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Music to me is like breathing - I don't get tired of breathing, I don't get tired of music.

- Ray Charles

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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 Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Visual Arts
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 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 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 An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
- James McNeill Whistler
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 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 All art requires courage.
- Anne Tucker
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 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 Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Simonides
Literary Arts
Print Dancing is silent poetry.
- Simonides
Dance
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 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 To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
- Robert Schumann
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 Simplicity is the essence of the great, the true, and the beautiful in art.
- George Sand
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 Collecting art is like a drug. It is both intensely pleasurable and highly addictive.
- Norman Rosenthal
Visual Arts
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 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 The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust
Visual Arts
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 To sing well and to dance well is to be well-educated.
- Plato
Music
Print Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
- Pablo Picasso
Visual Arts
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 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 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 To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage.
- Georgia O’Keeffe
Visual Arts
Print Art is a technique of communication. The image is the most complete technique of all communication.
- Claes Oldenburg
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 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 In the brush doing what it's doing, it will stumble on what one couldn't do by oneself.
- Robert Motherwell
Visual Arts
Print Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.
- 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 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 I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
- Joan Miro
Visual Arts
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