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Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.

Bruce Lee

What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind.

Carl Maria von Weber

Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.

Francisco de Goya

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.

Albert Einstein

To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.

Georgia O'Keeffe

To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.

Charles Baudelaire

It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.

Charles Kettering

Grant that the true organ with which the beautiful is apprehended is the imagination, and it follows that all arts are likely to affect the feelings indirectly.

Eduard Hanslick

Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.

Zhuangzi

My fiction has been influenced by the visual arts, though not in obvious ways, it seems to me. I don't offer tremendous amounts of visual information in my work.

Jonathan Lethem

Movies are a complicated collision of literature, theatre, music and all the visual arts.

Yahoo Serious

One has complexes. One has the art complex. One goes to the School of Fine Arts and catches the complexes.

Jean Tinguely

I'd have been a filmmaker or a cartoonist or something else which extended from the visual arts into the making of narratives if I hadn't been able to shift into fiction.

Jonathan Lethem

The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals.

Jonathan Lethem

I don't think I'm in any position to call myself a martial artist. I'm a student of the martial arts.

Lou Reed

The role of a liberal arts college within a university is to be a genuine part of that university, giving and responding to the other parts.

Edward Levi

So what it boils down to, in my humble opinion, is that we need to support the arts in schools, and at every other level in the education of children.

Phil Lesh

To have my fan club. I am very proud of doing everything. I try to support my parents, friends and fans. I am also proud of my performing in the visual arts, and motion television.

Chris Burke

Scientific research and other studies have demonstrated that arts education can enhance American students' math and language skills and improve test scores which in turn increase chances of higher education and good jobs in the future.

Thad Cochran

France, mother of arts, of warfare, and of laws.

Joachim du Bellay

For while the subjects of poetry are few and recurrent, the moods of man are infinitely various and unstable. It is the same in all arts.

John Drinkwater

Children's finger-painting came under the arts, but movies didn't.

Nicolas Roeg

I am not a specialist but a general practitioner in the world of the arts.

Theodore Bikel

Against the dark background of this contemporary civilization of well-being, even the arts tend to mingle, to lose their identity.

Eugenio Montale

Evidently the arts, all the visual arts, are becoming more democratic in the worst sense of the word.

Eugenio Montale

Slowly poetry becomes visual because it paints images, but it is also musical: it unites two arts into one.

Eugenio Montale

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.

Jonathan Kozol

As an artist I have an even more abiding interest in the compact between the Arts and Government.

Theodore Bikel

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?

Theodore Bikel

Artists in each of the arts seek after and care for nothing but love.

Marsilio Ficino

Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.

Franz Liszt

I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts for four years and emerged with a degree.

Bela Lugosi

Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic example of that person in the arts with lots of brains and drive but little taste or talent.

Gloria Swanson

Of what use were the arts if they were only the reproduction and the imitation of life?

Alfred de Vigny

Generally, the French highly promote culture and the arts, and photography is in their blood.

Herb Ritts

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.

Ville Valo

I was an English major in college with minors in Fine Arts and Humanities.

Sue Grafton

I've been doing Tai Chi on and off for 20 years. The fundamentals of all martial arts are the same.

Terence Stamp

I think I would go further into fine arts, I think, if I were to continue.

Joni Mitchell

When I first became interested in photography, I thought it was the whole cheese. My idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts. Today I don't give a hoot in hell about that. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself.

Edward Steichen

The actor creates with his own flesh and blood all those things which all the arts try in some way to describe.

Lee Strasberg

Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.

John F. Kennedy

Disgracefully, the arts have too often borne the brunt of short-sighted cuts to educational budgets.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

The arts in America exist in spite of America, not because of America.

Henry Rollins

The ancients considered mechanics in a twofold respect: as rational, which proceeds accurately by demonstration, and practical. To practical mechanics all the manual arts belong, from which mechanics took its name.

Isaac Newton

The confounding Political Economy with the Sciences and Arts to which it is subservient, has been one of the principal obstacles to its improvement.

Nassau William Senior

There is also a strong following among the urbanites on the East Coast when it comes to martial arts films.

Donnie Yen

At any rate, girls are differently situated. Having no need of deep scientific knowledge, their education is confined more to the ordinary things of the world, the study of the fine arts, and of the manners and dispositions of people.

William John Wills

A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate.

Christopher Hampton

The oldest of the arts and the youngest of the professions.

Derek Bok

Martial arts is not about fighting; it's about building character.

Bo Bennett

Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts.

Brad Henry

Rather than go to the gym, I would prefer to do martial arts because the time goes by quicker.

Milla Jovovich

There have been studies that clearly state that children who are exposed to arts education at a young age will in fact do markedly better in their SAT tests.

Marvin Hamlisch

It was generally believed that Catholics were not interested in arts and science graduate schools. They weren't going to be intellectuals. And so I put the theses to the test. And they all collapsed.

Andrew Greeley

A large part of my life revolves around my dad. Sometimes, I even feel a strong sense of connection, something very tangible when I learn something new in the martial arts.

Brandon Lee

For me, the martial arts is a search for something inside. It's not just a physical discipline.

Brandon Lee

Cage's Music of Changes was a further indication that the arts in general were beginning to consciously deal with the "given" material and, to varying degrees, liberating them from the inherited, functional concepts of control.

Earle Brown

Persons famous in the arts partake of the immortality of princes, and are upon a footing with them.

Francis I

I write because I write - as anyone in the arts does. You're a painter because you feel you have no choice but to paint. You're a writer because this is what you do.

Richard Price

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.

Havelock Ellis

I found that it wasn't so oddball to like music and poetry and visual arts, they're kindred spirits.

J. Carter Brown

Law builds upon and, I should like to claim, is one of the liberal arts. It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends.

Edward Levi

Do you girls have hope chests?' Lloyd asked. We certainly do.' I don't,' said Betsy. 'My husband and I are going to use paper plates and napkins.' Poor Joe!' Lucky Larry!

Maud Hart Lovelace

I was exposed to the arts, but there was no one in my family who was an artist.

Marisa Tomei

I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher, exalted form of human endeavor.

Steven Pinker

If it were customary to send little girls to school and teach them the same subjects as are taught to boys, they would learn just as fully and would understand the subtleties of all arts and sciences.

Christine de Pizan

The object of Art is to give life a shape.

William Shakespeare

As President, I will end once and for all the use of taxpayer funds to promote the National Endowment for the Arts and other programs that subsidize amoral and degrading activities.

Gary Bauer

Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.

J. M. Roberts

Always think that in any area of the arts, you get maybe ten percent of people who are creative, original... and the rest are generally following on, copying.

Hugh Hopper

Well I went to New Orleans to cover the jazz festival for Trio, it's this new arts channel, it's really great.

Amy Sedaris

And then before going back for my sophomore year, I decided to change my major to arts and sciences, and my dad cut a deal with me: He said if I'd quit school he'd pay my rent for the next three years, as if I were in school.

Sarah Silverman

With the Ford Foundation grant all of a sudden instead of being an artist that had made a couple of short films, I became a filmmaker who dabbled in the arts.

Bruce Conner

There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.

John Baldacci

Christendom appears clearly to me to be one of those trifling, insignificant arts, which has never been of any substantial advantage to mankind.

Edward Hicks

I'm on Governor Gray Davis' California Alliance Towards Education to bring the arts back to high schools.

Sally Kirkland

With my ministry of light, part of what I do is work on the California Alliance For Arts Education.

Sally Kirkland

I don't know about liberal bias, but people of a liberal mentality are probably attracted in greater numbers to the arts than people of a conservative mentality.

Sydney Pollack

When you're dead weight, in the right position, you win. And in reality, you wouldn't see someone my size kicking seven martial arts experts and winning.

Joan Severance

I always told the people at Cal Arts that if they wanted me to do Jazz studies, first of all, there couldn't be a big band within 500 miles and that I could do what I wanted to do. And they said I could.

Charlie Haden

That's the reason support for the National Endowment of the Arts is so important. It enables those ventures that aren't viable commercially to be done.

David Selby

The arts generally have had to recognize Modernism - how should poetry escape?

John C. Ransom

Amherst is a liberal arts college, committed to providing students with a broad education.

Joseph Stiglitz

I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!

Ansel Adams

The United States and Turkey are the only two countries that don't have some kind of subsidy for the Arts. The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable. I turned down so many films in the '60s and '70s.

Alex North

I was an artistic dilettante for a while, in photography and collage and the visual arts.

Thomas Wilson

I endured many weeks of it, but I had a big background in martial arts and fighting as a kid, so kind of all the problems got brushed away and I was ready.

Jason Statham

People who are interested in the arts and theater are such a minority.

Carol Kane

Slavery discourages arts and manufactures.

George Mason

In any of the arts, you never stop learning.

Claire Bloom

I always thought martial arts was the most modern choreography we could have right now, and I always wanted to put it to music.

Lou Reed

In these difficult financial times for so many of our districts, as our local leaders strive to balance their budgets by cutting services, we would be irresponsible not to invest in the arts.

Louise Slaughter

While other industries have suffered, the nonprofit arts world continues to build in strength while it encourages the growth of innumerable small businesses on its periphery, thereby creating more jobs.

Louise Slaughter

Lillian Gish thought that there should be a cabinet position for the arts and I think she was right. I think she was right.

Fay Wray

The genius of our country is improvisation, and jazz reflects that. It's our great contribution to the arts.

Ken Burns

We grew up in a very creative environment and were exposed to the arts at a very young age, so it's not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts.

Spike Lee

Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.

Adolf Loos

Certainly being in California has encouraged a sustained commitment to rethinking the nature, purposes, and relevance of the contemporary arts, specifically music, for a society which by and large seems to manage quite well without them.

Brian Ferneyhough

Of all the arts, music is really the most abstract.

Leo Ornstein

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