/quotes/quotes/goldsworthy-andy-1

Quote of the Day

The essence of drawing is the line exploring space.

- Andy Goldsworthy

  Quotessort Subject
Print Drama is like a dream, it is not real, but it is really felt.
- Abhinavagupta
Theater
Print In life as in the dance: Grace glides on blistered feet.
- Alice Abrams
Dance
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 Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.
- Maya Angelou
Dance
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 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 Dance isn't something that can be explained in words; it has to be danced.
- Paige Arden
Dance
Print The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
- Aristotle
Visual Arts
Print What we play is life.
- Louis Armstrong
Music
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 I believe that interpretation should be like a transparent glass, a window for the composer's music.
- Vladimir Ashkenazy
Music
Print I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.
- Fred Astaire
Dance
Print Dance till the stars come down from the rafters. Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
- W.H. Auden
Dance
Print Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach
Music
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 Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself.
- Marcus Aurelius
Visual Arts
Print The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
- Sir Francis Bacon
Visual Arts
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 The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
Visual Arts
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 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 Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.
- Samuel Beckett
Dance
Print Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Visual Arts
Print Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess.
- Ludwig Van Beethoven
Music
Print Imagination has always had powers of resurrection that no science can match.
- Ingrid Bengis
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 Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.
- Leonard Bernstein
Music
Print When I dance, I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life.
- Hans Bos
Dance
Print Study Bach. There you will find everything.
- Johannes Brahms
Music
Print Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
- Constantin Brancusi
Visual Arts
Print Composing is like driving down a foggy road...
- Benjamin Britten
Music
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 Dance every performance as if it were your last.
- Erik Bruhn
Dance
Print In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Visual Arts
Print On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined.
- Lord Byron
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 Ladanse,c'est le mouvement,et le mouvement, c'est la vie.
Dance is movement, and movement is life.
- Ludmilla Chiriaeff
Dance
Print Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly, two.
- Fredric Chopin
Music
Print Where words fail, music speaks.
- Hans Christian Andersen
Music
Print We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
- Sir Winston Churchill
Visual Arts
Print How inimitably graceful children are in general -- before they learn to dance.
- S.T. Coleridge
Dance
Print Let a man be stimulated by poetry, established by the rules of propriety, and perfected by music.
- Confucius
Music
Print Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
- Pat Conroy
Music
Print Dancing is like dreaming with your feet.
- Constanze
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 Good choreography fuses eye, ear, and mind.
- Arlene Croce
Dance
Print The only way to do it is to do it.
- Merce Cunningham
Dance
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 The color of the object illuminated partakes of the color of that which illuminates it.
- Leonardo Da Vinci
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 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 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 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 This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.
- Charles Dickens
Literary Arts
Print It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney
Media Arts
Print The high note is not the only thing.
- Placido Domingo
Music
Print Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
- John Dryden
Dance
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | next  ›
show: 25 | 50 | 75 | show all
Email Print Share

Text:

- +
Email a link to this page
Cancel
Share This Page




Cancel
Search Arts Quotes
Keyword
or
By Subject

© 1996-2017 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts  

ArtsEdge is an education program of

The Kennedy Center 

with the support of

Department of Education



ARTSEDGE, part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by David and Alice Rubenstein.

Additional support is provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the National Committee
for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.

The contents of this Web site were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not
necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal government.
Unless otherwise stated, ArtsEdge materials may be copied, modified and otherwise utilized for non-commercial educational purposes
provided that ArtsEdge and any authors listed in the materials are credited and provided that you permit others to use them in the same manner.

Change Background:

Connect with us!    EMAIL US | YouTube | Facebook | iTunes | MORE!

© 1996-2017 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts  
    Privacy Policy
| Terms and Conditions

Close

You are now leaving the ArtsEdge website. Thank you for visiting!

If you are not automatically transferred, please click the link below:
http://absoluteshakespeare.com

ArtsEdge and The Kennedy Center are in no way responsible for the content of the destination site, its ongoing availability, links to other site or the legality or accuracy of information on the site or its resources.

Cancel

Close