Art Quotes

Art is the triumph over chaos.

John Cheever

All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

A film is a petrified fountain of thought.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents.

Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine

Let each man exercise the art he knows.

Aristophanes

California's like an artificial limb the rest of the country doesn't really need. You can quote me.

Saul Bellow

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.

Willa Sibert Cather

The fine arts once divorcing themselves from truth are quite certain to fall mad, if they do not die.

Thomas Carlyle

Art is science made clear.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

The ear disapproves but tolerates certain musical pieces; transfer them into the domain of our nose, and we will be forced to flee.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Not the poem which we have read, but that to which we return, with the greatest pleasure, possesses the genuine power, and claims the name of essential poetry.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I believe in the time when we shall be able to create works of art in the Theatre without the use of the written play, without the use of actors.

Edward Gordon Craig

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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