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If you are looking for something to be brave about consider fine arts.

- Robert Frost

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Print A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
- Michelangelo
Visual Arts
Print Genius is eternal patience.
- Michelangelo
Visual Arts
Print A great sculpture can roll down a hill without breaking.
- Michelangelo
Visual Arts
Print I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
- Joan Miro
Visual Arts
Print My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.
- Claude Monet
Visual Arts
Print The arts are the signature of a nation.
- Joan Mondale
Visual Arts
Print All anybody needs to know about prizes is that Mozart never won one.
- Henry Mitchell
Music
Print Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.
- Og Mandino
Literary Arts
Print Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
- Rene-Francois-Ghislain Magritte
Visual Arts
Print The portrait is one of the most curious art forms. It demands special qualities in the artist, almost total kinship with the model.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Thomas Merton
Visual Arts
Print Creativity takes courage.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print All my efforts go into creating an art that can be understood by everyone.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage.
- Georgia O’Keeffe
Visual Arts
Print Folk music is the original melody of man; it is the musical mirror of the world.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Music
Print We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Dance
Print Art is a technique of communication. The image is the most complete technique of all communication.
- Claes Oldenburg
Visual Arts
Print If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.
- Carl Perkins
Music
Print Imagination is the true magic carpet.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Visual Arts
Print Master technique and then forget about it and be natural.
- Anna Pavlova
Dance
Print In the brush doing what it's doing, it will stumble on what one couldn't do by oneself.
- Robert Motherwell
Visual Arts
Print O great creator of being, grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives.
- Jim Morrison
Music
Print To be an artist is to believe in life.
- Henry S. Moore
Visual Arts
Print Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.
- Robert Motherwell
Visual Arts
Print An artist chooses his subjects... that is the way he praises.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Visual Arts
Print Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind.
- Louise Nevelson
Visual Arts
Print I don't believe in an art that is not born out of man's need to open his heart.
- Edvard Munch
Visual Arts
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 camera, if it’s lucky, may tell a different truth to drawing - but not a truer one.
- Robert Hughes
Visual Arts
Print A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.
- Eugene Ionesco
Visual Arts
Print I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.
- Frida Kahlo
Visual Arts
Print All art intuitively apprehends coming changes in the collective unconsciousness.
- Carl Gustav Jung
Visual Arts
Print The history of a people is found in its songs.
- George Jellinek
Music
Print Talent! What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous work in the right way.
- Winslow Homer
Visual Arts
Print Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Visual Arts
Print A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
- Hans Hofmann
Visual Arts
Print If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
- Edward Hopper
Visual Arts
Print Art is not a thing; it is a way.
- Elbert Hubbard
Visual Arts
Print Art is... a question mark in the minds of those who want to know what's happening.
- Aaron Howard
Visual Arts
Print Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist.
- Edward Hopper
Visual Arts
Print Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.
- Susanne K. Langer
Visual Arts
Print Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis.
- Karl Kraus
Visual Arts
Print Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.
- Paul Klee
Visual Arts
Print When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.
- Jacob Lawrence
Visual Arts
Print Color is crucial in painting, but it is very hard to talk about.
- Roy Lichtenstein
Visual Arts
Print Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein
Visual Arts
Print Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring.
- Grace Lichtenstein
Dance
Print We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.
- John F. Kennedy
Visual Arts
Print There is no must in art because art is free.
- Vasily Kandinsky
Visual Arts
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 Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
- Paul Klee
Visual Arts
Print Entertainment and art are not isolated. Entertainment is in art like color in pictures.
- Martin Kippinberger
Visual Arts
Print Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
- Rudyard Kipling
Literary Arts
Print Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
Print Never settle for anything less than your best.
- Brian Tracy
Visual Arts
Print The road to success is always under construction.
- Lily Tomlin
Theater
Print Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau
Literary Arts
Print All art requires courage.
- Anne Tucker
Visual Arts
Print All creations demand greenery of spirit.
- Diana Vreeland
Visual Arts
Print What art offers is space -- a certain breathing room for the spirit.
- John Updike
Visual Arts
Print You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus.
- Mark Twain
Literary Arts
Print Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Simonides
Literary Arts
Print Art is the signature of civilizations.
- Beverly Sills
Visual Arts
Print The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
- William Shakespeare
Theater
Print Dancing is silent poetry.
- Simonides
Dance
Print Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
- Twyla Tharp
Visual Arts
Print A painter paints pictures on canvas, but musicians paint their pictures on silence.
- Leopold Stokowski
Music
Print Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.
- Susan Sontag
Visual Arts
Print All mankind's inner feelings eventually manifest themselves as an outer reality.
- Stuart Wilde
Literary Arts
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 Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.
- Oscar Wilde
Music
Print Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Visual Arts
Print The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
- Émile Zola
Literary Arts
Print Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
- Frank Zappa
Music
Print You can't make an architect. But you can open the doors and windows toward the light as you see it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Visual Arts
Print Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
- Dame Rebecca West
Literary Arts
Print Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
- Simone Weil
Literary Arts
Print My instinct about painting says, 'if you don't think about it, it's right.'
- Andy Warhol
Visual Arts
Print An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James McNeill Whistler
Visual Arts
Print No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist.
- Oscar Wilde
Literary Arts
Print The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it immensely. All art is useless.
- Oscar Wilde
Theater
Print Strong and convincing art has never risen from theories.
- Mary Wigman
Dance
Print It’s all a big game of construction, some with a brush, some with a shovel, some choose a pen.
- Jackson Pollock
Visual Arts
Print The painting has a life of its own.
- Jackson Pollock
Visual Arts
Print Music, to create harmony, must investigate discord.
- Plutarch
Music
Print The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust
Visual Arts
Print Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.
- Rembrandt
Visual Arts
Print The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history.
- Robert Rauschenberg
Visual Arts
Print There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
- Pythagoras
Music
Print Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
Print Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
Print Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
Print Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
Print To sing well and to dance well is to be well-educated.
- Plato
Music
Print Nature does many things the way I do, but she hides them!
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
Print For a long time I limited myself to one color... as a form of discipline.
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
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 Simplicity is the essence of the great, the true, and the beautiful in art.
- George Sand
Visual Arts
Print To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
- Robert Schumann
Music
Print Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
- William Shakespeare
Theater
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
Print I was probably born with the ability to draw, but that does not make you an artist.
- James Rosenquist
Visual Arts
Print Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art.
- Wynetka Ann Reynolds
Theater
Print A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.
- Joshua Reynolds
Visual Arts
Print Collecting art is like a drug. It is both intensely pleasurable and highly addictive.
- Norman Rosenthal
Visual Arts
Print Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
- George Sand
Visual Arts
Print Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.
- Carl Sagan
Visual Arts
Print When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin
Visual Arts
Print A work of art is a world in itself, reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world.
- Hans Hofman
Visual Arts
Print Study Bach. There you will find everything.
- Johannes Brahms
Music
Print When I dance, I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life.
- Hans Bos
Dance
Print Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.
- Leonard Bernstein
Music
Print Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
- Constantin Brancusi
Visual Arts
Print Dance can give the inarticulate a voice.
- Pamela Brown
Dance
Print A child sings before it speaks, dances almost before it walks, music is with us from the beginning.
- Pamela Brown
Music
Print Composing is like driving down a foggy road...
- Benjamin Britten
Music
Print Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.
- Samuel Beckett
Dance
Print There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
- Viki Baum
Dance
Print Patience is an integral part of talent.
- Vicki Baum
Literary Arts
Print Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Visual Arts
Print If you really believe music is dangerous, you should let it go in one ear and out the other.
- José Bergamín
Music
Print Imagination has always had powers of resurrection that no science can match.
- Ingrid Bengis
Visual Arts
Print Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess.
- Ludwig Van Beethoven
Music
Print Where words fail, music speaks.
- Hans Christian Andersen
Music
Print Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly, two.
- Fredric Chopin
Music
Print Ladanse,c'est le mouvement,et le mouvement, c'est la vie.
Dance is movement, and movement is life.
- Ludmilla Chiriaeff
Dance
Print We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
- Sir Winston Churchill
Visual Arts
Print Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
- Pat Conroy
Music
Print Let a man be stimulated by poetry, established by the rules of propriety, and perfected by music.
- Confucius
Music
Print How inimitably graceful children are in general -- before they learn to dance.
- S.T. Coleridge
Dance
Print On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined.
- Lord Byron
Dance
Print In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Visual Arts
Print Dance every performance as if it were your last.
- Erik Bruhn
Dance
Print Learning is an active process. We learn by doing.
- Dale Carnegie
Visual Arts
Print Music to me is like breathing - I don't get tired of breathing, I don't get tired of music.
- Ray Charles
Music
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 Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did, backwards and on high heels.
- Anonymous
Dance
Print Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.
- Anonymous
Dance
Print Dance isn't something that can be explained in words; it has to be danced.
- Paige Arden
Dance
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 What we play is life.
- Louis Armstrong
Music
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 In life as in the dance: Grace glides on blistered feet.
- Alice Abrams
Dance
Print Drama is like a dream, it is not real, but it is really felt.
- Abhinavagupta
Theater
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 Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.
- Maya Angelou
Dance
Print First comes the sweat. Then comes the beauty if you're very lucky and have said your prayers.
- George Balanchine
Dance
Print I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.
- George Balanchine
Dance
Print Dance is music made visible.
- George Balanchine
Dance
Print A nation creates music - the composer only arranges it.
- Bela Bartok
Music
Print Genius is childhood recalled at will.
- Charles Baudelaire
Visual Arts
Print Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.
- Charles Baudelaire
Dance
Print The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
Visual Arts
Print Dance till the stars come down from the rafters. Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
- W.H. Auden
Dance
Print I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.
- Fred Astaire
Dance
Print I believe that interpretation should be like a transparent glass, a window for the composer's music.
- Vladimir Ashkenazy
Music
Print Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach
Music
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 There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.
- M. Aumonier
Music
Print Dancing is like dreaming with your feet.
- Constanze
Dance
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 Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Literary 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 Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.
- Margot Fonteyn
Theater
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 Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
- Lillian Hellman
Literary Arts
Print The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.
- Henry S. Haskins
Visual Arts
Print People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.
- Paul Hindemith
Music
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 I know only two tunes; one of them is "Yankee Doodle", and the other isn't.
- Ulysess S. Grant
Music
Print Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
- Martha Graham
Dance
Print Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
- Martha Graham
Dance
Print Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same.
- Günter Grass
Visual Arts
Print Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.
- E.Y. Harbug
Music
Print All the sounds of the earth are like music.
- Oscar Hammerstein
Music
Print A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
- Benny Green
Music
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 Do not fear mistakes, there are none.
- Miles Davis
Music
Print The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie.
- Agnes De Mille
Dance
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 only way to do it is to do it.
- Merce Cunningham
Dance
Print Good choreography fuses eye, ear, and mind.
- Arlene Croce
Dance
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 Playing "bop" is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.
- Duke Ellington
Music
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 Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one.
- Duke Ellington
Music
Print I do not want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
- Carrie Fisher
Theater
Print Dance is so important in the world. It needs no language. Our bodies speak a language of its own.
- Ibrahim Farrah
Dance
Print Move your neck according to the music.
- Ethiopian Proverb
Dance
Print The high note is not the only thing.
- Placido Domingo
Music
Print It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney
Media Arts
Print This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.
- Charles Dickens
Literary Arts
Print Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
- John Dryden
Dance
Print If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
- Albert Einstein
Literary Arts
Print The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious, the source of all art and science.
- Albert Einstein
Print Great ideas originate in the muscles.
- Thomas Edison
Literary Arts
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