Quotes about Art

Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system. I have never known a man who died from over work, but many who died from doubt.

Charles Horace Mayo

The heart ran o'er With silent worship of the great of old!-- The dead, but sceptred sovereigns, who still rule Our spirits from their urns.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

A pilot's part in calms cannot be spy'd, In dangerous times true worth is only tri'd.

William Alexander, Earl of Stirling

They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, and tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

Francis Beaumont and John Bible

O, how thy worth with manners may I sing When thou art all the better part of me? What can mine own praise to mine own self bring, And what is't but mine own when I praise thee?

William Shakespeare

What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? The hearts bleed longest, and but heal to wear That which disfigures it.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes.

Theodor Reik

Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.

Samuel Johnson

To write beautifully, is to inscribe thoughts on paper in a flowing, imaginative way. With aspirations to intrigue and inform; its truly an art on paper, filled with emotion and thought in a smooth aesthetically brilliant way...

Paul Acquasanta

Detective stories are the art-for-art's sake of yawning Philistinism.

V. S. Pritchett

In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.

Freda Adler

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

Don Marquis

Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf, Witch's mummy, maw and gulf Of the ravined salt-sea shark, Root of hemlock digged i' th' dark, Liver of blaspheming Jew, Gall of goat, and slips of yew Slivered in the moon's eclipse, Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips, Finger of birth-strangled babe Ditch-delivered by a drab Make the gruel thick and slab. Add there to a tiger's chaudron For th' ingredience of our cauldron.

William Shakespeare

Be it a weakness, it deserves some praise, We love the play-place of our early days; The scene is touching, and the heart is stone, That feels not at that sight, and feels at none.

William Cowper

A strange, glazed expression came into his eyes and he staggered around the cabin looking for all the world like a zombie unwilling to take part in an experiment in advanced necromancy.

John E. Muller

HIPPOGRIFF, n. An animal (now extinct) which was half horse and half griffin. The griffin was a compound creature, half lion and half eagle. The hippogriff was, therefore, only one quarter eagle, which is $2.50 in gold. Zoology is full of surprises.

Ambrose Bierce

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