I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.
Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.
Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.
Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.
Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.
Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
No matter how much we scorn it, kitsch is an integral part of the human condition.
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
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.
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
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.
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 human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
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.
Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
Art is not an end in itself, but a means of addressing humanity.
All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.