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Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.
~ Anthony Burgess

 

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Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
~ Paul Gauguin

 

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Art is good when it springs from necessity. This kind of origin is the guarantee of its value; there is no other.
~ Neal Cassady

 

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Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
~ William Morris

 

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Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
~ George Sand

 

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Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?
~ Nadine Gordimer

 

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Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself.
~ Henry Miller

 

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Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
~ Kenneth Tynan

 

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

 

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Art is science made clear.
~ Jean Cocteau

 

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Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word.
~ Eric Gill

 

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Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that's hard for a puritan to understand.
~ Gunther Grass

 

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Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

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Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
~ Iris Murdoch

 

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Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.
~ James Joyce

 

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Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
~ Alfred North Whitehead

 

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Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.
~ Jean Dubuffet

 

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Art is the objectification of feeling.
~ Suzanne K. Langer

 

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