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Hendrik Willem Van Loon Quotes and Sayings

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The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening
in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
- Hendrik Willem Van Loon

Related topics: Art

Somewhere in the world there is an epigram for every dilemma.
- Hendrik Willem Van Loon

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
- Albert Einstein

Technology is a gift of God.
After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts.
It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
- Freeman Dyson

 

Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.
- Henry Miller

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
- Tom Wolfe

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Let us seek to invoke the wonders of science ...
explore the stars, conquer the deserts,
eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths,
and encourage the arts and commerce.
- John F. Kennedy

Without imagination we can go nowhere.
And imagination is not restricted to the arts.
Every scientist I have met who has been a success has had to imagine.
- Rita Dove

But my middle daughter, Kate, is very involved in martial arts,
and I was just at one of her competitions.
- Meredith Baxter

The actor creates with his own flesh and blood all
those things which all the arts try in some way to describe.
- Lee Strasberg

The oldest of the arts and the youngest of the professions.
- Derek Bok

I'm on Governor Gray Davis' California Alliance Towards
Education to bring the arts back to high schools.
- Sally Kirkland

I slept for four years.
I didn't study much of anything.
I majored in something called communication arts.
- Don DeLillo

I knew nothing about martial arts.
And I don't really like it!
But in the film, I not only had to pretend that I knew all about it,
I had to be the best at it.
That was very difficult.
- Ziyi Zhang

I know that the arts are important.
I'm not denying that, but I can't associate myself
with all the claptrap that goes on around it.
- Anthony Hopkins

As President, I will end once and for all the use of
taxpayer funds to promote the National Endowment for
the Arts and other programs that subsidize amoral and degrading activities.
- Gary Bauer

I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together,
join hands and celebrate all the arts.
- Franco Zeffirelli

In any of the arts, you never stop learning.
- Claire Bloom

I do not think men have more talent.
There are a great many women in the arts;
novelists,
painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far
lower in the field of song writing.
- Dorothy Fields

Since my teen years I was interested in martial arts.
- Tony Visconti

I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting,
something connected to the fine arts.
- Catherine Deneuve

I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts
for four years and emerged with a degree.
- Bela Lugosi

I am not a specialist but a general practitioner in the world of the arts.
- Theodore Bikel

One man cannot practice many arts with success.
- Plato

Children's finger-painting came under the arts,
but movies didn't.
- Nicolas Roeg

No nation as young as America can be expected to become
immediately a power in the arts.
- John Philip Sousa

In Europe, people in the arts are considered part of the intelligentsia;
they are considered part of the elite.
- Ron Silver

The confounding Political Economy with the Sciences
and Arts to which it is subservient,
has been one of the principal obstacles to its improvement.
- Nassau William Senior

Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out
from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.
- Mason Cooley

The innovative spirit was America's strongest attribute,
transforming everything into a brave new world,
but there lingered an insecurity about the arts.
- Arthur Erickson

I didn't go to a normal high school.
It was for people in the performing arts.
- Marla Sokoloff

Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws.
- Leon Trotsky

It is not a disgrace to fail.
Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
- Charles Kettering

Each of the Arts whose office is to refine,
purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a Muse,
no god being found worthy to preside over them.
- Eliza Farnham

I'm learning as much martial arts as I possibly can.
My show is packed with action.
Enough to get a rise.
- Traci Bingham

When you have a background in combat sports,
people think you're this martial arts expert,
but really I'm just a guy who is able to do certain
things without making a mess of himself.
- Rick Yune

In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information.
The rest is advertising.
- Pauline Kael

Slowly poetry becomes visual because it paints images,
but it is also musical: it unites two arts into one.
- Eugenio Montale

The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project
to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit
being a newspaper editor and went back to college.
- Tony Hillerman

But the one thing you should.
not do is to suppose that when something is wrong with the arts,
it is wrong with the arts ONLY.
- Ezra Pound

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking,
unskilled in the arts of composition,
I resolved to write a book.
- Edward Gibbon

For me, the martial arts is a search for something inside.
It's not just a physical discipline.
- Brandon Lee

Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters;
united with it,
she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.
- Francisco de Goya

Against the dark background of this contemporary civilization of well-being,
even the arts tend to mingle, to lose their identity.
- Eugenio Montale

Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in
science and the liberal arts.
- Baruch Spinoza

I have a Bachelor of Arts in English,
which means I had a lot of formal training in reading.
- Kate DiCamillo

Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish.
- Francois Rabelais

I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists
themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher,
exalted form of human endeavor.
- Steven Pinker

Always think that in any area of the arts,
you get maybe ten percent of people who are creative,
original...
and the rest are generally following on,
copying.
- Hugh Hopper

There have been studies that clearly state that children
who are exposed to arts education at a young age will
in fact do markedly better in their SAT tests.
- Marvin Hamlisch

I like doing arts and crafts, so I would probably go
to one of those fun little ceramic places and go paint
some plates and do something fun like that.
- Christina Milian

You can use martial arts to tell a different story.
Ang Lee used martial arts in "Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon" to talk about love.
- Jet Li

I don't think I'm in any position to call myself a martial artist.
I'm a student of the martial arts.
- Lou Reed

Any new producer starting up is to get investors' confidence.
Investors are still very very wary of anything to do with the arts world.
- Ann Macbeth

I was an English major in college with minors in Fine Arts and Humanities.
- Sue Grafton

Journalism students need to understand it and need
a solid background in the liberal arts,
in sociology, economics, literature and language,
because they won't get it later on.
- Harrison Salisbury

A large part of my life revolves around my dad.
Sometimes, I even feel a strong sense of connection,
something very tangible when I learn something new in the martial arts.
- Brandon Lee

Coming out of college with a degree in fine arts and
painting isn't worth much any more.
- Dan Fogelberg

The arts generally have had to recognize Modernism -
how should poetry escape?
- John C. Ransom

France, mother of arts, of warfare, and of laws.
- Joachim du Bellay

I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won.
I found that while the camera does not express the soul,
perhaps a photograph can!
- Ansel Adams

Anyway, when I was a kid, I dutifully went to the Sydney
Technical and Fine Arts College.
- Rod Taylor

To affect the quality of the day,
that is the highest of arts.
- Henry David Thoreau

Of what use were the arts if they were only the reproduction
and the imitation of life?
- Alfred de Vigny

One has complexes.
One has the art complex.
One goes to the School of Fine Arts and catches the complexes.
- Jean Tinguely

I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior,
to the conscience of mankind.
- William Butler Yeats

I wanted to go to a liberal arts college,
I wanted to have that experience.
- Mandy Patinkin

The hardest of all the arts to speak of is music,
because music has no meaning to speak of.
- Ned Rorem

I'm a liberal arts junkie.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

I won't undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.
- Francois Rabelais


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