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History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; Art has remembered the people, because they created.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If I were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for; I should answer; A beautiful House; and if I were further asked to name the production next in importance and the thing next to be longed for; I should answer; A beautiful Book. To enjoy good houses and good books in self-respect and decent comfort, seems to me to be the pleasurable end towards which all societies of human beings ought now to struggle.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I do not want art for a few, any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I love art, and I love history, but it is living art and living history that I love. It is in the interest of living art and living history that I oppose so-called restoration. What history can there be in a building bedaubed with ornament, which cannot at the best be anything but a hopeless and lifeless imitation of the hope and vigor of the earlier world?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
"An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Remember this practical piece of advice: Never come into the theatre with mud on your feet. Leave your dust and dirt outside. Check your little worries, squabbles, petty difficulties with your outside clothing -- all the things that ruin your life and draw your attention away from your art -- at the door.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In spite of my great admiration for individual splendid talents I do not accept the star system. Collective creative effort is the root of our kind of art. That requires ensemble acting and whoever mars that ensemble is committing a crime not only against his comrades but also against the very art of which he is the servant.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation. O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
O Life! thou art a galling load, Along a rough, a weary road, To wretches such as I.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Twentieth-century art may start with nothing, but it flourishes by virtue of its belief in itself, in the possibility of control over what seems essentially uncontrollable, in the coherence of the inchoate, and in its ability to create its own values.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If thou canst walk on water, thou art no better than a straw. If thou canst fly in the air, thou art no better than a fly. Conquer thy heart that thou mayest become somebody.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To define it rudely but not ineptly, engineering is the art of doing that well with one dollar, which any bungler can do with two after a fashion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The art of conversation consist as much in listening politely, as in talking agreeably.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it, thou art a fool.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A bureaucracy is sure to think that its duty is to augment official power, official business, or official members, rather than to leave free the energies of mankind; it overdoes the quantity of government, as well as impairs its quality. The truth is, that a skilled bureaucracy is, though it boasts of an appearance of science, quite inconsistent with the true principles of the art of business.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasureMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art -- that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As the twentieth century ends, commerce and culture are coming closer together. The distinction between life and art has been eroded by fifty years of enhanced communications, ever-improving reproduction technologies and increasing wealth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Decisiveness is often the art of timely cruelty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fact that there are so many weak, poor and boring stories and novels written and published in America has been ascribed by our rebels to the horrible squareness of our institutions, the idiocy of power, the debasement of sexual instincts, and the failure of writers to be alienated enough. The poems and novels of these same rebellious spirits, and their theoretical statements, are grimy and gritty and very boring too, besides being nonsensical, and it is evident by now that polymorphous sexuality and vehement declarations of alienation are not going to produce great works of art either.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is saved in the cinema when it achieves art is a spontaneous continuity with all mankind. It is not an art of the princes or the bourgeoisie. It is popular and vagrant. In the sky of the cinema people learn what they might have been and discover what belongs to them apart from their single lives.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is art but a way of seeing?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight of the soul.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Politics is the art of the next best.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Christianity is art and not money. Money is its curse.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When thou art quiet and silent, then art thou as God was before nature and creature; thou art that which God then wats; thou art that whereof he made thy nature and creature: Then thou hearest and seest even with that wherewith God himself saw and heard in thee, before every thine own willing or thine own seeing began.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest art of a politician is to render vice serviceable to the cause of virtue.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The art of the police is not to see what it is useless that it should see.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The press and politicians. A delicate relationship. Too close, and danger ensues. Too far apart and democracy itself cannot function without the essential exchange of information. Creative leaks, a discreet lunch, interchange in the Lobby, the art of the unattributable telephone call, late at night.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is interesting about self-analysis is that it leads nowhere -- it is an art form in itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is art but life upon the larger scale, the higher. When, graduating up in a spiral line of still expanding and ascending gyres, it pushes toward the intense significance of all things, hungry for the infinite?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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