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Edmund Clerihew Bentley Quotes and Sayings

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The art of biography is different from geography.
Geography is about maps, but biography is about chaps.
- Edmund Clerihew Bentley

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

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

Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

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

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

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome.
No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art hurts.
Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

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

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

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis

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

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin

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

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

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

Wherever art appears, life disappears.
- Robert Motherwell

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

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

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

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

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

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

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

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time.
Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things
which always become ugly with time.
- Jean Cocteau

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

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

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


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