Posts Tagged ‘art’

Quote of the day, Oct. 10

October 10, 2017

Federico Fellini, on film

“I don’t like the idea of ‘understanding’ a film. I don’t believe that rational understanding is an essential element in the reception of any work of art. Either a film has something to say to you or it hasn’t. If you are moved by it, you don’t need it explained to you. If not, no explanation can make you moved by it.”

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Quote of the day, Nov. 21

November 21, 2015

Pablo Picasso, on art

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 15

August 14, 2015

Walt Whitman, on simplicity

“The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.”

Quote of the day, April 13

April 13, 2015

Simone Weil, from Gravity and Grace

“A work of art has an author and yet, when it is perfect, it has something which is anonymous about it.”

Quote of the day, June 28

June 28, 2014

André Malraux, on art (1953)

“Art is a revolt against fate.”

Quote of the day, May 1

May 1, 2014

Ray Bradbury, on art

“While our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 19

February 19, 2014

Phil Ochs, on protest

“It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 19

August 19, 2012

Twyla Tharp, on art

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”

Quote of the day, July 26

July 26, 2012

Edward Degas, on art

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” 

Quote of the day, March 4

March 3, 2012

Joyce Carol Oates, on art

“My belief is that art should not be comforting; for comfort, we have mass entertainment and one another. (more…)