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To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can’t eat it.

– Leo Tolstoy

As Mayor, I will fully support my Arts Commission and its professional selection committees so that they can commission a full range of public art that is daring and, when appropriate, daringly traditional. – Gavin Newsom

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The way I make art – the way a lot of people make art – is as an extension of language and communication, where references are incredibly important. – Shepard Fairey

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Take an exhibit, in the days when we saw the Pop art – Andy Warhol and all that – tomato soup cans, etc., and coming home, you saw everything like A. Warhol. – Corita Kent

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Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good, and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim. – Aristotle

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Performance art is going to be the future. Plays on Broadway are so restricted. But performance art is like haikus, just one line thing. And it’s more casual but more interesting. – Yoko Ono

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The art of bread making can become a consuming hobby, and no matter how often and how many kinds of bread one has made, there always seems to be something new to learn. – Julia Child

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Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes his own limits on an art exhibition, rather than asking an artist to set his limits. – Robert Smithson

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If you have good songs and a real desire to make music, the next thing to do, instead of approach record companies, is to get yourself a really good manager because then it allows you to focus on your profession of being a musician. Then they can focus on – James Blunt

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Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel. To those artists who say they’re doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real. – Gianni Versace

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I owe much to mother. She had an expert’s understanding, but also approached art emotionally. – David Rockefeller

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The Elgin Marbles were supposed to be on the Parthenon. For many works of art, a museum is an artificial setting – a zoo, not a natural habitat. – Virginia Postrel

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Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination. – George Henry Lewes

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Translation is the art of failure. – Umberto Eco

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Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. – Octavia E. Butler

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We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand. – Pablo Picasso

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Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field – no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highe – Lynda Resnick

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Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art. – Jackson Pollock

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Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don’t start measuring her limbs. – Pablo Picasso

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I dug up some old John Buscema ‘Conan’ comics. Man, when Alfredo Alcala was inking, that was some of the most beautiful black and white comic art ever published. The stories are good, too, though early ’70s comics based on Conan is a festival of sexist, r – Ted Naifeh

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Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best, for that we must have recourse to art. – Baltasar Gracian

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The recognition of the art that informs all pure science need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art, rather it will mean the completion of the transformation of art that has already begun. – John Desmond Bernal

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Once you learn to look at architecture not merely as an art more or less well or more or less badly done, but as a social manifestation, the critical eye becomes clairvoyant. – Louis Sullivan

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There is no philosophy without the art of ignoring objections. – Joseph de Maistre

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Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love. – Claude Monet

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I was an anorexic, beer drinking, class cutting, doodling, shoplifting, skater chick that was into nature, art class, and the beach. – Rebecca Miller

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Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask. – Robert Motherwell

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I love my Force Fins, which are the kind of fins Special Forces use and really are adapted from the fins of fish. They’re very efficient. They are so beautiful, a pair is in the Museum of Modern Art. The set I have are ruby red. I call them my ruby flippe – Sylvia Earle

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Jazz music and, more specifically, jazz musicians, are my artistic heroes. I want to be the Thelonious Monk of acting. He had no concern for how well he was received. He played whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. He just wasn’t interested in achieving – Trevor St. John

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If you’re not trying to be real, you don’t have to get it right. That’s art. – Andy Warhol

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When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time an – Ben Harper

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To do a dull thing with style-now that’s what I call art. – Charles Bukowski

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This is part of the involuntary bargain we make with the world just by being alive. We get to experiences the splendor of nature, the beauty of art, the balm of love and the sheer joy of existence, always with the knowledge that illness, injury, natural d – Jeff Greenfield

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The message of great art is to disturb. – Elayne Boosler

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Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity. – Lester Bangs

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I have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain. – Paul Cezanne

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There is no must in art because art is free. – Wassily Kandinsky

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I was brought up Catholic, and I felt the power of art from a very young age – seeing the brutality of all those images of flayed apostles and tortured saints was a pretty strong introduction. – Damien Hirst

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There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about. – Helen Frankenthaler

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The art of the novelist is not unrelated to the illness of multiple personality disorder. It’s a much milder form. But the better the book, the nearer to the padded cell you are. – David Mitchell

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The art of politics is knowing what to do next. – James P. Cannon

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Geometry is moribund. I want a lilt and joy to art. – Ellsworth Kelly

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An artist never works under ideal conditions. If they existed, his work wouldn’t exist, for the artist doesn’t live in a vacuum. Some sort of pressure must exist. The artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were p – Andrei Tarkovsky

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So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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I started to make a study of the art of war and revolution and, whilst abroad, underwent a course in military training. If there was to be guerrilla warfare, I wanted to be able to stand and fight with my people and to share the hazards of war with them. – Nelson Mandela

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In the first book of my Discworld series, published more than 26 years ago, I introduced Death as a character, there was nothing particularly new about this – death has featured in art and literature since medieval times, and for centuries we have had a f – Terry Pratchett

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Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master, thus your art must be, as it were, God’s grandchild. – Dante Alighieri

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The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute. – Honore de Balzac

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Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction. – Evelyn Waugh

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Madness is the absolute break with the work of art, it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art. – Michel Foucault

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