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Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
by Gian Carlo Menotti

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

Related topics: Art

A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate
the approximate depth of his ignorance.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

Any subject is good for opera if the composer feels
it so intently he must sing it out.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

Waiting and hoping are the whole of life,
and as soon as a dream is realized it is destroyed.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

 

Melody is a form of remembrance.
It must have a quality of inevitability in our ears.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision
of all that we might have achieved,
of all the gifts which we have wasted,
of all that we might have done which we did not do.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men,
is the same as saying of some kind of food that it
is very good but that most people can't eat it.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

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

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
- Jean Rostand

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

Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

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

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

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

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

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

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

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

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

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

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself,
and dies of all others.
- Albert Camus

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall

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

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

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis

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

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 guilty conscience needs to confess.
A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus

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

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

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

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

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

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

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

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art;
men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
- E. M. Forster

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

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

Wherever art appears, life disappears.
- Robert Motherwell

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

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

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is
an invention of philosophers...
What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz

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

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

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

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


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