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The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening
in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
- Hendrik Willem Van Loon

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Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.
- Henry Miller

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
- Albert Einstein

 

Let us seek to invoke the wonders of science ...
explore the stars, conquer the deserts,
eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths,
and encourage the arts and commerce.
- John F. Kennedy

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
- Tom Wolfe

Technology is a gift of God.
After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts.
It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
- Freeman Dyson

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I write because I write - as anyone in the arts does.
You're a painter because you feel you have no choice but to paint.
You're a writer because this is what you do.
- Richard Price

Music had been my first love among the arts,
and I was fascinated by it, as I still am.
- Harry Mathews

Lillian Gish thought that there should be a cabinet
position for the arts and I think she was right.
I think she was right.
- Fay Wray

Unlike productions in the other arts,
all television shows are born to destroy two other shows.
- Les Brown

I am not a specialist but a general practitioner in the world of the arts.
- Theodore Bikel

In the arts the way in which an idea is rendered,
and the manner in which it is expressed,
is much more important than the idea itself.
- Jacques-Louis David

I had a liberal arts education at Amherst College where I had two majors,
mathematics and philosophy.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

No nation as young as America can be expected to become
immediately a power in the arts.
- John Philip Sousa

To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art -
that is,
intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite,
expressed by every means available to the arts.
- Charles Baudelaire

I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won.
I found that while the camera does not express the soul,
perhaps a photograph can!
- Ansel Adams

At the School of Visual Arts in New York,
you can get your degree in Net art, which is really
a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.
- Laurie Anderson

I also won one from the emperor of Japan,
with a prize for the arts.
That's important.
- Marcel Carne

I found that it wasn't so oddball to like music and poetry and visual arts,
they're kindred spirits.
- J. Carter Brown

I don't think they should regulate the music field.
I don't see how they can regulate the arts.
- Gordon Lightfoot

Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic
example of that person in the arts with lots of brains
and drive but little taste or talent.
- Gloria Swanson

When you have a background in combat sports,
people think you're this martial arts expert,
but really I'm just a guy who is able to do certain
things without making a mess of himself.
- Rick Yune

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I was a liberal arts junkie and I figured,
well, I'll go work for somebody somewhere.
All I knew was that I was going to have to come home and figure it out.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting,
something connected to the fine arts.
- Catherine Deneuve

If the (British) Arts Council give you money,
they also tell you how to spend it.
- Neville Marriner

I'm a sworn enemy of convention.
I despise the conventional in anything,
even the arts.
- Hedy Lamarr

I went to the High School for Performing Arts,
and to Howard University on a talent scholarship.
- Anthony Anderson

I deplore the loss of arts on BBC One and Two.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

I'm a liberal arts junkie.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to
serve the desire humans have for a moment -
this very moment -
to stay.
- Sam Abell

I wanted to go to a liberal arts college,
I wanted to have that experience.
- Mandy Patinkin

But the one thing you should.
not do is to suppose that when something is wrong with the arts,
it is wrong with the arts ONLY.
- Ezra Pound

To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together,
join hands and celebrate all the arts.
- Franco Zeffirelli

The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement,
in the overwhelming virtue of diversity,
these were our religion.
My parents worshipped those ideals.
- Jonathan Lethem

For many years, the government of Canada has massively
supported orchestras and the arts in general.
- Lara St.
John

For me it's the instrument.
If I want to think of a flute and the state of the arts I hear a vibrato;
I don't know what a flute is unless the person plays it for me.
- Morton Feldman

Of all the arts in which the wise excel,
nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
- Andre Breton

For one year I did go to Performing Arts School,
and I had very weird friends.
- Christina Milian

Journalism students need to understand it and need
a solid background in the liberal arts,
in sociology, economics, literature and language,
because they won't get it later on.
- Harrison Salisbury

My fiction has been influenced by the visual arts,
though not in obvious ways, it seems to me.
I don't offer tremendous amounts of visual information in my work.
- Jonathan Lethem

Evidently the arts, all the visual arts,
are becoming more democratic in the worst sense of the word.
- Eugenio Montale

Of all the arts, music is really the most abstract.
- Leo Ornstein

I endured many weeks of it, but I had a big background
in martial arts and fighting as a kid,
so kind of all the problems got brushed away and I was ready.
- Jason Statham

I don't think I'm in any position to call myself a martial artist.
I'm a student of the martial arts.
- Lou Reed

I don't know about liberal bias, but people of a liberal
mentality are probably attracted in greater numbers
to the arts than people of a conservative mentality.
- Sydney Pollack

All the arts in America are a gigantic racket run by
unscrupulous men for unhealthy women.
- Thomas Beecham

Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead:
therefore we must learn both arts.
- Thomas Carlyle

I was at college doing performing arts,
and just spending all my time mucking about,
and the lecturers thought I would be pretty good at stand-up,
so I gave it a whirl.
- Allan Carr

I'm a martial arts buff, so anything martial arts.
- Noah Hathaway

Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish.
- Francois Rabelais

I went to a private arts school.
We had to wear cloaks.
- Claire Forlani

In the nineteenth century the more grandiose word inspiration
began to replace the word idea in the arts.
- Lukas Foss

This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts
has been like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.
- Norm Dicks

The novel moves like all the arts.
It's transforming itself all the time.
- Nathalie Sarraute

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking,
unskilled in the arts of composition,
I resolved to write a book.
- Edward Gibbon

One has complexes.
One has the art complex.
One goes to the School of Fine Arts and catches the complexes.
- Jean Tinguely

The innovative spirit was America's strongest attribute,
transforming everything into a brave new world,
but there lingered an insecurity about the arts.
- Arthur Erickson

Bruce Lee was very famous.
I watched his movies and he is amazing.
He is a martial arts master, his philosophy,
his movement, both physically and mentally,
were very strong.
- Jet Li

The hardest of all the arts to speak of is music,
because music has no meaning to speak of.
- Ned Rorem

Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts
humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.
- Ovid

My dad was dean of fine arts at the university.
I was casting bronzes in the school foundry.
I was using the university as a playground.
- Maya Lin

I won't undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.
- Francois Rabelais

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.
- Franz Liszt

I was exposed to the arts, but there was no one in
my family who was an artist.
- Marisa Tomei

As an artist I have an even more abiding interest in
the compact between the Arts and Government.
- Theodore Bikel

I see a resurgence of interest in poetry.
I am less optimistic about the prospects for the arts
when it comes to federal funding.
- Rita Dove

Any new producer starting up is to get investors' confidence.
Investors are still very very wary of anything to do with the arts world.
- Ann Macbeth

Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out
from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.
- Mason Cooley


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