art quotes

Works of art produced in the contemporary world are a further expression of that. But I don't think there is an active, ongoing nihilist self-consciousness in the artist.Leonard Baskin

Modernity signifies the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art of which the other half is the eternal and the immutable.Charles Baudelaire

Art is I; science is we.Claude Bernard

Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art.William Bernbach

I think a smart person today realizes that you have to be part of the art films that are done just for the sake of the art.Halle Berry

One performer whose band played my music better than I could myself was Art Farmer. He recorded 'Sing Me Softly of the Blues' and 'Ad Infinitum'.Carla Bley

To understand Occupy Wall Street, you have to understand artists. Art is freedom - freedom of expression - and its message has resonated through society for centuries.Peter M. Brant

It's hard to explain your emotions when you see a work of art.Eli Broad

I collect art. I just recently bought two gorgeous photographs of Marilyn Monroe by international photographer Eve Arnold and I know it sounds horrible but when she dies all her pictures are going to be worth triple. But I won't tell you how much I got them for - let's just say it was a lot.Melanie Brown

As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien.Gavin Bryars

To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art.Anthony Burgess

If I ever loved a man better than I love my art, I should marry him and leave the stage. But I have never met such a man.Billie Burke

When we separate music from life we get art.John Cage

I'm thinking to myself, I just love doing the art, it takes me a morning to do.Eddie Campbell

In our film profession you may have Gable's looks, Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes, but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage.Frank Capra

What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.Willa Cather

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.Camillo di Cavour

Is art really the priesthood that demands the pure in heart who belong to it wholly?Paul Cezanne

When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art.Marc Chagall

Art is basically made by dissatisfied people who are willing to find some means to relieve the dissatisfaction.John Chamberlain