Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.
Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
E. M. Forster
Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
Art is science made clear.
The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
Harry S. Truman
The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.
The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.
I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art, which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby since I hadn't made money with it.
Things are beautiful if you love them.
Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
My hand is the extension of the thinking process - the creative process.
That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind.
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