The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly.
Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen.
Art furnishes us with eyes and hands and above all the good conscience to be able to turn ourselves into such a phenomenon.
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Nature has made all her truths independent of one another. Our art makes one dependent on the other. But this is not natural. Each keeps its own place.
Painting the art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
The activity of art is... as important as the activity of language itself, and as universal.
Diplomacy-: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.
Each has his own happiness in his hands, as the artist handles the rude clay he seeks to reshape it into a figure; yet it is the same with this art as with all others: only the capacity for it is innate; the art itself must be learned and painstaking
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manefestation of nature agree to find new shapes.
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw
Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science.
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
It takes time to live. Like any work of art, life needs to be thought about.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself . It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. Its beauty comes from the fact that the author is what he is. It has nothing to do with the fact that other people want what they want.
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
Painting- The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.
The art of government is the organization of idolatry.
To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.