A Quote by Laurence Overmire on poetry, art, language, transcendance, and poet

Poetry is the art of using language to transcend language.

Laurence Overmire


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A Quote by William Shakespeare on art, love, and cupid

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Quote by Jean Cocteau on artists, art, and understanding

An  artist cannot speak about his art more than a plant can discuss horticulture.

Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963)

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A Quote by Frida Kahlo on art


I hope the leaving is joyful, and I hope never to return

Frida Kahlo

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A Quote by Frida Kahlo on love, heart broken, and art

     "There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst."

Frida Kahlo

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A Quote by James F. Robinson on art, beauty, passion, and world

I have this terribly archaic notion that art should be about beauty... and passion... and, well, redefining an imperfect world in a perfect way.

James Robinson

Source: Fletcher from Still Breathing

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on art and intoxication

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on religion, spirit, and art

If the religious experience were simply some naive impression of the uninformed it would not have resulted in such intellectual insight, such spiritual exaltation, such spectacular religious ritual, or in the immense volume of song and poetry and literature and dance that humans have produced.

Thomas Berry

Source: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, Pages: 78

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A Quote by Jean-Luc Godard on art and reality

Art is not a reflection of reality, it is the reality of a reflection.

Jean-Luc Godard

Source: Dialogue from "La Chinoise" (1967)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on ability, creator, god, divine, inspiration, inventor, intuition, art, creation, and creativity

Every really able man, in whatever direction he works - a man of large affairs, an inventor, a statesman, an orator, a poet, a painter - if you talk sincerely with him, considers his work, however much admired, as far short of what it should be. What is this Better, this flying Ideal, but the perpetual promise of his Creator?

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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