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

- Salvador Dali

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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
Print Great ideas originate in the muscles.
- Thomas Edison
Literary 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 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 Playing "bop" is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.
- Duke Ellington
Music
Print Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one.
- Duke Ellington
Music
Print Move your neck according to the music.
- Ethiopian Proverb
Dance
Print Dance is so important in the world. It needs no language. Our bodies speak a language of its own.
- Ibrahim Farrah
Dance
Print I do not want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
- Carrie Fisher
Theater
Print Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.
- Margot Fonteyn
Theater
Print To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
- Anatole France
Visual Arts
Print If you are looking for something to be brave about consider fine arts.
- Robert Frost
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 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 Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.
- Vincent Van Gogh
Visual Arts
Print The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting.
- Vincent Van Gogh
Visual Arts
Print Art is a part of the rebellion against the realities of its unfulfilled desire.
- Emma Goldman
Visual Arts
Print The essence of drawing is the line exploring space.
- Andy Goldsworthy
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 Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
- Martha Graham
Dance
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