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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

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

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

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Translation is the art of failure. – Umberto Eco

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

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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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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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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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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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