, poetry proceed in the one mighty stream; sculpture, painting, all the arts of design, in the other. There is no primary art outside these two arts, for their origin is far earlier than man himself; and dancing came first. #Quote by Havelock Ellis
The Arts quotes by Edward Gibbon
#183. The active, insatiate principle of self-love can alone supply the arts of life and the wages of industry; and as soon as civil government and exclusive property have been introduced, they become necessary to the existence of the human race. #Quote by Edward Gibbon
The Arts quotes by Richard Eyre
#184. I believe there is a relationship between having an interest in the arts and the behaviour of society as a whole. Some politicians find it difficult that the arts is a weapon of happiness ... Politics is often about deprivation rather than the opening up of ideas and nourishing creative endeavour. #Quote by Richard Eyre
The Arts quotes by Louis Auchincloss
#185. It seems to me that the arts are rather flourishing. There's an awful lot of bad art about because of this, but that's true of every great era. I'm sure there was a lot dreadful art in the Renaissance that we fortunately don't see today. #Quote by Louis Auchincloss
The Arts quotes by John Calvin
#186. The invention of the arts, and other things which serve the common use and convenience of life, is a gift of God by no means to be despised, and a faculty worthy of commendation. #Quote by John Calvin
The Arts quotes by Vladimir Nabokov
#187. A late arrival had the impression of lots of loud people unnecessarily grouped within a smoke-blue space between two mirrors gorged with reflections. Because, I suppose, Cynthia wished to be the youngest in the room, the women she used to invite, married or single, were, at the best, in their precarious forties; some of them would bring from their homes, in dark taxis, intact vestiges of good looks, which, however, they lost as the party progressed. It has always amazed me - the capacity sociable weekend revelers have of finding almost at once, by a purely empiric but very precise method, a common denominator of drunkenness, to which everybody loyally sticks before descending, all together, to the next level. The rich friendliness of the matrons was marked by tomboyish overtones, while the fixed inward look of amiably tight men was like a sacrilegious parody of pregnancy. Although some of the guests were connected in one way or another with the arts, there was no inspired talk, no wreathed, elbow-propped heads, and of course no flute girls. From some vantage point where she had been sitting in a stranded mermaid pose on the pale carpet with one or two younger fellows, Cynthia, her face varnished with a film of beaming sweat, would creep up on her knees, a proffered plate of nuts in one hand, and crisply tap with the other the athletic leg of Cochran or Corcoran, an art dealer, ensconced, on a pearl-grey sofa, between two flushed, happily disintegrating ladies.

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The Arts quotes by Seneca The Younger
#188. The arts are the servant; wisdom its master. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
The Arts quotes by Daphne Guinness
#189. From 1989 to 2000, I was focusing in on my children. I hadn't realized the world had changed a lot. AIDS had happened, for starters, and so many people in the arts died or were affected. #Quote by Daphne Guinness
The Arts quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#190. On the other side, the conservative party, composed of the most moderate, able, and cultivated part of the population, is timid, and merely defensive of property. It vindicates no right, it aspires to no real good, it brands no crime, it proposes no generous policy, it does not build, nor write, nor cherish the arts, nor foster religion, nor establish schools, nor encourage science, nor emancipate the slave, nor befriend the poor, or the Indian, or the immigrant. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Arts quotes by Reza Abdoh
#191. In ancient cultures, they didn*t practice theory in their dances; they wanted to arrive at a state of trance, and I think that's an appropriate approach for the arts: to create a work that is entrancing. #Quote by Reza Abdoh
The Arts quotes by Felix Frankfurter
#192. Government is itself an art, one of the subtlest of the arts. It is neither business, nor technology, nor applied science. It is the art of making men live together in peace and with reasonable happiness. #Quote by Felix Frankfurter
The Arts quotes by Frances Wright
#193. All learning is useful, all the sciences are curious, all the arts are beautiful; but the most useful, most curious and most beautiful is perfect knowledge and perfect government of oneself. #Quote by Frances Wright
The Arts quotes by Ken Danby
#194. Regardless of the importance of known evidence to the contrary, the arts are generally regarded as being so much entertaining fluff, a commodity that isn't a priority in the traditional program of learning. This is unacceptable in a so-called 'enlightened' society. #Quote by Ken Danby
The Arts quotes by Isao Tomita
#195. I began seriously concentrating on music study after I entered senior high school. I went to a class in the arts section at the YMCA and learned music theory and composition. Today, there are many classes like this available, but this was not so much the case in those days. #Quote by Isao Tomita
The Arts quotes by Bill Cosby
#196. It was the arts, those noble expressions of the human spirit that are communicated through literature, dance, song, film, drama, painting and sculpture, among the many other such creative means, that helped articulate the sufferings of [these] people that were heard around the globe. #Quote by Bill Cosby
The Arts quotes by Edmund White
#197. America thrives on identity politics, left and right. But France is opposed to the idea. Since the Revolution, the French have enthroned the idea of universalism. All of us must be equal before the law as abstract individuals, and that extends to the arts. #Quote by Edmund White
The Arts quotes by Noam Chomsky
#198. The other day I happened to be reading a careful, interesting account of the state of British higher education. The government is a kind of market-oriented government and they came out with an official paper, a 'White Paper' saying that it is not the responsibility of the state to support any institution that can't survive in the market. So, if Oxford is teaching philosophy, the arts, Greek history, medieval history, and so on, and they can't sell it on the market, why should they be supported? Because life consists only of what you can sell in the market and get back, nothing else. That is a real pathology. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
The Arts quotes by Christian Siriano
#199. It was something I was more interested in myself. When I went to see my sister dance at ballet, I was really into costumes and the arts, and my family was also supportive of whatever me and my sister wanted to do. I would say I pushed myself the most to be into design. #Quote by Christian Siriano
The Arts quotes by Bresha Webb
#200. I went to Baltimore School of the Arts, which is known for discovering Tupac and Jada Pinkett-Smith. #Quote by Bresha Webb
The Arts quotes by Chris Matakas
#201. Jiu Jitsu is a vehicle for self-discovery and growth. It reminds me of my ego, of my insecurities, and of my shortcomings. #Quote by Chris Matakas
The Arts quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#202. Reading's not a luxury, art's not a luxury. It's about your soul, and it's about yourself. And if reading is a luxury, being human is a luxury #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
The Arts quotes by Howard Dietz
#203. Art for art's sake.
[Lat., Ars gratia artis.] #Quote by Howard Dietz
The Arts quotes by Andre Hueston Mack
#204. We've all been in positions where we felt out of place or not accepted for whatever reason. For me, that's been my life. I've always been that person that stood out. And what makes you an outcast is what makes you unique, and you should harness that. Being a black sheep gives you creative license to do sh*t differently. #Quote by Andre Hueston Mack
The Arts quotes by Steve Jobs
#205. I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates. #Quote by Steve Jobs
The Arts quotes by Chris Matakas
#206. I train jiu jitsu because I love jiu jitsu. But I also train knowing that my practice in this art will allow me better practice in any art. If you have learned one thing, you have learned all things, because you have learned how to learn. I can think of no more worthwhile pursuit of education. #Quote by Chris Matakas
The Arts quotes by Jean-Claude Van Damme
#207. God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple. #Quote by Jean-Claude Van Damme
The Arts quotes by Jet Li
#208. I didn't go to normal children school. I went to sports school when I was 8. So I studied martial arts. #Quote by Jet Li
The Arts quotes by Mona Van Duyn
#209. In politics, arts / no issue's dramatic / nor will 'play' till its heart's / simplified to fanatic. #Quote by Mona Van Duyn
The Arts quotes by J. Carter Brown
#210. I found that it wasn't so oddball to like music and poetry and visual arts, they're kindred spirits. #Quote by J. Carter Brown
The Arts quotes by Ogden Nash
#211. It is common knowledge to every schoolboy and even every Bachelor of Arts,
That all sin is divided into two parts.
One kind of sin is called a sin of commission, and that is very
important #Quote by Ogden Nash
The Arts quotes by Chris Matakas
#212. Jiu Jitsu provides a place of fellowship that, unfortunately, our society has largely failed to create. #Quote by Chris Matakas
The Arts quotes by Bruce Lee
#213. When you're talking about fighting, as it is, with no rules, well then, baby you'd better train every part of your body! #Quote by Bruce Lee
The Arts quotes by Taylor Lautner
#214. Boxing is so loose and flowy, and martial arts is more stiff, and about strength and structure. #Quote by Taylor Lautner
The Arts quotes by Bruce Lee
#215. Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier. #Quote by Bruce Lee
The Arts quotes by Lakshya Bharadwaj
#216. Martial Arts does not teach you how to fight, it teaches you why not to. #Quote by Lakshya Bharadwaj
The Arts quotes by Chris Matakas
#217. I can think of no more worthwhile aim than pursuing mastery in this craft while transcending one's own limitations. #Quote by Chris Matakas
The Arts quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#218. Behold a marine, such a man as an American government can make, or such as it can make a man with its black arts, a mere shadow and reminiscence of humanity, a man laid out alive and standing, and already, as one may say, buried under arms with funeral accompaniments, #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
The Arts quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#219. He held a vast but carefully concealed distaste for all things American. Their incredible polytheistic babel of religions, of course, although they were hardly to be blamed for that . . . their cooking (cooking!!!), their manners, their bastard architecture and sickly arts . . . and their blind, pathetic, arrogant belief in their superiority long after their sun had set. Their women. Their women most of all, their immodest, assertive women, with their gaunt, starved bodies which nevertheless reminded him disturbingly of houris. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
The Arts quotes by Chris Matakas
#220. There is no concrete way to play Jiu Jitsu, and this is why so many different types of people find joy in it. #Quote by Chris Matakas
The Arts quotes by Toba Beta
#221. Never write about martial arts..
if you've never been in a real fight. #Quote by Toba Beta
The Arts quotes by Daniella Alonso
#222. I've been taking martial arts for a long time. I started with tae kwon do, and then I started taking karate and mixed martial arts. #Quote by Daniella Alonso
The Arts quotes by Bruce Lee
#223. Knowing is not enough, You must apply #Quote by Bruce Lee
The Arts quotes by Anna Paquin
#224. I think that in itself is kind of an amazing achievement to be able to say that your full-time career is in any creative arts, let alone a show that has kept people interested for coming on four seasons and hopefully more. #Quote by Anna Paquin
The Arts quotes by Ricardo Mayorga
#225. Once I win, everyone will know who my instructor is in mixed martial arts. #Quote by Ricardo Mayorga
The Arts quotes by Sue Grafton
#226. I was an English major in college with minors in Fine Arts and Humanities. #Quote by Sue Grafton
The Arts quotes by Stephen Graham
#227. Mum and Dad always wanted me to do whatever I was happy doing. I nearly went to art college at 16, but decided to do a BTEC in performing arts. #Quote by Stephen Graham
The Arts quotes by Eden Sher
#228. I went to public school my whole life. It was a performing arts school, so I can't say if it was a typical experience or not, because it's all I know. #Quote by Eden Sher
The Arts quotes by E.A. Bucchianeri
#229. Righteous, I like that. Kinda fitting when you think about it. If we danced and shared music, we'd be too busy en-joy-in' life to start a war. #Quote by E.A. Bucchianeri
The Arts quotes by Charles Fort
#230. [Wise men] have tried to understand our state of being, by grasping at its stars, or its arts, or its economics. But, if there is an underlying oneness of all things, it does not matter where we begin, whether with stars, or laws of supply and demand, or frogs, or Napoleon Bonaparte. One measures a circle, beginning anywhere. #Quote by Charles Fort
The Arts quotes by Jean De La Bruyere
#231. Tyranny has no need of arts or sciences, for its policy, which is very shallow and without any refinement, only consists in shedding blood. #Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
The Arts quotes by Enrico Colantoni
#232. I'd love to teach theatre arts. #Quote by Enrico Colantoni
The Arts quotes by Kerry Washington
#233. Arts education must be part of our education solution because it works for all students. #Quote by Kerry Washington
The Arts quotes by Chris Matakas
#234. Jiu Jitsu gives me an ideal to strive toward. Technical mastery lies on an infinite continuum and completion of this skill is impossible. Every time I train I have something that I can improve upon, and this will hold true for each and every training session that lies between me and my grave. #Quote by Chris Matakas
The Arts quotes by Edmund Spenser
#235. There learned arts do flourish in great honour
And poets's wits are had in peerless price;
Religion hath lay power, to rest upon her,
Advancing virtue, and suppressing vice.
For end all good, all grace there freely grows,
Had people grace it gratefully to use:
For God His gifts there plenteously bestows,
But graceless men them greatly do abuse. #Quote by Edmund Spenser
The Arts quotes by Chris Matakas
#236. We are not practicing Jiu Jitsu to learn how to fight, we are learning how to live. #Quote by Chris Matakas
The Arts quotes by Zubin Mehta
#237. Though there is such a rich tradition of culture and arts, I have never been invited to perform at a concert in South India. #Quote by Zubin Mehta
The Arts quotes by Robert Bresson
#238. Nothing more inelegant and ineffective than an art conceived in another art's form. #Quote by Robert Bresson
The Arts quotes by Cesar Pelli
#239. When I finished high school, I was 16, and in Argentina you have to choose a career right after high school. There is no such thing as a liberal arts education. #Quote by Cesar Pelli
The Arts quotes by James Gurney
#240. There is no line between fine art and illustration; there is no high or low art; there is only art, and it comes in many forms. (p. 12) #Quote by James Gurney
The Arts quotes by Joey Skaggs
#241. I've always been a fine artist. #Quote by Joey Skaggs

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