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Quotes About Art

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What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.

Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.

Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium.

Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.

Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art.  Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.

Creative without strategy is called ‘art.’  Creative with strategy is called ‘advertising.’

Art is not a treasure in the pastor an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves “It’s pretty, but is it Art?”

Listen to your inner-voice: Surround yourself with loving, nurturing people.  Fall in love with your art and find yourself.  Music is the great communicator.

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.

The only honest art form is laughter, comedy.  You can’t fake it… try to fake three laughs in an hour – ha ha ha ha ha ha They’ take you away, man.   You can’t.

An artist can not speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.

Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all.  In the end, he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.

Video editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does.

In Art and dream may you proceed with abandon.  In life you proceed with balance and stealth.

Lying just for the fun of it is either art or pathology.

If you are going to break a Law of Art, make the crime interesting.

It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.

Art is not what you see, it is what you make others see.

The true art of memory is the art of attention.

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