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Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Art

When you love a man, he becomes more than a body.
His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes,
vanishes.
He is rich and sweet and right.
He is part of the world, the atmosphere,
the blue sky and the blue water.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Exhaust the little moment.
Soon it dies.
And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical guise.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

I've always thought of myself as a reporter.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

 

When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people,
you're telling them that they're less than somebody else.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

What I'm fighting for now in my work...
for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks,
poems I could take into a tavern, into the street,
into the halls of a housing project.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

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Look at what's happening in this world.
Every day there's something exciting or disturbing to write about.
With all that's going on, how could I stop?
- Gwendolyn Brooks

We are each other's magnitude and bond.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

A writer should get as much education as possible,
but just going to school is not enough;
if it were,
all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve.
And I began playing with words.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Poetry is life distilled.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Don't let anyone call you a minority if you're black
or Hispanic or belong to some other ethnic group.
You're not less than anybody else.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

I felt that I had to write.
Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing,
enjoying it and experiencing the challenge.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

First fight.
Then fiddle.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

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

Wherever art appears, life disappears.
- Robert Motherwell

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

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

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

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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