Arts Quotes – Creativity takes courage

Arts Quotes : Creativity takes courage – “The true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art.” – George Bernard Shaw

Arts Quotes

All art is but imitation of nature.
– Seneca

I could draw like Raphael by the age of fourteen but it took me a lifetime to draw like a child.
– Pablo Picasso

In everything that can be called art there is a quality of redemption.
– Raymond Chandler

Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
– Marcel Proust

Music is the universal language of mankind – poetry their universal pastime and delight.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Welcome O Life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.
– James Joyce

Short Quotes about Art

The object of art is to give life shape.
– Jean Anouilh

An artist will betray himself by some sort of sincerity.
– G. K. Chesterton

Art is a jealous mistress.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art without life is a poor affair.
– Henry James

Great artists have no country.
– Alfred De Musset

Arts: Aesthetics Quotes

A falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the “pathetic fallacy.”
John Ruskin

Tragedy is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude, effecting through pity and fear the proper purgation of these emotions.

That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The only way of expressing emotion in the form of art is by finding an “objective correlative”; in other words, a set of objects, a situation, a chain of events which shall be the formula of that particular emotion.
T. S. Eliot

Less is more.
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rome

Arts : Drama and Acting Quotes

If a gun is hanging on the wall in the first act, it must fire in the last.
– Anton Chekhov

The play’s the thing. Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.
– Shakespeare

Never meddle with play actors, for they are a favored race.
– Cervantes

Drama is action, sir , action and not confounded philosophy.
– Luigi Pirandello

Hold as ’twere the mirror up to nature.
– Ibid

Arts : Music and Dance Quotes

The heart of the melody can never be put down on paper.
– Pablo Casals

Music, the greatest good that mortals know, and all of heaven we have here below.
– Joseph Addison

Where there’s music, there can be no evil.
– Cervantes

Opera… is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.
– Sir Kenneth Clark

Whether angels play only Bach in praising God, I am not sure. I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart.
– Karl Barth

Arts : Music Quotes

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
Noel Coward

What Passion cannot music raise and quell?
John Dryden

If music be the food when I hear sweet music.

Hell is full of musical amateurs.
George Bernard Shaw

Our Sweetest Songs are those that tell of saddest thoughts.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Arts : Dance Quotes

Dance is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
– Havelock Ellis

Dance is just discovery, discovery, discovery.
– Martha Graham

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
– Ibid

If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.
– Mencius

All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
– Walter Pater

Arts : Painting Quotes

One is never tired of painting, because you have to set down, not what you knew already, but what you have just discovered. There is a continual creation out of nothing going on.
– William Hazlitt

I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
– Joan Miro

A picture is a model of reality.
– Ludwig Wittgenstein

With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.
– Henri Matisse

The painter who draws by practice and judgment of the eye without the use of reason is like the mirror which reproduces within itself all the objects which are set opposite to it without knowledge of the same.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

All art worthy of the name is religious. Be it a creation of lines and colors, if it is not religious, it does not exist. If it is not religious, it is only a matter of documentary art, anecdotal art, which is no longer art.
– Henri Matisse

Arts : Poetry and Poets Quotes

All poets are mad.
– Robert Burton

Poetry does not necessarily have to be beautiful to stick in the depths of our memory.
– Colette

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
– T. S. Eliot

The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.
– Allen Ginsberg

The poetical language of an age should be the current language heightened.
– Gerard Manley Hopkins

To a poet nothing can be useless.
– Samuel Johnson

Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity. it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
– John Keats

The poet is the priest of the invisible.
– Wallace Stevens

To have great poets, there must be great audiences, too.
– Walt Whitman

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.
– William Wordsworth

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