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Gian Carlo Menotti Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Art

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

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

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
- Salvador Dali

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wherever art appears, life disappears.
- Robert Motherwell

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner

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

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

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

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

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

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

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

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

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


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