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Dance is music made visible.

- George Balanchine

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Print Imagination has always had powers of resurrection that no science can match.
- Ingrid Bengis
Visual Arts
Print We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
- Sir Winston Churchill
Visual Arts
Print In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Visual Arts
Print Learning is an active process. We learn by doing.
- Dale Carnegie
Visual Arts
Print Don’t be an art critic, but paint, there lies salvation.
- Paul Cézanne
Visual Arts
Print Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.
- Paul Cézanne
Visual Arts
Print Any museum can invite you to look. A great one changes the way you see.
- Anonymous
Visual Arts
Print Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother’s womb.
- Jean Arp
Visual Arts
Print The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
- Aristotle
Visual Arts
Print Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams
Visual Arts
Print Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.
- Roy Adzak
Visual Arts
Print Countless unseen details are often the only difference between mediocre and magnificent.
- Anonymous
Visual Arts
Print Art is the imagination expressed through the senses.
- Anonymous
Visual Arts
Print Genius is childhood recalled at will.
- Charles Baudelaire
Visual Arts
Print The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
Visual Arts
Print The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
- Sir Francis Bacon
Visual Arts
Print Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself.
- Marcus Aurelius
Visual Arts
Print Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.
- Vincent Van Gogh
Visual Arts
Print We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Visual Arts
Print The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting.
- Vincent Van Gogh
Visual Arts
Print No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time. It is just that the others are behind the time.
- Martha Graham
Visual Arts
Print The essence of drawing is the line exploring space.
- Andy Goldsworthy
Visual Arts
Print Art is a part of the rebellion against the realities of its unfulfilled desire.
- Emma Goldman
Visual Arts
Print If you are looking for something to be brave about consider fine arts.
- Robert Frost
Visual Arts
Print To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
- Anatole France
Visual Arts
Print A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places.
- Paul Gardner
Visual Arts
Print Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin
Visual Arts
Print The flat sound of my wooden clogs on the cobblestones, deep, hollow and powerful, is the note I seek in my painting.
- Paul Gauguin
Visual Arts
Print I shut my eyes in order to see.
- Paul Gauguin
Visual Arts
Print Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes.
- Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Visual Arts
Print The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.
- Henry S. Haskins
Visual Arts
Print The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.
- Hans Hofmann
Visual Arts
Print Style is something you can use, and you can be like a magpie, just taking what you want.
- David Hockney
Visual Arts
Print Life is short, art is long...
- Hippocrates
Visual Arts
Print Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same.
- Günter Grass
Visual Arts
Print The color of the object illuminated partakes of the color of that which illuminates it.
- Leonardo Da Vinci
Visual Arts
Print To give body and perfect form to your thought, this alone is what it is to be an artist.
- Jacques-Louis David
Visual Arts
Print Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali
Visual Arts
Print Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.
- Edgar Degas
Visual Arts
Print Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
- Edgar Degas
Visual Arts
Print The artist is not a special kind of man, but every man is a special kind of artist.
- A.K. Coomaraswamy
Visual Arts
Print You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free.
- Salvador Dali
Visual Arts
Print When I paint, the sea roars. The others splash about in the bath.
- Salvador Dali
Visual Arts
Print People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings.
- Salvador Dali
Visual Arts
Print Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
- Salvador Dali
Visual Arts
Print Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein
Visual Arts
Print It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein
Visual Arts
Print The road to success is always under construction.
- Lily Tomlin
Theater
Print The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
- William Shakespeare
Theater
Print The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.
- Oscar Wilde
Theater
Print The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it immensely. All art is useless.
- Oscar Wilde
Theater
Print Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
- William Shakespeare
Theater
Print Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art.
- Wynetka Ann Reynolds
Theater
Print Drama is like a dream, it is not real, but it is really felt.
- Abhinavagupta
Theater
Print Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.
- Margot Fonteyn
Theater
Print I do not want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
- Carrie Fisher
Theater
Print All anybody needs to know about prizes is that Mozart never won one.
- Henry Mitchell
Music
Print Folk music is the original melody of man; it is the musical mirror of the world.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Music
Print If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.
- Carl Perkins
Music
Print O great creator of being, grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives.
- Jim Morrison
Music
Print After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible, is music.
- Aldous Huxley
Music
Print Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
- Victor Hugo
Music
Print The history of a people is found in its songs.
- George Jellinek
Music
Print We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so.
- B.B. King
Music
Print A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence.
- Leopold Stokowski
Music
Print Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.
- Oscar Wilde
Music
Print Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
- Frank Zappa
Music
Print Music, to create harmony, must investigate discord.
- Plutarch
Music
Print There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
- Pythagoras
Music
Print To sing well and to dance well is to be well-educated.
- Plato
Music
Print Music contains a whole gamut of experience, from sensuous elements to ultimate intellectual harmonies.
- George Santayana
Music
Print Music rearranges your molecular structure.
- Carlos Santana
Music
Print To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
- Robert Schumann
Music
Print Music goes deeper than emotion into the energies that animate our psychic life.
- Roger Sessions
Music
Print There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
- Albert Schweitzer
Music
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