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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.
Remove idleness from the world and soon the arts of Cupid would perish.
I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts.
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.
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.
An arts degree is like a diploma in origami. And about as much use.
J. G. Ballard
The arts don't exist in isolation.
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.
My mother was a high school arts teacher, so I was always surrounded by the arts.
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.
The great thing about the arts, and especially popular music, is that it really does cut across genres and races and classes.
Storage problems make neon signs the most ephemeral of commercial arts.
I think the problem with the arts in America is how unimportant it seems to be in our educational system.
Mixed martial arts was invented by Brazilians, whose families had been trained by the Japanese. Those Brazilians came to the U.S., where their invention was bought out, gussied up and presented to the world, which found it good.
In various fields, such as science, technology, sports, business and the arts, immigrants enrich our culture every single day.
Charles B. Rangel
British innovation in design, in the creative arts, in engineering and manufacturing is world class.
I don't think any particular painters have inspired me, except in a general sense. It was more a matter of corroboration. The visual arts, from Manet onwards, seemed far more open to change and experiment than the novel, though that's only partly the fault of the writers. There's something about the novel that resists innovation.
J. G. Ballard
I'm one of the strongest advocates for the arts you'll ever find!
Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation's support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival?
That's why I ended up going to Lancaster University, because they had a visual arts course, and in the first year it was like a broad visual arts course in sculpture, painting, graphics - all of that.
I went to Cal Arts and AFI, and I worked on 'Bonfire Of The Vanities.' I got this grant from the Academy to be Brian De Palma's apprentice director. And it was such a harrowing, disillusioning, awful experience.
Funding for sports (and the arts) are often the first things facing the chop in difficult times.
Arts is just as important as military defense, you know? Emotional defense is just as important.
I wanted to go to a liberal arts college, I wanted to have that experience.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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