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I love comedy. That's what got me into the arts. I don't even know how to categorize myself anymore.
Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.
The Left is doing to America what it has done to almost everything it has deeply influenced - the arts, the university, religion, culture, minorities, Europe: ruining it.
One mustn't always believe that feeling is everything. In the arts, it is nothing without form.
The art of dancing stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they unite.
Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts.
Even more importantly, it's wine, food and the arts. Incorporating those three enhances the quality of life.
But for the children of the poorest people we're stripping the curriculum, removing the arts and music, and drilling the children into useful labor. We're not valuing a child for the time in which she actually is a child.
The arts have only ever interested a small minority of people, which acted as a kind of nursery to support artists.
Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish.
It is not true that I oppose government funding of the arts.
What liberals mean by 'goose-stepping' or 'ethnic cleansing' is generally something along the lines of 'eliminating taxpayer funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.' But they can't say that, or people would realize they're crazy.
Because most of my career in the classroom has been at art schools (beginning at Bennington in the 1970s), I am hyper-aware of the often grotesque disconnect between commentary on the arts and the actual practice or production of the arts.
Awards for arts, where you make comparisons, don't make much sense.
The arts don't exist in isolation.
I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts.
To realize life in the abstract as noble or beautiful or humane, to set it forth so with radiance upon it, that is civilization in the arts. Shakespeare is the chief modern example of this supreme faculty of mankind.
George Edward Woodberry
Cheerfully fessing up to our failures turns crazy mind off, humility and compassion on. I learned this in a karate dojo that had a strange tradition. Everyone there loved recounting failure stories, and after an evening of smacking one another, we'd sit and have a beer while the students swapped tales of martial arts disaster.
When I went to university, I was a philosophy major, but because I'm not very bright I chose to study philosophy at a performing arts school, maybe because the philosophy program there wasn't too rigorous or challenging.
I don't consider myself an artist necessarily, but craftsmen or people in the arts, their spiritualism is sort of when you're writing well or performing well or doing whatever you do well, there's an element of that that's either God-given, a talent that you're not necessarily responsible for.
I adored my mother, and I will always have extraordinary memories about her and remember her, and she opened the doors for me to appreciate arts.
Whenever I am sent a new book on the lively arts, the first thing I do is look for myself in the index.
My mother was a high school arts teacher, so I was always surrounded by the arts.
I think the problem with the arts in America is how unimportant it seems to be in our educational system.
Storage problems make neon signs the most ephemeral of commercial arts.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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