Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.— Marcus Tullius Cicero
Terrific Great Art quotations
To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.
Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art.
Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
Art, especially the stage, is an area where it is impossible to walk without stumbling. There are in store for you many unsuccessful days and whole unsuccessful seasons: there will be great misunderstandings and deep disappointments… you must be prepared for all this, expect it and nevertheless, stubbornly, fanatically follow your own way.
Yes, ruling by fooling, is a great British art with great Irish fools to practice on.
If you only notice human proceedings, you may observe that all who attain great power and riches, make use of either force or fraud; and what they have acquired either by deceit or violence, in order to conceal the disgraceful methods of attainment, they endeavor to sanctify with the false title of honest gains.
An artist is above all a human being, profoundly human to the core.
If the artist can't feel everything that humanity feels, if the artist isn't capable of loving until he forgets himself and sacrifices himself if necessary, if he won't put down his magic brush and head the fight against the oppressor, then he isn't a great artist.
Every great work of art should be considered like any work of nature.
First of all from the point of view of its aesthetic reality and then not just from its development and the mastery of its creation but from the standpoint of what has moved and agitated its creator.
Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.
My great-grandfather used to say to his wife, my great-grandmother, who in turn told her daughter, my grandmother, who repeated it to her daughter, my mother, who used to remind her daughter, my own sister, that to talk well and eloquently was a very great art, but that an equally great one was to know the right moment to stop.
A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Thoroughness characterizes all successful men.
Genius is the art of taking infinite pains. All great achievement has been characterized by extreme care, infinite painstaking, even to the minutest detail.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
The more you suffer the deeper grows your character, and with the deepening of your character you read the more penetratingly into the secrets of life. All great artists, all great religious leaders, and all great social reformers have come out of the intensest struggles which they fought bravely, quite frequently in tears and with bleeding hearts
A great artist has to be ready to fail.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
All architecture is great architecture after sunset;
perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Never sound pompous. You always sound noble, noble. Absolute character of music is nobility. Even popular music can be noble, you see. If it's not noble, then it's not very good... Music is an art of emotion, of nobility, of dignity, of greatness, of love, of tenderness. All that must be brought out in music but never a show of pompousness.
Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
It is something that artists do all the time unconsciously, working in the style of someone they consider a great master. I just wanted to make that relationship literal.
Great art picks up where nature ends.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
To do the right thing at the right season is a great art.
The great World Champions Morphy, Steinitz, and Lasker were past masters in the art of Pawn play; they had no superiors in their handling of endgames. The present World Champion has not the strength of the other three as an endgame player, and is therefore inferior to them.
Know the enemy and know yourself.
If you subtracted all of the great artists who never drank, who never went to excess, you wouldn't have any more art left. What kind of poem are you gonna get out of a glass of iced tea?
God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.
To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators: They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students.
I can’t write five words but that I change seven.
The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.
My art speaks and will continue to speak, transcending barriers of nationality, language and other forces that may be divisive, fortifying the greatness of the spirit that has always been the foundation of the Ojibwa people.
When you see a great teacher, you are seeing a work of art.
Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.