No Fear, No Hesitation, No Surprise, No Doubt— Miyamoto Musashi
Famous Artful quotations
Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused.
Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
Fighting is a sport; if you're not humble it's going to bring humbleness to you.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist
Remember this practical piece of advice: Never come into the theatre with mud on your feet. Leave your dust and dirt outside. Check your little worries, squabbles, petty difficulties with your outside clothing -- all the things that ruin your life and draw your attention away from your art -- at the door.
The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.
Authentic marketing is not the art of selling what you make but knowing what to make. It is the art of identifying and understanding customer needs and creating solutions that deliver satisfaction to the customers, profits to the producers and benefits for the stakeholders.
A man cannot understand the art he is studying if he only looks for the end result without taking the time to delve deeply into the reasoning of the study.
Bodybuilding is an art, your body is the canvas, weights are your brush and nutrition is your paint. We all have the ability to turn a self portrait into a masterpiece.
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
Be kind to others, so that you may learn the secret art of being kind to yourself.
Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I don't need the money, dear. I work for art.
The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
Those who are skilled in combat do notbecome angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win.
A window covered with raindrops interests me more than a photograph of a famous person.
Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.
People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
Remember, success is a journey not a destination. Have faith in your ability. You will do just fine.
The ideal in Martial Arts is humanitarianism. Accomplishment uses diligence as a goal.
Remember this practical piece of advice: Never come into the theatre with mud on your feet. Leave your dust and dirt outside. Check your little worries, squabbles, petty difficulties with your outside clothing - all the things that ruin your life and draw your attention away from your art - at the door.
The true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be useful at any time, and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things.
The life of a designer is a life of fight.
Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.
How many undervalue the power of simplicity ! But it is the real key to the heart.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics in the twentieth century.
To be an artist, one must . . . never shirk from the truth as he understands it, never withdraw from life
The arts are essential to any complete national life.
The State owes it to itself to sustain and encourage them. [...] Ill fares the race which fails to salute the arts with the reverence and delight which are their due.
To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.