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Art for art's sake, money for God's sake. ...
by Simon Raven

Art for art's sake, money for God's sake.
- Simon Raven

Related topics: Money

Scholarship was one thing, drudgery another.
I very soon concluded that nothing would induce me to read,
let alone make notes on, hundreds and hundreds of very,
very, very boring books.
- Simon Raven

Nobody minded what you did in bed or what you said about God,
a very civilized attitude in 1948.
- Simon Raven

I loved the Army as an institution and loathed every
single thing it required me to do.
- Simon Raven

 

How can I go on with this? Please God,
let me win a football pool.
- Simon Raven

Gentlemen can now only behave as such,
or be tolerated as such, in circumstances that are
manifestly contrived or unreal.
- Simon Raven

I wanted to look at the upper-middle-class scene since the war,
and in particular my generation's part in it.
We had spent our early years as privileged members of a privileged class.
How were we faring in the Age of the Common Man? How ought we to be faring?
- Simon Raven

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And so, at the age of thirty, I had successively disgraced
myself with three fine institutions,
each of which had made me free of its full and rich resources,
had trained me with skill and patience,
and had shown me nothing but forbearance and charity when I failed in trust.
- Simon Raven

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

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

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

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

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters,
is simplicity.
- Walt Whitman

The history of art is the history of revivals.
- Samuel Butler

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

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

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France

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

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

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.
- Robert Delaunay

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

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

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

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
- Theodor Adorno

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

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner

The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head,
and the heart of man go together.
- John Ruskin

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

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

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward
what is arcane and concealed.
- Khalil Gibran

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

Art is the stored honey of the human soul,
gathered on wings of misery and travail.
- Theodore Dreiser

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

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

Wherever art appears, life disappears.
- Robert Motherwell

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

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

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

Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall

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

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

Art consists of limitation.
The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
- Arne Jacobsen

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

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

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
- Twyla Tharp

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

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

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

Art is the desire of a man to express himself,
to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
- Amy Lowell

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

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.

When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

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

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

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

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

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

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


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