The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
I'd like to introduce someone who has just come into my life. I've admired him for 35 years. He's someone who represents integrity, honesty, art, and on top of that stuff I'm actually sleeping with him.
If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.
I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.
Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.
Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums.
Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it.
Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.
The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
There are a thousand forms of evil; there will be a thousand remedies.
To go to the world below, having a soul which is like a vessel full of injustice, is the last and worst of all the evils.
I was very interested in art and art history. I probably would have pursued that somehow - working in a gallery or an auction house.
The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve.
What a beautiful art, but what a wretched profession.
The worst evil is - and that's the product of censorship - is the self-censorship, because that twists spines, that destroys my character because I have to think something else and say something else, I have to always control myself.
Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.
Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John.
Translation is the art of failure.
The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.