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.
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.
Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art.
The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
My art and profession is to live.
The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.
There hasn't been any art yet. Art is just beginning.
I think the most important thing for an artist is to not worry about what anybody else thinks. You just have to do what comes from your heart and your being and put it out there-that's true in any of the arts.
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that's becoming like a lost art in American cinema.
The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality.
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota.
I would love to spend all my time writing to you; I'd love to share with you all that goes through my mind, all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul; phantoms of art, dreams that would be so beautiful if they could come true.
Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing.
Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas!
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.
To give style to one's character - a great and rare art! He exercises it who surveys all that his nature presents in strength and weakness and then moulds it to an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason, and even the weaknesses delight the eye.
Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I'm paid to tell elaborate lies.
It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.
One bites into the brass mouthpiece of his wooden cudgel, and the other blows his cheeks out on a French horn. Do you call that Art?
People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience.
Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.