Quotes about art
Titania: Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful.
The art of writing is the art of knowing what to leave out.
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
The role of art is to make a world which can be inhabited.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone... The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
The first assumption of an art critic is that the artist meant to paint something else.
Chris: Benny, your life's just too boring. Great art needs drama. You have to suffer.
Klara: That's just a cliché.
Charles: On what submissive message art thou sent?
Lucy: Submission, Dauphin! 'tis a mere French word;
We English warriors wot not what it means.
Were art to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness. The symbol of art is seen again in the magic flute of the Great God Pan which makes the young goats frisk at the edge of the grove. All modern art begins to appear comprehensible and in a way great when it is interpreted as an attempt to instill youthfulness into an ancient world.
Malvolio: I am not mad, Sir Topas. I say to you this house is dark.
Fool: Madman, thou errest. I say, there is no darkness but ignorance, in which thou art more puzzled than the Egyptians in their fog.
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