Quotes and Sayings about Quotes and Sayings about Art

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.

Ludwig Erhard

Wushu is a move in Chinese, a physical move. An attack. Wushu is like an art.

Jet Li

I choose films for their artistic value. I don't need a mansion or a Jaguar. When I leave this Earth, I won't take any money with me. All I will leave behind will be my art.

Brad Renfro

I was very much into buying contemporary art, but I've just decided I want to get rid of it all. Not that it's not great art, but all of a sudden my mood has changed, and I want to go back to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters.

Sylvester Stallone

Alchemy is the art of far and near, and I think poetry is alchemy in that way. It's delightful to distort size, to see something that's tiny as though it were vast.

Robert Morgan

I did this Super-8 film at art school called 'Tissues,' this black comedy about a family whose father has been arrested for child molestation. I was absolutely thrilled by every inch of it, and would throw my projector in the back of my car and show it to anybody who would watch it.

Jane Campion

Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.

Joseph Conrad

The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.

Louise Brooks

The idea of avant-garde art is a very suspicious thing to me, the idea that poetry is new and it keeps being new the way Chevrolets every year are new.

Robert Morgan

Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.

Ben Okri

Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.

Joseph Conrad

Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis.

Karl Kraus

When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.

Miguel de Cervantes

My first love is art, and I see a lot of things in an artistic way.

Robert Carlyle

Rock isn't art, it's the way ordinary people talk.

Billy Idol

In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event.

Theodore Bikel

Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.

Miguel de Cervantes

Book-jacket design may become a lost art, like album-cover design, without which late-20th-century iconography would have been pauperized.

James Wolcott

I love to collect modern art.

Maria Sharapova

Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.

Malcolm De Chazal

For nine years I worked to change what was hairdressing then into a geometric art form with color, perm without setting which had never been done before.

Vidal Sassoon

There was a big drive when I was at art school to make you aware of the economy of meaning - after all, this was still during the tail end of minimalism. Being responsible for everything you put in your picture, and being able to defend it. Keeping everything clear around you so you know what is operating. To open the wound and keep it clean.

Jane Campion

The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art.

Paul Klee

What is art but a way of seeing?

Saul Bellow

I was the hero of the young insurgent working class art movement.

Elia Kazan