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Arts Quotes: Elbert Hubbard
"Art is not a thing; it is a way."
America, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Susanne K. Langer
"Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature."
America, Literature, Science

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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: Rudyard Kipling
"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind."
Literature, Poetry, India

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Arts Quotes: Henry David Thoreau
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined."
America, Literature, Poetry, Nature

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

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Arts Quotes: John Updike
"What art offers is space -- a certain breathing room for the spirit."
America, Literature, Poetry

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Arts Quotes: Mark Twain
"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus."
America, Comedy, 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: Susan Sontag
"Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art."
America, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Stuart Wilde
"All mankind's inner feelings eventually manifest themselves as an outer reality."
Literature, Science

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

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Arts Quotes: Pamela Brown
"Dance can give the inarticulate a voice."
Dance, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Pamela Brown
"A child sings before it speaks, dances almost before it walks, music is with us from the beginning."
Dance, Music, Young Artists, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Vicki Baum
"There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them."
Europe, Dance, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Vicki Baum
"Patience is an integral part of talent."
Europe, Literature

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Arts Quotes: José Bergamín
"If you really believe music is dangerous, you should let it go in one ear and out the other."
Controversial, Poetry, Literature, Playwrights & Plays, Music

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Arts Quotes: Ingrid Bengis
"Imagination has always had powers of resurrection that no science can match."
Literature, Science

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Arts Quotes: Hans Christian Andersen
"Where words fail, music speaks."
Europe, Literature, Music

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Arts Quotes: Pat Conroy
"Without music, life is a journey through a desert."
Literature, Music

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Arts Quotes: S.T. Coleridge
"How inimitably graceful children are in general -- before they learn to dance."
Poetry, Literature, Dance

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Arts Quotes: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
"In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves."
Nature, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Maya Angelou
"Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances."
Literature, Poetry

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Arts Quotes: Charles Baudelaire
"Genius is childhood recalled at will."
Literature, Poetry

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Arts Quotes: Charles Baudelaire
"Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals."
Dance, Europe, Literature, Poetry

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Arts Quotes: W.H. Auden
"Dance till the stars come down from the rafters. Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop."
Dance, Literature, Poetry

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Arts Quotes: Berthold Auerbach
"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
Music, Literature, Poetry

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Arts Quotes: Sir Francis Bacon
"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery."
Playwrights & Plays, Shakespeare, Literature, Theater

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Arts Quotes: M. Aumonier
"There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it."
Music, Nature, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"We are shaped and fashioned by what we love."
Europe, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes."
Europe, Literature, Education

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Arts Quotes: Anatole France
"To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything."
Europe, Poetry, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Lillian Hellman
"Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you first hoped."
America, Literature, Playwrights & Plays, Controversial

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Arts Quotes: Henry S. Haskins
"The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette."
America, Literature

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Arts Quotes: Günter Grass
"Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same."
Europe, Literature, Poetry

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Arts Quotes: Charles Dickens
"This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in."
Literature

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Arts Quotes: John Dryden
"Dancing is the poetry of the foot."
Europe, Literature, Dance

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