A Quote by Twyla Tharp on art


Art is the only way to run away without leaving home

Twyla Tharp

Contributed by: Library Drone

A Quote by Henry Miller on artists and art

The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe, he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

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A Quote by Ansel Adams on photography, art, creativity, and ownership

You don't take a photograph, you make it.

Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)

Source: Brainy Quotes

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A Quote by Masahisa Goi on love, art, and beauty

The spirit of love and good art have equal beauty

Masahisa Goi

Source: God and Man

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A Quote by James on philosophy, nonduality, enlightenment, poetry, wisdom, art, and spirituality

One thinks of a Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau, or Dickenson, not as engineers hard-pressed to reverse-engineer existence, but rather deeply contemplative and sensual individuals who wanted nothing more than to savor and celebrate the intricate flavors of, and their curiosity toward, existence.

James Corrigan

Source: An Introduction to Awareness

Contributed by: maria2rhiannon

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on art, dreams of artists, and music

Architecture is frozen music.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Conversations With Goethe (by Peter Eckermann)

Contributed by: ~Kes

A Quote by Mike Donegan on perfect art, great art, perfect, great, art, and never

Great art is never perfect.  Perfect art is never great.

Mike Donegan

Source: My friend's dad.

Contributed by: SecretDreamer

A Quote by Anonymous on art of love, harder, art, love, hard, and affection

The art of love is the harder than any other.


Source: One of my friends.

Contributed by: SecretDreamer

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, art, morality, conventionalism, myth, and society

Art or culture or philosophy must ply its genius today against this most prodigious opponent in all of history-human self-obliviousness, man's deific powers of denial and delusion, the nescience buried in the heart of science. Art must keen its scalpel for one sure incision, it must razor the bladder of an inflationary corpus of hypertrophic beliefs so deftly that the violence is only felt after the fact. Delusion must be lanced like a boil bloated to purple distension: art is not the play of pretty illusions-entertainment is that whoring pastime-but rather righteous and wise disillusion, judicious severing of a malignancy. Art is far from amoral; it is in crusade against lying and trivializing conventional morality and must transcend that snakepit of corruption, certainly; but amoral it is not, in no way is it free to be neutral and objective. Art is either the lancet of a higher truth, a law superior to any of man's pleasant and flattering rhetorical reasonings, or else it has no authority, no right to command anyone's attention. Art traffics with the divine, that is, the hidden or occult, the mythic, which is after all of the very essence of man, the stuff his character and even his life are ultimately woven from. A wise society knows to have contempt for egomaniacal poseurs playing onanistically with art supplies, and a foolish society imagines that "art is whatever artists may do."

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Kenneth Patchen on art, life, and creativity

"It is fully practical to create that which has form in the silence. The noise art makes is usually heard by those whose lives listen to god. It is not adviseable to cheat that which has no other stake than the deeps and brights of all man."

Kenneth Patchen (1911 - 1972)


Contributed by: Bruce, ThirdStone Gallery Guy

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