Art lies by its own artifice.
Art seduces, but does not exploit.
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.
If you are going to break a Law of Art, make the crime interesting.
Rules and models destroy genius and art.
Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.
Art and science have their meeting point in method.
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you do because you feel something inside.
I don't like to say I have given my life to art. I prefer to say art has given me my life.
Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
The true art of government consists in not governing too much.
Thought is more important than art. . . . To revere art and have no understanding of the process that forces it into existence, is finally not even to understand what art is.
Imagination equals nostalgia for the past, the absent; it is the liquid solution in which art develops the snapshot of reality.
Being a musician is one of the more valid art forms.
Good art however "immoral" is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise.
It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested in art, or his art, or the artist part of him, than in him. After which let them take tea together three times a week.
Being an artist is dragging your innermost feelings out, giving a piece of yourself, no matter in which art form, in which medium.
I do like to write nasty songs. It's a useful weapon to have, and it's cathartic as well, because I create art out of anger, something positive out of something negative.
Music is an art that expresses the inexpressible. It rises far above what words can mean or the intelligence define. Its domain is the imponderable and impalpable land of the unconscious.
The art of being a woman can never consist of being a bad imitation of a man.
I think that is what film and art and music do; they can work as a map of sorts for your feelings.
What is saved in the cinema when it achieves art is a spontaneous continuity with all mankind. It is not an art of the princes or the bourgeoisie. It is popular and vagrant. In the sky of the cinema people learn what they might have been and discover what belongs to them apart from their single lives.