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

The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen.Walter Bagehot

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

I always think I know the way a novel will go. I write maps on oversized art pads like the kind I carried around in college when I was earnest about drawing. I need to have some idea of the shape of the novel, where its headed, so that I can proceed with confidence. But the truth is my characters start doing and saying things I don't expect.Julianna Baggott

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

Fashion often starts off beautiful and becomes ugly, whereas art starts off ugly sometimes and becomes beautiful.David Bailey

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