Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
If thou art able, O stranger, to find out all these things and gather them together in your mind, giving all the relations,thou shalt depart crowned with glory and knowing that thou hast been adjudged perfect in this species of wisdom.
All Nature is but Art, unknown to thee; All Chance, Direction, which thou canst not see.
When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.
I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.
The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
When looking at any significant work of art, remember that a more significant one probably has had to be sacrificed.
Then their imagination could work wonders upon wonders and invoke the shades of the philosophers, who would instruct them in their art.
But now science, spurred on by its powerful delusion, hurtles inexorably towards its limits where the optimism hidden in the essence of logic founders. For the periphery of the circle of science has an infinite number of points and while there is no telling yet how the circle could ever be fully surveyed,the noble and gifted man, before he has reached the middle of his life, still inevitably encounters such peripheral limit points andfinds himself staring into an impenetrable darkness. If he at that moment sees to his horror how in these limits logic coils arounditself and finally bites its own tail - then the new form of knowledge breaks through, tragic knowledge, which in order to be tolerated,needs art as a protection and remedy.
One man cannot practice many arts with success.
There hasn't been any art yet. Art is just beginning.
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.
Let's put it this way: art house theaters are vanishing. They have almost disappeared completely, and that means there's a shift in what audiences want to see. And they have to be aware of that and be realistic. It's as simple as that.
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization.
When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it.