Art and Culture

"Love and art do not embrace what is beautiful but what is made beautiful by this embrace."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted."

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley "A Defence of Poetry"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The parody is the last refuge of the frustrated writer."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Dancing: The vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"And killing time is perhaps the essence of comedy, just as the essence of tragedy is killing eternity."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God manifests himself to us in the first degree through the life of the universe, and in the second degree through the thought of man. The second manifestation is not less holy than the first. The first is named Nature, the second is named Art."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When you listen to Mozart, the silence that follows is still Mozart."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read."

Rating: 7.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The writer is the engineer of the human soul."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"When words leave off, music begins."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An artist is a creature driven by demons. He don't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to remain silent."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The wastebasket is a writer's best friend."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A great portrait is always more a portrait of the painter than of the painted. "

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An artist will betray himself by some sort of sincerity."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton "The Dagger with Wings"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The central idea of poetry is the idea of guessing right, like a child."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton "The Victorian Age in Literature"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Music fills the infinite between two souls."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I don't invent characters because the Almightly has already invented millions. Just like experts at fingerprints do not create fingerprints but learn how to read them."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purpose through him."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Of all lies, art is the least untrue."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Paradox is the poisonous flower of quietism, the iridescent surface of the rotting mind, the greatest depravity of all."

Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann "The Magic Mountain"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Classic - something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A book is a mirror: If an ape peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)