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Grotesques Quotes

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He always describes his characters' voices and their physique so brilliantly.
As people have said, they are cartoons,
caricatures.
They're grotesques really.
- Simon Callow

The art which we may call generally art of the wayside,
as opposed to that which is the business of men's lives,
is, in the best sense of the word, Grotesque.
- John Ruskin

In a way Australia is like Catholicism.
The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape is grotesque.
But you always come back.
- Thomas Keneally

I envy people who can just look at a sunset.
I wonder how you can shoot it.
There is nothing more grotesque to me than a vacation.
- Dustin Hoffman

 

I remember having to take detours around the Hollywood
sign to avoid having to see this grotesque poster of
myself on Sunset Boulevard.
- Rachel Ward

What motivates me in art is the ugly and beautiful nature of the truth.
It has to be truthful and honest, even if it is ugly and grotesque.
- Corin Nemec

Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity;
that is because they are so mystical.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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As a means of contrast with the sublime,
the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
- Victor Hugo

Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins,
a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.
- H. L. Mencken

The idea of a federal betting parlor on atrocities
and terrorism is ridiculous and it's grotesque.
- Ron Wyden

All action takes place, so to speak,
in a kind of twilight,
which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make
things seem grotesque and larger than they really are.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

Taxes are like abortion, and not just because both
are grotesque procedures supported by Democrats.
You're for them or against them.
Taxes go up or down; government raises taxes or lowers them.
But Democrats will not let the words "abortion" or
"tax hikes" pass their lips.
- Ann Coulter

I'm not sure I agree with the thesis,
because I think that even though something grotesque
or gross has been part of film since way back,
what we accept or what we can get away with on the screen is broader now.
- Ivan Reitman

People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains,
new stars, garish birds, freak fish,
grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal
stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
- Soren Kierkegaard

All men are somewhat ridiculous and grotesque,
just because they are men; and in this respect artists
might well be regarded as man multiplied by two.
So it is, was, and shall be.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wherever art appears, life disappears.
- Robert Motherwell

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 is the desire of a man to express himself,
to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
- Amy Lowell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art is the stored honey of the human soul,
gathered on wings of misery and travail.
- Theodore Dreiser

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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