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What art offers is space -- a certain breathing room for the spirit.

- John Updike

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Print The history of a people is found in its songs.
- George Jellinek
Music
Print All art intuitively apprehends coming changes in the collective unconsciousness.
- Carl Gustav Jung
Visual Arts
Print I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.
- Frida Kahlo
Visual Arts
Print There is no must in art because art is free.
- Vasily Kandinsky
Visual Arts
Print We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.
- John F. Kennedy
Visual Arts
Print We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so.
- B.B. King
Music
Print Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
- Rudyard Kipling
Literary Arts
Print Entertainment and art are not isolated. Entertainment is in art like color in pictures.
- Martin Kippinberger
Visual Arts
Print Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.
- Paul Klee
Visual Arts
Print Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
- Paul Klee
Visual Arts
Print Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis.
- Karl Kraus
Visual Arts
Print Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.
- Susanne K. Langer
Visual Arts
Print When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.
- Jacob Lawrence
Visual Arts
Print Color is crucial in painting, but it is very hard to talk about.
- Roy Lichtenstein
Visual Arts
Print Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein
Visual Arts
Print Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring.
- Grace Lichtenstein
Dance
Print Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
- Rene-Francois-Ghislain Magritte
Visual Arts
Print Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.
- Og Mandino
Literary Arts
Print Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print The portrait is one of the most curious art forms. It demands special qualities in the artist, almost total kinship with the model.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print Creativity takes courage.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print All my efforts go into creating an art that can be understood by everyone.
- Henri Matisse
Visual Arts
Print Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Thomas Merton
Visual Arts
Print A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
- Michelangelo
Visual Arts
Print Genius is eternal patience.
- Michelangelo
Visual Arts
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