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Quotes - Arts

Art washes away from the soul
the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso

A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Without music, life is a journey through a desert.

Pat Conroy

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.

Ansel Adams

Art is the signature of civilizations.

Beverly Sills

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.                                           

John Keats

Where words fail, music speaks.

Hans Christian Andersen

Nature is a revelation of God;
Art a revelation of man.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The only thing better than singing is more singing.

Ella Fitzgerald

If all meanings could be adequately expressed by words, the arts of painting and music would not exist.

John Dewey

The blues is an art of ambiguity, an assertion of the irrespressibly human over all circumstances, whether created by others or by one’s own human failing.

Ralph Ellison

What success I achieved in the theatre is due to the fact that I have always worked just as hard when there were ten people in the house as when there were thousands.  Just as hard in Springfield, Illinois as on Broadway.

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.

George Jean Nathan

Art hurts.  Art urges voyages, and it is easier to stay at home.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Critics don’t buy records.  They get ‘em free.

Nat King Cole

Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.

Roy Adzak

For me, music and life are all about style.

Miles Davis

Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.

Carl Sandburg

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

Albert Einstein

If what is seen and experienced is portrayed in the language of logic, we are engaged in science. If it is communicated through forms whose connections are not accessible to the conscious mind but are recognized intuitively as meaningful, then we are engaged in art.

Albert Einstein

Instead of dirt and poison we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax,
thus furnishing mankind with the noblest of things which are sweetness and light.

Jonathan Swift

I call architecture frozen music.

Goethe

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, broken.

Robert Fripp