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Giorgio de Chirico Quotes and Sayings

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Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments
on the wing like mysterious butterflies,
fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.
- Giorgio de Chirico

To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits:
logic and common sense will only interfere.
But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the
realms of childhood visions and dreams.
- Giorgio de Chirico

I believe, however, that such abnormal moments can be found in everyone,
and it is all the more fortunate when they occur in
individuals with creative talent or with clairvoyant powers.
- Giorgio de Chirico

Although the dream is a very strange phenomenon and an inexplicable mystery,
far more inexplicable is the mystery and aspect our
minds confer on certain objects and aspects of life.
- Giorgio de Chirico

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall

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

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

Wherever art appears, life disappears.
- Robert Motherwell

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

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

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

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

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


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