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Arts Quotes: Henri Matisse
"Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Rene-Francois-Ghislain Magritte
"Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Henri Matisse
"The portrait is one of the most curious art forms. It demands special qualities in the artist, almost total kinship with the model."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Henri Matisse
"Creativity takes courage."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Henri Matisse
"All my efforts go into creating an art that can be understood by everyone."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Friedrich Nietzsche
"Folk music is the original melody of man; it is the musical mirror of the world."
Europe, Literature, Music

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Arts Quotes: Friedrich Nietzsche
"We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once."
Europe, Literature, Dance

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Arts Quotes: Claes Oldenburg
"Art is a technique of communication. The image is the most complete technique of all communication."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Anna Pavlova
"Master technique and then forget about it and be natural."
Ballet, Europe, Dance, Dance Legends

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Arts Quotes: Friedrich Nietzsche
"An artist chooses his subjects... that is the way he praises."
Europe, Controversial, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Edvard Munch
"I don't believe in an art that is not born out of man's need to open his heart."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Victor Hugo
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."
Europe, Literature, Music

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Arts Quotes: Eugene Ionesco
"A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind."
Europe, Innovators & Pioneers, Playwrights & Plays

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Arts Quotes: Carl Gustav Jung
"All art intuitively apprehends coming changes in the collective unconsciousness."
Europe, Controversial, Innovators & Pioneers

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Arts Quotes: Hans Hofmann
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
Europe, Education, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Karl Kraus
"Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis."
Europe, Literature, Science

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Arts Quotes: Paul Klee
"Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Vasily Kandinsky
"There is no must in art because art is free."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Paul Klee
"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Martin Kippinberger
"Entertainment and art are not isolated. Entertainment is in art like color in pictures."
Europe, Innovators & Pioneers, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Pablo Picasso
"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Diana Vreeland
"All creations demand greenery of spirit."
Europe, Fashion, Literature

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Arts Quotes: William Shakespeare
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."
Europe, Literature, Poetry, Playwrights & Plays

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Arts Quotes: Oscar Wilde
"The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life."
Europe, Controversial, Literature, Comedy, Playwrights & Plays, Theater

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Arts Quotes: Oscar Wilde
"Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory."
Europe, Controversial, Literature, Comedy, Playwrights & Plays, Music

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Arts Quotes: Émile Zola
"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."
Europe, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Dame Rebecca West
"Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience."
Europe, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Simone Weil
"Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction."
Europe, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Oscar Wilde
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist."
Europe, Controversial, Literature, Comedy, Playwrights & Plays

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Arts Quotes: Oscar Wilde
"The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it immensely. All art is useless."
Europe, Controversial, Literature, Comedy, Playwrights & Plays

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Arts Quotes: Mary Wigman
"Strong and convincing art has never risen from theories."
Europe, Choreographers, Dance, Dance Legends, Innovators & Pioneers

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Arts Quotes: Marcel Proust
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
Europe, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Rembrandt
"Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Pablo Picasso
"Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?"
Europe, Visual Arts, Nature

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Arts Quotes: Pablo Picasso
"Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Pablo Picasso
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
Europe, Visual Arts, Young Artists

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Arts Quotes: Pablo Picasso
"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Pablo Picasso
"Nature does many things the way I do, but she hides them!"
Europe, Visual Arts, Nature

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Arts Quotes: Pablo Picasso
"For a long time I limited myself to one color... as a form of discipline."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: George Santayana
"Music contains a whole gamut of experience, from sensuous elements to ultimate intellectual harmonies."
Europe, Literature, Poetry

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Arts Quotes: George Sand
"Simplicity is the essence of the great, the true, and the beautiful in art."
Europe, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Robert Schumann
"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist."
Europe, Composers, Music, Music Legends

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Arts Quotes: William Shakespeare
"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt."
Europe, Literature, Poetry, Playwrights & Plays

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Arts Quotes: Albert Schweitzer
"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
Europe, Literature, Music, Animals

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Arts Quotes: Joshua Reynolds
"A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Norman Rosenthal
"Collecting art is like a drug. It is both intensely pleasurable and highly addictive."
Europe, Art Venues

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Arts Quotes: George Sand
"Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth."
Europe, Literature

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Arts Quotes: John Ruskin
"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece."
Europe, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Hans Hofmann
"A work of art is a world in itself, reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world."
Europe, Education, Visual Arts

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Arts Quotes: Hans Bos
"When I dance, I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life."
Europe, Literature, Dance

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