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It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.
If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
John W. Gardner
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.
Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.
Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'
Edgar Allan Poe
When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.
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