art quotes

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.Marcus Aurelius

When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.Marcus Aurelius

I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.Richard Avedon

Anything is an art if you do it at the level of an art.Richard Avedon

You are only an actor if you absolutely love it and can not do anything else. Starving for your art is great in your 20s, but it's not so great at 35. It has to be absolute love. You can't worry about being a movie star or anything else. Just love. That's it.James Avery

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.Francis Bacon

The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.Francis Bacon

Technique! The very word is like a shriek of outraged Art. It is the idiot name given to effort by those who are too weak, too weary, or too dull to play the game. The mighty have no theory of technique.Leonard Bacon

Anything that had to do with art I been doing all my life. It was a gift. It's nothing I work real hard at doing.Erykah Badu

I love putting the music together. It's like art.Erykah Badu

If there is an art of living, it is not something that can be taught timelessly. We have lessons to learn from Aristotle et al, for sure, but not if we simply uproot them from their epoch and stamp them into 21st-century soil.Julian Baggini

Too often, complaint is not about principled objection on moral grounds, but opportunistic objection on grounds of self-interest. To rectify this, we need to work on mastering the art of complaint.Julian Baggini

The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name.Enid Bagnold

It's only a few nutcases who do art for themselves, like Van Gogh.David Bailey

The only thing approaching art in a movie is the script.David Bailey

The only thing they can't teach you at art school is art.David Bailey

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.Philip James Bailey

Art is man's nature; nature is God's art.Philip James Bailey

We have long possessed the art of war and the science of war, which have been evolved in the minutest detail.Fredrik Bajer

Cartooning at its best is a fine art. I'm a cartoonist who works in the medium of animation, which also allows me to paint my cartoons.Ralph Bakshi