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91 Art Quotes

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

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Art is never finished, only abandoned.

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

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I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

Thomas Merton Quotes

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All art requires courage.

Anne Tucker Quotes

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I shut my eyes in order to see.

Paul Gauguin Quotes

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For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.

Woody Allen Quotes

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Now nature is not at variance with art, nor art with nature; they being both the servants of his providence. Art is the perfection of nature. Were the world now as it was the sixth day, there were yet a chaos. Nature hath made one world, and art another. In brief, all things are artificial; for nature is the art of God.

Sir Thomas Browne Quotes , Source: Religio Medici (sec. 16)

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All the arts which belong to polished life have some common tie, and are connect as it were by some relationship. [Lat., Etenim omnes artes, quae ad humanitatem pertinent, habent quoddam commune vinculum, et quasi cognatione quadam inter se continentur.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Oratio Pro Licinio Archia (I)

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Art, as far as it is able, follow nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild. [It., L'arte vostra quella, quanto puote, Seque, come il maestro fa il discente; Si che vostr'arte a Dio quasi e nipote.]

Dante ("Dante Alighieri") Quotes , Source: Inferno (XI, 103)

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His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand; His manners were gentle, complying, and bland; Still born to improve in every part, His pencil out faces, his manners are heart.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Retaliation (l. 139)

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Art is a deliberate recreation of a new and special reality that grows from your response to life. It cannot be copied; it must be created.

Anonymous Quotes

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In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.

Robert Motherwell Quotes

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Art is essentially the affirmation, the blessing, and the deification of existence

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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There is no must in art because art is free

Wassily Kandinsky Quotes

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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from the artist is to make him ruin his work

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

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Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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Art bids us touch and taste and hear and see the world, and shrinks from what Blake calls mathematic form, from every abstract form, from all that is of the brain only.

William Butler Yeats Quotes

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One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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The secret of life is in art.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Art is the proper task of life.

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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The artist is not a different kind of person, but every person is a different kind of artist

Eric Gill Quotes

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