Robert Browning
~ Robert Browning

"Art remains the one way possible of speaking truth."

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John Dewey
~ John Dewey

"Art is not the possession of the few who are recognized writers, painters, musicians; it is the authentic expression of any and all individuality."

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Theodore Dreiser
~ Theodore Dreiser

"Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail."

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Ani DiFranco
~ Ani DiFranco

"Art is the reason I get up in the morning, but the definition ends there. It doesn’t seem fair that I’m living for something I can’t even define."

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Twyla Tharp
~ Twyla Tharp

"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."

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Oscar Wilde
~ Oscar Wilde

"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known."

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Alfred North Whitehead
~ Alfred North Whitehead

"Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern."

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Amy Lowell
~ Amy Lowell

"Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in."

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~ Agnes Martin

"Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.     "

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Edith Wharton
~ Edith Wharton

"Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?"

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Pablo Picasso
~ Pablo Picasso

"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."

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Elbert Hubbard
~ Elbert Hubbard

"Art is not a thing, it is a way."

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Chinua Achebe
~ Chinua Achebe

"Art is man’s constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him."

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Theodor W. Adorno
~ Theodor W. Adorno

"Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth."

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Elliot Eisner
~ Elliot Eisner

"Art is literacy of the heart."

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Louise Nevelson
~ Louise Nevelson

"Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind."

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Cicero
~ Cicero

"Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature."

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~ Carl Andre

"Art is an intersection of many human needs."

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~ Jean Arp

"Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant or a child in its mother’s womb."

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André Gide
~ Andre Gide

"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."

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Russell L. Ackoff
~ Russell L. Ackoff

"Art inspires, produces an unwillingness to settle for what we have and a desire for something better. It is the product and producer of creative activity, change; it is essential for continuous development."

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~ Sydney Gurewitz Clemens

"Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else."

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Duane Hanson
~ Duane Hanson

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

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Giuseppe Mazzini
~ Giuseppe Mazzini

"Art does not imitate, but interpret."

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.     "

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André Gide
~ Andre Gide

"Art begins with resistance, at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor."

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Jean-Luc Godard
~ Jean-Luc Godard

"Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self."

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Vincent van Gogh
~ Vincent Van Gogh

"IF YOU HEAR A VOICE WITHIN YOU SAY, ‘YOU CANNOT PAINT,’ THEN BY ALL MEANS PAINT, AND THAT VOICE WILL BE SILENCED."

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Calvin & Hobbes
~ Calvin & Hobbes

"AS MY ARTIST’S STATEMENT EXPLAINS, MY WORK IS UTTERLY INCOMPREHENSIBLE AND IS THEREFORE FULL OF DEEP SIGNIFICANCE"

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Edgar Degas
~ Edgar Degas

"PAINTING IS EASY WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW HOW, BUT VERY DIFFICULT WHEN YOU DO"

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Jerzy Kosinski
~ Jerzy Kosinski

"THE PRINCIPLES OF TRUE ART IS NOT TO PORTRAY, BUT TO EVOKE"

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Horace
~ Horace

"A PICTURE IS A POEM WITHOUT WORDS"

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Thomas Merton
~ Thomas Merton

"ART ENABLES US TO FIND OURSELVES AND LOSE OURSELVES AT THE SAME TIME."

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Ansel Adams
~ Ansel Adams

"YOU DON’T TAKE A PHOTOGRAPH, YOU MAKE IT"

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Pablo Picasso
~ Pablo Picasso

"EVERY CHILD IS AN ARTIST. THE PROBLEM IS HOW TO REMAIN AN ARTIST ONCE WE GROW UP."

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Henri Matisse
~ Henri Matisse

"CREATIVITY TAKES COURAGE"

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Ralph Waldo Emerson
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"EVERY ARTIST WAS FIRST AN AMATEUR"

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Jef I. Richards
~ Jef I. Richards

"CREATIVE WITHOUT STRATEGY IS CALLED ‘ART.’ CREATIVE WITH STRATEGY IS CALLED ‘ADVERTISING.’"

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Edgar Degas
~ Edgar Degas

"ART IS NOT WHAT YOU SEE, BUT WHAT YOU MAKE OTHERS SEE."

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Thomas Berger
~ Thomas Berger

"THE ART AND SCIENCE OF ASKING QUESTIONS IS THE SOURCE OF ALL KNOWLEDGE."

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Scott Adams
~ Scott Adams

"CREATIVITY IS ALLOWING YOURSELF TO MAKE MISTAKES. ART IS KNOWING WHICH ONES TO KEEP."

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John W. Gardner
~ John W. Gardner

"LIFE IS THE ART OF DRAWING WITHOUT AN ERASER."

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Sun Tzu
~ Sun Tzu

"THE SUPREME ART OF WAR IS TO SUBDUE THE ENEMY WITHOUT FIGHTING."

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Victor Pinchuk
~ Victor Pinchuk

"ART, FREEDOM AND CREATIVITY WILL CHANGE SOCIETY FASTER THAN POLITICS."

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Leigh Hunt
~ Leigh Hunt

"COLORS ARE THE SMILES OF NATURE."

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Andy Warhol
~ Andy Warhol

"MAKING MONEY IS ART AND WORKING IS ART AND GOOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART."

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James Humes
~ James Humes

"THE ART OF COMMUNICATION IS THE LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIP."

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Pablo Picasso
~ Pablo Picasso

"THE PURPOSE OF ART IS WASHING THE DUST OF DAILY LIFE OFF OUR SOULS."

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Vincent van Gogh
~ Vincent van Gogh

"I DREAM MY PAINTING AND I PAINT MY DREAM."

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Albert Einstein
~ Albert Einstein

"THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE WE CAN HAVE IS THE MYSTERIOUS. IT IS THE FUNDAMENTAL EMOTION THAT STANDS AT THE CRADLE OF TRUE ART AND TRUE SCIENCE."

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Friedrich Nietzsche
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"YOU MUST HAVE CHAOS WITHIN YOU TO GIVE BIRTH TO A DANCING STAR."

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Leonardo da Vinci
~ Leonardo da Vinci

"PAINTING IS POETRY THAT IS SEEN RATHER THAN FELT, AND POETRY IS PAINTING THAT IS FELT RATHER THAN SEEN."

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Pablo Picasso
~ Pablo Picasso

"EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE IS REAL."

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