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Without music, life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Individuality of expression is the beginning and end of all art.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If the world were clear, art would not exist.
Albert Camus

Poets know how useful passion is for publication. Nowadays a broken heart will run to many
editions.
Oscar Wilde

Music can save people, but it can't in the commercial way it's being used. It's just too much.
It's pollution.
Bob Dylan

Art is a partnership not only between those who are living but between those who are dead
and those who are yet to be born.
Edmund Burke

I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to
love people.
Vincent Van Gogh

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward
significance.
Aristotle

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Thomas Merton

Poetry is the deification of reality.
Edith Sitwell

The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence
of the work he produces.
Thomas Aquinas

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is
propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
Rita Mae Brown

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and
it is above and beyond all words.
Robert G. Ingersoll

Remember Mozart: true genius resides in simplicity.
Mark Fisher

Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word.
Eric Gill

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be at peace
with himself. What a man can be, he must be.
Abraham Maslo

The artist is the antenna of the race.
Ezra Pound

Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.
Muriel Rukeyser

The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.
James Baldwin

All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
John Stuart Mill

I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and
how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The
way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food
you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.
Helena Bonham Carter

No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time. It is just that others are behind the time.
Martha Graham

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Every good painter paints what he is.
Jackson Pollack

If apple is the language of the future, then art must be the core.
Elliot Eisner

Art is a passion or it is nothing.
Robert Fry

I hate flowers. I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.
Georgia O'Keefe

Art is the demonstration that the ordinary is extraordinary.
Amedee Ozenfant

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Berthold Auerbach

The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. It is the same,
I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them we
may forget altogether to live them.
Alan B. Watts

White. A blank page or canvas. So many possibilities.
Stephen Sondheim

Precision is not reality.
Henri Matisse

If I cannot overwhelm with my quality, I will overwhelm with my quantity.
Emile Zola

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