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Slavery discourages arts and manufactures.
Against the dark background of this contemporary civilization of well-being, even the arts tend to mingle, to lose their identity.
When I was 8 years old, I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school.
When I was younger I did karate and martial arts, and I think it's really cool for girls to have those kinds of abilities.
Rather than go to the gym, I would prefer to do martial arts because the time goes by quicker.
Modernism has a reputation for being a forbidding phenomenon: its visual arts disconcertingly non-representational, its literary efforts devoid of the consolations of plot and character - even its films, it's argued, fall well short of that true desideratum: entertainment.
I try to keep the martial arts up. It's a good thing, not just physically but also for your mind.
I knew that I wanted to be an actor; how to go about it was the question. I went to Australia for my studies; from there I told my dad that I also want to do a course in performing arts, but my father refused. So I completed my studies and came back. But I kept poking him, saying that acting is something that I want to do.
My husband and I grew up with parents who supported our passion, and we're grateful to them for that. It really helps you find your identity when you're younger. It helps you become a really well-rounded person, the more you can show from different perspectives. The arts show us empathy, which is so important.
I've been involved in mixed martial arts since 1997 when I first started working for the UFC.
Of what use were the arts if they were only the reproduction and the imitation of life?
Alfred de Vigny
One succeeds in obtaining an equivalent production at a lower price by improving the arts, trades and agriculture and by developing the physical and moral qualities of workers, farmers and craftsmen.
Slowly poetry becomes visual because it paints images, but it is also musical: it unites two arts into one.
As a kid, I was heavily into martial arts and wanted to be the next Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Usually action films have a formula: good guy gets in trouble, his wife dies, friends have problems, so he goes to the mountain, learns martial arts, comes back, and kills the bad guy.
As artists, we must not go down to the level of the masa; we should bring them up, intellectualize our languages, create classics out of our folk arts. We can do this if we are true to our roots and strive for excellence.
F. Sionil Jose
It's the same with visual arts, you have some really cool, wonderful striking images that make you think and then again you have wonderful striking images that just take you away from the existing world for a second. And I like the latter a bit more.
Photography does deal with 'truth' or a kind of superficial reality better than any of the other arts, but it never questions the nature of reality - it simply reproduces reality. And what good is that when the things of real value in life are invisible?
I joined Khalsa College just opposite Don Bosco in class XI, but soon I quit studies and was sent to Bangkok by my father to learn martial arts, as that is the only place we could afford given that I would also work there to support my training.
I try to update my arsenal constantly. Learning different martial arts since childhood. To understand what's out there. To really be in tune.
The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art.
I slept for four years. I didn't study much of anything. I majored in something called communication arts.
Acting, the arts in general, is a magnet for the wounded of society.
In another life, before taking the veil of journalistic purity, I practiced the black arts of a political operative, including 'debate prep.'
Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences, and adorned with much and varied learning; by the help of which a judgment is formed of those works which are the result of other arts.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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