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I believe that my art gets across the point that I’m in this morality theater trying to help the underdog, and I’m speaking socially here, showing concern and making psychological and philosophical statements for the underdog. – Jeff Koons

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Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul. Strictly speaking, therefore, all that is separate from us, all which Philosophy distinguishes as the ‘Not Me;’ that is, both nature and art, all other men and my own body, must – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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American art in general… takes to surreal exaggerations and metaphors, but its Puritan work ethic has little use for the playful self-indulgence behind Parisian Surrealism. – John Updike

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Creative output, you know, is just pain. I’m going to be cliche for a minute and say that great art comes from pain. – Kanye West

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Science gave me a cosmic religious feeling, and I would get the same feeling when I was dragged to the Met and the Museum of Modern Art. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Poetry is often the art of overhearing yourself say things you didn’t know you knew. It is a learned skill to force yourself to articulate your life, your present world or your possibilities for the future. – David Whyte

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A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding. – Steve Prefontaine

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I believe the target of anything in life should be to do it so well that it becomes an art. – Arsene Wenger

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Copy, art, and typography should be seen as a living entity, each element integrally related, in harmony with the whole, and essential to the execution of an idea. – Paul Rand

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Whether it be personal or musical, I just think I’m a walking art piece, just a ball of creativity. – Chris Brown

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Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I’ve always called myself an illustrator. I’m not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life. – Norman Rockwell

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Diplomacy, n. is the art of letting somebody else have your way. – David Frost

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There is something about giving everything to your profession. In Italian, an obsession is not necessarily negative. It’s the art of putting all your energy into one thing, it’s the art of transforming even what you eat for lunch into architecture. – Renzo Piano

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A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. – George Bernard Shaw

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One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement. – Edgar Degas

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I think that many things that go on in an art school have a tendency to undermine confidence, and that shouldn’t be part of the ballgame, ever. – Lewis Black

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She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech. – George Bernard Shaw

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It’s the first time that I’ve ever had an art show based on a film, but it’s a photography collage. – Val Kilmer

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Patience is the art of hoping. – Luc de Clapiers

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I’m a big illustration and comic book fan. In my eyes, comic books and illustration are the same kind of art forms. – Mika

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As an architect, you have to provide a shelter to enjoy art. And you have to love art. It’s like when you make a concert hall. You must love music. This is the reason why you make the space, to enjoy music – making a space for art is the same thing. – Renzo Piano

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Art is a way to express yourself and through that you can escape a bad situation. – Russell Simmons

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People were more interested in the phenomena than the art itself. This, combined with the growing interest in collecting art as an investment and the resultant boom in the art market, made it a difficult time for a young artist to remain sincere without b – Keith Haring

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Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls. – Ingmar Bergman

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When I go to an art gallery and stand in front of a painting, I don’t want someone telling me what I should be seeing or thinking, I want to feel whatever I feel, see whatever I see, and figure out what I figure out. – James Frey

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Coming out of the Louvre for the first time in 1971, dizzy with new love, I stood on Pont Neuf and made a pledge to myself that the art of this newly discovered world in the Old World would be my life companion. – Susan Vreeland

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Art and religion first, then philosophy, lastly science. That is the order of the great subjects of life, that’s their order of importance. – Muriel Spark

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Just as we would have no need of the farmer’s labor and toil if we were living amid the delights of paradise, so also we would not require the medical art for relief if we were immune to disease, as was the case, by God’s gift, at the time of Creation bef – Saint Basil

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I believe love at first sight is possible. Centuries of literature and art and beauty has been dedicated to that idea, so who am I to argue, even if I’ve never experienced it? – Maggie Grace

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Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training. – Lewis Mumford

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The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself. – Emmet Fox

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Entertainment is in art like color in pictures. – Martin Kippenberger

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When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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I especially love all the instruments of art: inks, pens, paintbrushes, watercolors and oils, fine papers and canvases, and although I love to mess around with these tools and objects, I have minimal artistic skills. – Sharon Creech

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Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation. – Edmund Burke

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I was always most interested in drawing – most of my childhood drawings are black-and-white line work. And when I kind of abandoned comics, through college and art school, I was doing a lot of painting. But once I started doing comics again, everything el – Jeffrey Brown

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I love to design. I am a commercial fashion designer. I always design jackets with two sleeves. I don’t design jackets with three sleeves, or the layers and layers come off like little dolls from Russia. Fashion for me is a creative endeavor, but it is no – Tom Ford

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Blue thou art, intensely blue, Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue? – James Montgomery

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Every work of art is an uncommitted crime. – Theodor Adorno

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To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art – that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts. – Charles Baudelaire

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I want to continue to do some great work. I’m nowhere close to where I want to be. I’m a diverse person who’s trying to use his art to make the world better. – Michael Jai White

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Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself. – Helen Rowland

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Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary techniques and very impressive special effects but sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things. – Catherine Deneuve

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What thoughts are to the individual, art is to the community as a whole. That’s where you reflect on who you are, who you hope to be, what you’ve gone through, and where you hope to go. – Wendell Pierce

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Art used to be made in the name of faith. We made cathedrals, we made stained-glass windows, we made murals. – Julia Cameron

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Hip-hop don’t have no fresh energy, none at all. It’s money driven, everybody tryin’ to make that cheque, nobody putting art in their albums any more. – Andre Benjamin

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All I tell artists is, ‘Do what you love. Never let anybody talk you into changing what your musical idea is just to try to get a hit, because you’re chasing your tail that way. It’s not going to happen, and if you’re successful, you have to do it the res – Gloria Estefan

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I’m happy to be a writer – of prose, poetry, every kind of writing. Every person in the world who isn’t a recluse, hermit or mute uses words. I know of no other art form that we always use. – Maya Angelou

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The huge problem in our society is the enormous ignorance of the ideas that underlie modern art. – Thom Mayne

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Growing up going to Christian school and the concept that you’re born a sinner and you don’t really have a choice to change who you are has been hammered into my head and created the entire reason why I made art and made a band and made records called ‘An – Marilyn Manson

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