Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.
The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.
Criticism really used to hurt me. Most of these critics are usually frustrated artists, and they criticise other people's art because they can't do it themselves. It's a really disgusting job. They must feel horrible inside.
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
That's the joy of art - it should be dangerous and challenging but it's just art - it's safe.
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.
The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all.
Politics is the art of the next best.
All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
Inside you there's an artist you don't know about. He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight.
Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things.
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 position of the artist if humble. He is essentially a channel.
The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
Is art really the priesthood that demands the pure in heart who belong to it wholly?
Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit.
In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.