Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.
Short + Art quotes ⇑Short Quotes
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight.
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Like any artist without an art form, she became dangerous.
Life + Art quotes ⇑Life Quotes
Every day one should at least hear one little song, read one good poem, see one fine painting and -- if at all possible -- speak a few sensible words.
Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.
I make art, sometimes I make true art, and sometimes it fills the empty places in my life. Some of them. Not all.
If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.
If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.
I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.
All art Quotes ⇑
When I was a child my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll be the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search.
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
The human body is the best work of art.
Fiction is art and art is the triumph over chaos... to celebrate a world that lies spread out around us like a bewildering and stupendous dream.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.
We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.
Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they're having a piss.
I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot.
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.
We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.
It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.
What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that's gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
Art and love are the same thing: It's the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.
There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun
The artist's job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Your mind is working at its best when you're being paranoid. You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!
Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.
If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
All forms of madness, bizarre habits, awkwardness in society, general clumsiness, are justified in the person who creates good art.
Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.
Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it.
And now, I'm just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Many great works of art, poetry, and music are inspired by astral memories. The desire to do noble, beautiful things here on Earth is also often a carryover of astral experiences between a person's earth lives
All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.