A Quote by unknown on art, life, and living large

Art is not a luxury it is a necessity


Contributed by: HeartBeat

A Quote by e. e. cummings on art, life, humor, and poetry

Your poems are rather hard to understand, whereas your paintings are so easy.
Of course — you paint flowers and girls and sunsets; things that everybody understands.
I never met him.
Did you ever hear of nonrepresentational painting?
I am.
Pardon me?
I am a painter, and painting is nonrepresentational.
Not all painting.
No: housepainting is representational.
And what does a housepainter represent?
Ten dollars an hour.
In other words, you don't want to be serious —
It takes two to be serious.

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

Source: "Forward to an Exhibit: II" (1945)

Contributed by: Nalini

A Quote by William Blake on art and practice

Without Unceasing Practice nothing can be done.  Practice is Art.  If you leave off you are lost.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Poetical Works of William Blake

Contributed by: Knut

A Quote by John Updike on art, space, spirit, breathing, offer, offering, and artistic

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.

John Updike (1932 -)

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Frank Lloyd Wright on space, art, and breath

Space is the breath of art.

Frank Lloyd Wright (1868 - 1959)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Susan Sontag on art


Real art has the capacity to make us nervous.

Susan Sontag

Contributed by: Cara

A Quote by Kedar on art, philosophy, greatest, and uqv theory

The greatest art is philosophy.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Salvador Dali on further, art, life, little ashes, and everything

If I'm going to be anything more than average, if anyone is going to remember me, then I need to go further, in art, in life, in everything!

Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989)

Source: Little Ashes (movie trailer)

Contributed by: pANpIPE09

A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on space, nature, matter, art, and artist

In the fabric of space and in the nature of matter, as in a great work of art, there is, written small, the artist's signature.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Magdalena Abakanowicz on art, madness, and dream

Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.

Magdalena Abakanowicz

Contributed by: Library Drone

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