Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy quotes
Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes.
Kahlil Gibran quotes
There did Zakariya pray to his Lord; he said: My Lord! grant me from Thee good offspring; surely Thou art the Hearer of prayer. (The Family of Imran 3.38)
Art can only be truly art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.
Margaret Fuller quotes
The individual, the great artist when he comes, uses everything that has been discovered or known about his art up to that point, being able to accept or reject in a time so short it seems that the knowledge was born with him, rather than that he takes instantly what it takes the ordinary man a lifetime to know, and then the great artist goes beyond what has been done or known and makes something of his own.
Ernest Hemingway quotes
The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
Thomas Wolfe quotes
I feel I cannot touch humanity, even in thought, it is abhorrent to me. But a work of art is an act of faith, as Michael Angelo says, and one goes on writing, to the unseen witnesses.
D.H. Lawrence quotes
To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.
Samuel Johnson quotes
All art is but imitation of nature.
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.
Dante Alighieri quotes