In fact, sensations of pleasure and pain, however faint they may be, really constitute an essential part of the content of all so-called emotions.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
When looking at any significant work of art, remember that a more significant one probably has had to be sacrificed.
Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.
The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.
Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering into the real sense of things.
Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.
Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.
To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can't eat it.
Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things.
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.
My parents were working in a hospital in Memphis. But I didn't live there for any length of time that I remember. The first thing I remember is the town in Mississippi that I live in now, Charleston.
The real art of conducting consists in transitions.
The character of instrumental music... lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations.
Then their imagination could work wonders upon wonders and invoke the shades of the philosophers, who would instruct them in their art.
I never quite understood these actors - though I envy them sometimes - who can lie out for a year or two. I feel as though time is a real pressing issue, and I want to get as much work done in the time that I have left.
Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
It's definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it's also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don't know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are.
All methods of meditation are nothing but methods to help you to remember the art of let-go. I say remember, because you knew it already. And you know it still, but that knowledge is being repressed by the society.
Work can be hard sometimes - acting - the arts can be hard sometimes in that way - hard to give yourself that inspiration if you don't have a job.
Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism.
I don't think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today. But it's certainly worth a try.
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
Whenever I arrive on a real location, I have to move around and work out what the best angles are going to be. When I was moving around with the lens, I discovered things that the naked eye would not have.