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149 Art and artists Quotes

I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum.

Claes Oldenburg Quotes

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Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Twyla Tharp Quotes

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Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

Al Capp Quotes

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I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.

Carrie Fisher Quotes

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I invent nothing, I rediscover.

Auguste Rodin Quotes

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Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.

Henri Matisse Quotes

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When Michelangelo finished the painting of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, he spent the rest of his life trying to remove the paint that had poured into his sleeve.

G. K. Chesterton Quotes

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Art is good when it springs from necessity. This kind of origin is the guarantee of its value; there is no other.

Neal Cassady Quotes

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Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.

Paul Valery Quotes

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Give me a museum and I'll fill it.

Pablo Picasso Quotes

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Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.

Jacques Barzun Quotes

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There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

Ansel Adams Quotes

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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Pablo Picasso Quotes

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I'm a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy.

Oscar Levant Quotes

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You know... that a blank wall is an apalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum - a canvas - a piece of film - or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then, you start out to do something - that vague thing called creation. The beginning strikes awe within you.

Edward Steichen Quotes

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Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.

Edward Steichen Quotes

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Anyone who contributes to the defense fund of pornographers is a mental moonbeam.

Mike Royko Quotes

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From the shore.. one looks upward to the sanddune grass.. 10,000 green brushes attempting where they laid to paint the blue sky jade.

Saiom Shriver Quotes

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Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses? Girls are so much prettier.

Marie Laurencin Quotes

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Rice Krispies happens to be one of my favorite junk foods, just as I regard Michener as superior among junk writers.

Christopher Lehmann-haupt Quotes

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The fact that writers will go through so much to remain writers says something, perhaps everything. It would be far easier (and nearly always more profitable) to become a real estate agent.

Maria Lenhart Quotes

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Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you'll find the real tinsel underneath.

Oscar Levant Quotes

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Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout.

Melvin Maddocks Quotes

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All autobiography is self-indulgent.

Daphne Du Maurier Quotes

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