art quotes

Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.Aristotle

When people say that L.A. doesn't have a culture, I think it really does: a very old culture, and very specific. There's streets named after entertainers, and statues of entertainers, and it's great. Entertainment is still art, even if it makes billions of dollars. So it's like a city built on entertainment, and art in a way.Fred Armisen

I'd love to go to art school. I'd love to learn how to draw. I'd love to be fluent in Spanish. I'd like to be a brain surgeon.Billie Joe Armstrong

But since the world, which thou art to strive against, is not without thee, but within thee, it follows, that it is also to be conquered not without, but within thee.Johann Arndt

One of my favorite films is 'Late Spring' by Yasujiro Ozu. To me, it represents film as art.Michael Arndt

Good art theory must smell of the studio, although its language should differ from the household talk of painters and sculptors.Rudolf Arnheim

Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom, since art is more than an entertainment of the senses.Rudolf Arnheim

Man's striving for order, of which art is but one manifestation, derives from a similar universal tendency throughout the organic world; it is also paralleled by, and perhaps derived from, the striving towards the state of simplest structure in physical systems.Rudolf Arnheim

The arts, as a reflection of human existence at its highest, have always and spontaneously lived up to this demand of plenitude. No mature style of art in any culture has ever been simple.Rudolf Arnheim

I've always wanted to introduce hip-hop filmmaking to film. There's hip-hop art, dance, music, but there really isn't hip-hop film. So I was trying to do that.Darren Aronofsky

Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb.Jean Arp

Art is such an important part of our culture.Rosanna Arquette

It's so hard to be a mother and to also want to practice your art.Rosanna Arquette

There isn't any art until some creature sees and consumes it. And has a reaction.Richard Artschwager

I would wake up at night and think, 'What the hell have I gotten myself into? You don't want to do that!' But you gotta do something, and with art, there's freedom - which is actually very seldom practiced by artists.Richard Artschwager

1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross of honour for art and science. These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me, most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too.Leon Askin

A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence.Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

My work is not my life. I started writing quite late, I didn't have that 'writing is everything, my art is all.' You have to be able to recognise the difference between the two.Kate Atkinson

What I am sad about is that there is now, in America, no equivalent to the art circuit.Richard Attenborough

As an artist your first loyalty is to your art. Unless this is the case, you're going to be a second-rate artist.Margaret Atwood