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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
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