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Art is commenting on what's going on around you in your life. ...
by Al Jourgensen

Art is commenting on what's going on around you in your life.
- Al Jourgensen

This rock thing got in the way of my teaching career.
- Al Jourgensen

Punk rock really influenced me, the basic metal bands,
Zeppelin, Stones and Floyd, and Southern rock bands.
I think I was pretty well-rounded.
- Al Jourgensen

I've never seen the Osbournes, I've never seen Paris Hilton.
I'd rather read than watch reality TV.
I'd rather live life than watch somebody else living it.
- Al Jourgensen

 

This administration affects the everyday life of the common person.
- Al Jourgensen

You tell me one other person that graduated from Yale
that is as inarticulate as Bush.
Yale's a great school, and here's this idiot.
- Al Jourgensen

Nothing exceeds like excess.
- Al Jourgensen

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I'd still prefer to do five nights at a club than one night at Allstate Arena.
- Al Jourgensen

It's typical of record companies.
They sign you because you're unique,
and then they want to put you in a mold so they can sell records.
- Al Jourgensen

Everyone reaches their point in time where either they
die or they get sick of doing drugs.
It started getting debilitating.
I enjoy my music a lot better than my drugs.
- Al Jourgensen

Everything shapes you to be the person you are today.
Sometimes hard lessons pay off dividends.
- Al Jourgensen

It certainly is gravy every day above ground right now,
after kicking that heroin habit.
I've been given a second chance in life,
and I don't want to let a minute go by without enjoying it.
- Al Jourgensen

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

Your life is the manifestation of your dream;
it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if
you aren't enjoying the dream.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
- Gustave Flaubert

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

All art is autobiographical.
The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
- Federico Fellini

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art,
which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby
since I hadn't made money with it.
- Laurie Anderson

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance.
- Aristotle

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes

Treat a work of art like a prince.
Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

Every human is an artist.
The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Art is not a study of positive reality,
it is the seeking for ideal truth.
- John Ruskin

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the
unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
- Al Capp

Drawing is the honesty of the art.
There is no possibility of cheating.
It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
- Harry S. Truman

Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.
- Alfred de Vigny

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as
a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
- Marshall McLuhan

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
- John Updike

Art is the right hand of Nature.
The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
- Pablo Picasso

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Thomas Merton

The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor

Wherever art appears, life disappears.
- Robert Motherwell

The more horrifying this world becomes,
the more art becomes abstract.
- Ellen Key

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than
to continue living for art.
- Clara Schumann

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
- Jonathan Swift

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
- Marshall McLuhan

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
- Stephen Sondheim

Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis

The principles of true art is not to portray,
but to evoke.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Art doesn't transform.
It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
- Ambrose Bierce

Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.
- Roy Lichtenstein

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
- Elbert Hubbard

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

It is art that makes life, makes interest,
makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever
for the force and beauty of its process.
- Max Eastman

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others,
to bring them into the process.
- Jim Hodges

So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope


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