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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

- Aristotle

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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
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