Wushu is a move in Chinese a physical move. An attack. Wushu is like an art.

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.

In my world history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting a play a song or a poem that speaks of the event.

My first love is art and I see a lot of things in an artistic way.

Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis.

Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.

The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.

I did this Super-8 film at art school called 'Tissues ' this black comedy about a family whose father has been arrested for child molestation. I was absolutely thrilled by every inch of it and would throw my projector in the back of my car and show it to anybody who would watch it.

I was very much into buying contemporary art but I've just decided I want to get rid of it all. Not that it's not great art but all of a sudden my mood has changed and I want to go back to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters.

There was a big drive when I was at art school to make you aware of the economy of meaning - after all this was still during the tail end of minimalism. Being responsible for everything you put in your picture and being able to defend it. Keeping everything clear around you so you know what is operating. To open the wound and keep it clean.

Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.

Book-jacket design may become a lost art like album-cover design without which late-20th-century iconography would have been pauperized.

Tell me thy company and I'll tell thee what thou art.

Rock isn't art it's the way ordinary people talk.

When thou art at Rome do as they do at Rome.

Any work that aspires however humbly to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.

The idea of avant-garde art is a very suspicious thing to me the idea that poetry is new and it keeps being new the way Chevrolets every year are new.

Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination not invention is the supreme master of art as of life.

Alchemy is the art of far and near and I think poetry is alchemy in that way. It's delightful to distort size to see something that's tiny as though it were vast.

I choose films for their artistic value. I don't need a mansion or a Jaguar. When I leave this Earth I won't take any money with me. All I will leave behind will be my art.

For nine years I worked to change what was hairdressing then into a geometric art form with color perm without setting which had never been done before.

I love to collect modern art.

The art of communication is the language of leadership.

Art is nothing but the expression of our dream the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things our dream-life the true life that scorns questions and does not see them.

An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness for speech is itself a critique of life: it names it characterizes it passes judgment in that it creates.

I'd like to introduce someone who has just come into my life. I've admired him for 35 years. He's someone who represents integrity honesty art and on top of that stuff I'm actually sleeping with him.

Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature but the measure can be acquired by art.

The art of being sick is not the same as the art of getting well.

Thou art my single day God lends to leaven What were all earth else with a feel of heaven.

I was the hero of the young insurgent working class art movement.

The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art.

The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society.

It is the glory and good of Art That Art remains the one way possible Of speaking truth to mouths like mine at least.

I've sort of escaped my background as people often do through art and culture.

It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.

Celebrity doesn't have anything to do with art or craft. It's about being rich and thinking that you're better than everybody else.

Art may imitate life but life imitates TV.

It has taken me years of struggle hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple beautiful sentence.

Good art provides people with a vocabulary about things they can't articulate.

Any fool can have bad luck the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.

What is art but a way of seeing?

I view art as an inspirational tool.

To be honest I sort of feel like 'movie actor' isn't of this time. I love it. But it's a 20th-century art form.

I realize that every picture isn't a work of art.

I just like art. I get pure pleasure from it. I have a lot of wonderful paintings and every time I look at them I see something different.

Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.

What I'm doing is art - it's low-brow art but there's a magic in that.

It is a myth that art has to be sold. It is not like stocking a grocery store where people fill a pushcart. Art is a product that has no apparent need. The salesperson builds the need in the mind of the buyer.

Reading is an art form and every man can be an artist.

Literature has drawn a funny perimeter that other art forms haven't.

I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment.

I think good art does come from a dark place.

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change happiness like a child must be allowed to grow up.

There's no being wrong in seeing something in art only being disagreed with.

Back then I didn't have a big organization around me. I was just a kid with a guitar traveling around. My responsibility basically was to the art and I had extra time on my hands. There is no extra time now. There isn't enough time.

Seek art from every time and place in any form to connect with those who really move you.

If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.

He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.

Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters always provided that he does not offend against the rules of morality and good taste.

I think no artist can claim to have any access to the truth or an authentic version of an event. But obviously they have slightly better means at their disposal because they have their art to energize whatever it is they're trying to write about. They have music.

More than art more than literature music is universally accessible.

I'm not dead and I don't have blue hair but some people say there are similarities. It is usually intolerable to watch myself onscreen but this time it's fine. I think it's beautiful and a real work of art.

I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work: human creation is never perfect.

When the bright angel dominates out comes a great work of art a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony.

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.

Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.

All I owe the world is my art.

Film is a very young art that is still evolving. Soon we shall reach a balance between content and technology.

What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty?

Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.

The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth wisdom is dying out.

Fashion often starts off beautiful and becomes ugly whereas art starts off ugly sometimes and becomes beautiful.

Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.

The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed and the truly new is criticized with aversion.

If you cannot learn to love real art at least learn to hate sham art.

For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art.

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul a capacity a secret art of thinking feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.

Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.

For me pointing and clicking my phone is absolutely fine. People say that isn't the art of photography but I don't agree.

I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding but also approached art emotionally.

I think people should be given a test much like driver's tests as to whether they're capable of being parents! It's an art form. I talk a lot. And I think a lot. And I draw a lot. But never in a million years would I have been a parent. That's just work that's too hard.

I have a small house so I borrow everything except art that's what I love.

What you have now is a Hollywood that is pure poison. Hollywood was a central place in the history of art in the 20th century: it was human idealism preserved. And then like any great place it collapsed and it collapsed into the most awful machinery in the world.

Art must take reality by surprise.

I am not a great cook I am not a great artist but I love art and I love food so I am the perfect traveller.

The new job of art is to sit on the wall and get more expensive.

The art of healing comes from nature not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature with an open mind.

The downfall of the industry seems to actually be good for art. I think the industry will find their way once the focus shifts from its greed-based origins downsizes and begins to support creative visions that speak to our times and shifting ideals.

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.

The problem is that once the rules of art are debunked and once the unpleasant realities the irony diagnoses are revealed and diagnosed 'then' what do we do?

But theater because of its nature both text images multimedia effects has a wider base of communication with an audience. That's why I call it the most social of the various art forms.

Art is something to be proud of. Art is no compromise.

To me art supplies are always okay to buy.

It's high time for the art world to admit that the avant-garde is dead. It was killed by my hero Andy Warhol who incorporated into his art all the gaudy commercial imagery of capitalism (like Campbell's soup cans) that most artists had stubbornly scorned.

Madonna remains the most visible performer on the planet as well as one of the wealthiest but would anyone seriously say that artistic self-development is her primary motivating principle? She is too busy with Kabbalah fashion merchandising adoption melodramas the gym and ill-starred horseback riding to study art.

One of the main reasons I am so drawn to Hitchcock is that he planned his shots way in advance on story-boards which he designed like classic paintings (he was an art connoisseur). It's why he found shooting on set boring - because he had already composed the film in his head.

Because most of my career in the classroom has been at art schools (beginning at Bennington in the 1970s) I am hyper-aware of the often grotesque disconnect between commentary on the arts and the actual practice or production of the arts.

In an era ruled by materialism and unstable geopolitics art must be restored to the center of public education.

The 1990s after the reign of terror of academic vandalism will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning value beauty pleasure and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.

Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits.

Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.

The Dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing.

I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist.

Oh yeah I mean every fighter has got be dedicated learn how to sacrifice know what the devotion is all about make sure you're paying attention and studying your art.

Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.

Art is vice. You don't marry it legitimately you rape it.

I want art to make me think. In order to do that it may piss me off or make me uncomfortable. That promotes awareness and change or at least some discussion.

In our life there is a single color as on an artist's palette which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.

It's important to debunk the myths of Africa being this benighted continent civilized only when white people arrived. In fact Africans had been creators of culture for thousands of years before. These were very intelligent subtle and sophisticated people with organized societies and great art.

I want to serve chess through games books that are works of art. I would like to bring the game closer to many people all over the world.

Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.

It seems almost backwards to me that my music seems the more emotional outlet and the art stuff seems more about ideas.

If you don't get noticed you don't have anything. You just have to be noticed but the art is in getting noticed naturally without screaming or without tricks.

Anyway I feel myself a bit on the edge on the art world but I don't mind I'm just pursuing my work in a very excited way. And there isn't really a mainstream anymore is there?

How can anybody learn anything from an artwork when the piece of art only reflects the vanity of the artist and not reality?

I went to art school actually when I was sixteen years old.

I always feel like the art's there and I just see it so it's not really a lot of work.

People criticized me for my photography. They said it's not art.

Success and the art of making music are two different things for me.

Shadows sometimes people don't see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny.

All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order order in yourself. There is much chaos in me much chaos in our time.

The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.

The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide.

Raising children is a creative endeavor an art rather than a science.

Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.

I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.

Life is very nice but it lacks form. It's the aim of art to give it some.

Translation is the art of failure.

Surrealism: An archaic term. Formerly an art movement. No longer distinguishable from everyday life.

Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things this function can be more fully performed by this art which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure.

Art is the signature of civilizations.

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity the dread of doing what has been done before.

In fact in many ways my mother was quite hippy-dippy serving macrobiotic food and reading 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.'

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then by simply changing the key we keep up the attraction and vary the song.

In every work of art the subject is primordial whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject the form is always in proportion to the obsession.

All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him.

I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that at this moment of history feminism is humanism.

The art of interpretation is not to play what is written.

Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.

It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.

A verbal art like poetry is reflective it stops to think. Music is immediate it goes on to become.

When hospitality becomes an art it loses its very soul.

Customs and convictions change respectable people are the last to know or to admit the change and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.

I don't need the money dear. I work for art.

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

Art is creative for the sake of realization not for amusement... for transfiguration not for the sake of play.

Originality is the art of concealing your source.

And I have exposed myself to art so that my work has something beyond just the usual potter.

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