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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

Aristotle

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.

Amy Lowell

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

Albert Einstein

It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet.

Kojiro Tomita

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

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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

The works of art, by being publicly exhibited and offered for sale, are becoming articles of trade, following as such the unreasoning laws of markets and fashion; and public and even private patronage is swayed by their tyrannical influence.

Albert, Prince Consort

Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.

Willa Sibert Cather

The ultimate politeness in art consists of speaking only to those who are able to uncover and measure its relationships. Anything else is symbolic, and symbolism is merely transcendental imagery.

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

Art is a concrete and personal and rather childish thing after all no matter what people do to graft it into science and make it sociological and psychological; it is no good at all unless it is let alone to be itself a game of make-believe, or re-production, very exciting and delightful to people who have an ear for it or an eye for it.

Willa Sibert Cather

For me the purest and truest art in the world is science fiction.

C. J. Cherryh

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