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No work of art is worth the bones of a Pomeranian Grenadier.

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No work of art is worth the bones of a Pomeranian Grenadier.

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It is the glory and good of Art, That Art remains the one way possible Of speaking truth, to mouths like mine at least.

Robert Browning Quotes , Source: The Ring and the Book--The Book and the Ring (l. 842)

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

Al Capp Quotes , Source: referring to abstract art, in the "National Observer", July 1, 1963

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Art for art's sake. [Lat., Ars gratia artis.]

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

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There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.

Isaac D'Israeli Quotes , Source: Literary Character (ch. XI)

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All passes, Art alone Enduring stays to us; The Bust out-lasts the throne,-- The coin, Tiberius.

Henry Austin Dobson Quotes , Source: Ars Victrix, imitated from Theophile Gautier

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The conscious utterance of thought, by speech or action, to any end, is art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Society and Solitude--Art

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High art alone is eternal and the bust outlives the city. [Fr., L'Art supreme Seule a l'eternite Et le buste Survit la cite.]

Theophile Gautier Quotes , Source: L'Art

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As all Nature's thousands changes But one changeless God proclaim; So in Art's wide kingdom ranges One sole meaning still the same: This is Truth, eternal Reason, Which from Beauty takes its dress, And serene through time and season Stands aye in loveliness.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Wilhelm Meister's Travels (ch. XIV)

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The canvas glow'd beyond ev'n nature warm; The pregnant quarry teem'd with human form.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Traveller (l. 137)

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The perfection of an art consists in the employment of a comprehensive system of laws, commensurate to every purpose within its scope, but concealed from the eye of the spectator; and in the production of effects that seem to flow forth spontaneously, as though uncontrolled by their influence, and which are equally excellent, whether regarded individually, or in reference to the proposed result.

John Mason Good Quotes , Source: The Book of Nature (series I, lecture IX)

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Art [of healing] is long, but life is fleeting. [Lat., Art longa, vita brevis est.]

Hippocrates of Iphicrates Quotes , Source: Aphorismi (I, Nobilissimus Medicus)

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The temple of art is built of words. Painting and sculpture and music are but the blazon of its windows, borrowing all their significance from the light, and suggestive only of the temple's uses. - Josiah Gilbert Holland (used pseudonym Timothy Titcomb),

Josiah Gilbert Holland (used pseudonym Timothy Titcomb) Quotes , Source: Plain Talks on Familiar Subjects--Art and Life

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It is not strength, but art, obtains the prize, And to be swift is less than to be wise. 'Tis more by art, than force of numerous strokes.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. 23, l. 382), (Pope's translation)

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Drawing is the true test of art.

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Ars Poetica (9)

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Piety in art--poetry in art--Puseyism in art--let us be careful how we confound them.

Mrs. Anna Jameson Quotes , Source: Memoirs and Essays--The House of Titian

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Art hath an enemy called ignorance.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Every Man Out of his Humour (act I, sc. 1)

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We have learned to whittle the Eden Tree to the shape of a surplice peg, We have learned to bottle our parent twain in the yelk of an addled egg. We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart, But the devil never whoops, as he of old; It's clever, but is it art?

Rudyard Kipling Quotes , Source: The Conundrum of the Workshops

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Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.

Susanne K. Langer Quotes , Source: Mind (vol. I)

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Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.

Francis Vincent “Frank” Zappa, Jr. Quotes

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Art is long, life is short. —Ars longa, vita brevis

Hippocrates Quotes

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

Paul Klee Quotes

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Art is the creation of forms symbolic of human feeling.

Susanne Langer Quotes

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Art is the objectification of feeling and the subjectification of nature.

Suzanne Langer Quotes

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