Art and Culture

"A painting is not about an experience. It is an experience."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"I write to reach eternity."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"It is the artist's business to create sunshine when the sun fails."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"An author in his book must be like God in the universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Without Art, we should have no notion of the sacred; without Science, we should always worship false gods."

Rating: 7.56 (Number of Voters: 9)

"The true poet has no choice of material. The material plainly chooses him, not he it."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"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."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen."

Samuel Paterson
Samuel Paterson "Joineriana: or The Book of Scraps"

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Creativity starts with a little touch of insanity and culminates with the highest trust on its beauty,but throughout it maintains the hands of originality, humanity and Almighty."

Rating: 7.11 (Number of Voters: 9)

"Silence is more musical than any song."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us."

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I call architecture frozen music."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When words fail, music speaks."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Art is I; science is we."

Rating: 6.17 (Number of Voters: 12)

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Look at the photo, but paint from life: you're an artist not a camera."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When you are happy, you enjoy the music. But, when you're sad, you understand the lyrics."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A book worth reading is worth buying."

Rating: 8.14 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. It is never a narrowing of the mind or a restriction of the human spirit or the country's spirit."

Rating: 7.14 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth."

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art."

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends, and the most patient of teachers."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 8)

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Drawing is putting a line around an idea."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Aphorism - a grain of wisdom in the shell of words."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Aphorism is a phrase that, after removal of context, retains all its meaning, and even gaining a new one."

Rating: 8.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"I hate writing. But I love having written."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath."

F. Scott Fitzgerald (letter to his daughter Frances)
F. Scott Fitzgerald (letter to his daughter Frances)

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Great artists do not copy what they see, but what they desire."

Théophile Gautier
Théophile Gautier "The Golden Fleece"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise."

Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon "Memoirs of My Life"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life.... The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)