What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
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.
Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.
I regard it as a waste of time to think only of selling: one forgets one's art and exaggerates one's value.
In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.
I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
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.
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.
We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.
I would prefer to have a more appealing job. If I could still change careers, I would prefer it. This unfortunate art is made for long beards and ugly faces rather than for a relatively well-endowed woman.
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'
What you have now is a Hollywood that is pure poison. Hollywood was a central place in the history of art in the 20th century: it was human idealism preserved. And then, like any great place, it collapsed, and it collapsed into the most awful machinery in the world. Why don't I see a Frank Capra today? Because people aren't like this anymore? People haven't changed that much in 60 years.
The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide.
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.
What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind.