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Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary.

Tags: Him, Learned  ✍ Author: William Adams

I think that music and art and film, at their best, can connect with something that is eternal in human beings, that might not have so many labels on it, something that's ultimately universal and that may just be a feeling.

Tags: Best, Music  ✍ Author: Tunde Adebimpe

The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.

Tags: Knowing, Politics  ✍ Author: Konrad Adenauer

The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.

Tags: Experience, Power  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

Tags: Life, Soul  ✍ Author: Stella Adler

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.

Tags: Order, Today  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.

Tags: Domination, Folk  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.

Tags: Crime, Work  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.

Tags: Lie, Truth  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.

Tags: Realm, Survive  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

From being at art college, I've always hated people that have the gall to think that they're being incredibly different when they're doing something in a very acceptable way, something safe that they've seen someone else doing.

Tags: Else, Someone  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

I don't think there is such a thing as being too raunchy when it comes to the art form of burlesque.

Tags: Burlesque  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums.

Tags: History, Love  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

There was certainly less profanity in the Godfather than in the Sopranos. There was a kind of respect. It's not that I totally agreed with it, but it was a great piece of art.

Tags: Great, Respect  ✍ Author: Danny Aiello

You don't take a photograph, you make it.

Tags: Photograph  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.

Tags: Communication, Creative  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

Tags: Image, Worse  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.

Tags: Everybody, Paintings  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

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.

Tags: God, Nature  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Nature is the art of God.

Tags: God, Nature  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.

Tags: Bad, Life  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

The knowledge of God is the cause of things. For the knowledge of God is to all creatures what the knowledge of the artificer is to things made by his art.

Tags: God, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

Tags: Lies, Taught  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

Tags: Lies, Taught  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.

Tags: Good, Thought  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou
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Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

Tags: Children, Life  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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

Tags: Aim, Appearance  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Tags: Rather, Training  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.

Tags: Empty, Full  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.

Tags: Angry, Life  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

Tags: Life, Living  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.

Tags: Artist, Greatest  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

Tags: Experience, Science  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Tags: Knowledge, Teacher  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

Tags: Creative, True  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

Tags: Friendship, Philosophy  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

Tags: Truth, Try  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

Tags: Him, Society  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.

Tags: Ignorance, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.

Tags: Step, Toward  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.

Tags: Acceptance, Someone  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

Tags: Unique, Work  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

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

Tags: Artist, Great  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

Tags: Intense, Known  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.

Tags: Greatest, Human  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.

Tags: Far, Life  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.

Tags: Perfection, Realise  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

All art is quite useless.

Tags: Quite, Useless  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.

Tags: Great, Work  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.

Tags: Admire, Schools  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying.

Tags: Duty, Old  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Tags: Fall, Friendship  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.

Tags: Face, Mind  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

Tags: Innovation, Sheep  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.

Tags: Fashion, Living  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.

Tags: Good, Life  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Technique! The very word is like a shriek of outraged Art. It is the idiot name given to effort by those who are too weak, too weary, or too dull to play the game. The mighty have no theory of technique.

Tags: Game, Idiot  ✍ Author: Leonard Bacon

I love putting the music together. It's like art.

Tags: Love, Music  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

I'll dabble here and there in different forms of the art, but the label has me locked down like a slave so, of course, I'll be doing albums during this time.

Tags: Here, Time  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

I'm free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don't try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don't compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that.

Tags: Hurt, Respect  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

Anything that had to do with art I been doing all my life. It was a gift. It's nothing I work real hard at doing.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen.

Tags: Best, History  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

And I know I'm supposed to feel guilty for wanting people to buy my books... and books in general? Novels and poetry, they belong to the realm of art. How dirty of us to try to hawk art! But, after a decade of hand-wringing and apologies, I can't quite muster the guilt anymore.

Tags: After, Poetry  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

I always think I know the way a novel will go. I write maps on oversized art pads like the kind I carried around in college when I was earnest about drawing. I need to have some idea of the shape of the novel, where its headed, so that I can proceed with confidence. But the truth is my characters start doing and saying things I don't expect.

Tags: Confidence, Truth  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name.

Tags: Compromise, Theatre  ✍ Author: Enid Bagnold

It's only a few nutcases who do art for themselves, like Van Gogh.

Tags: Few, Themselves  ✍ Author: David Bailey

The only thing approaching art in a movie is the script.

Tags: Movie, Script  ✍ Author: David Bailey

The only thing they can't teach you at art school is art.

Tags: School, Teach  ✍ Author: David Bailey

Fashion often starts off beautiful and becomes ugly, whereas art starts off ugly sometimes and becomes beautiful.

Tags: Beautiful, Fashion  ✍ Author: David Bailey

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.

Tags: Last, Step  ✍ Author: Philip James Bailey

Art is man's nature; nature is God's art.

Tags: God, Nature  ✍ Author: Philip James Bailey

We have long possessed the art of war and the science of war, which have been evolved in the minutest detail.

Tags: Science, War  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

Animation is tremendously resilient. Animation will recover, as art always recovers. There's always cycles of good art.

Tags: Animation, Good  ✍ Author: Ralph Bakshi

Cartooning at its best is a fine art. I'm a cartoonist who works in the medium of animation, which also allows me to paint my cartoons.

Tags: Best, Fine  ✍ Author: Ralph Bakshi

I don't think anyone has a right to possess anything he doesn't love - art or anything else.

Tags: Else, Love  ✍ Author: Billy Baldwin

Art is something to be proud of. Art is no compromise.

Tags: Compromise, Proud  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.

Tags: Learned, Reading  ✍ Author: Arthur Balfour

The surrealists, and the modern movement in painting as a whole, seemed to offer a key to the strange postwar world with its threat of nuclear war. The dislocations and ambiguities, in cubism and abstract art as well as the surrealists, reminded me of my childhood in Shanghai.

Tags: Strange, War  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

I refuse to confide and don't like it when people write about art.

Tags: Refuse, Write  ✍ Author: Balthus

The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.

Tags: Motherhood, Silent  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

Tags: History, Religion  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

What is art? Nature concentrated.

Tags: Nature  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.

Tags: Eye, Hand  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.

Tags: History, Religion  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

I always feel that art in general and acting in particular should make the audience a little uncomfortable, to slap them and wake them up.

Tags: Acting, General  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

We at BMW do not build cars as consumer objects, just to drive from A to B. We build mobile works of art.

Tags: Cars, Works  ✍ Author: Chris Bangle

The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.

Tags: Mistake, Serious  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

But really, it was reading that led me to writing. And in particular, reading the American classics like Twain who taught me at an early age that ordinary lives of ordinary people can be made into high art.

Tags: Age, Writing  ✍ Author: Russell Banks

Smiles come naturally to me, but I started thinking of them as an art form at my command. I studied all the time. I looked at magazines, I'd practice in front of the mirror and I'd ask photographers about the best angles. I can now pull out a smile at will.

Tags: Best, Time  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

Tags: Happiness, Power  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.

Tags: Against, Sickness  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

Tags: Nature, Soul  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.

Tags: Picture, Sun  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.

Tags: Gift, Making  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.

Tags: Painting, Weather  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.

Tags: Human, Thinking  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.

Tags: Good, Science  ✍ Author: William Blake

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.

Tags: Death, Life  ✍ Author: William Blake

Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.

Tags: Beauty, Exist  ✍ Author: William Blake

The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.

Tags: Foundation, Science  ✍ Author: William Blake

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