If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.— Andrew Denton
Astounding Literature And Music quotations
Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind.
Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language.
Man needs music, literature, and painting - all those oases of perfection that make up art - to compensate for the rudeness and materialism of life.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
All art, literature, and music must be born in your heart's blood. Art is your heart's blood.
Literature is the noblest of all the arts.
Music dies on the air, or at best exists only as a memory; oratory ceases with the effort; the painter's colors fade and the canvas rots; the marble is dragged from its pedestal and is broken into fragments.
I had an older brother who was very interested in literature, so I had an early exposure to literature, and and theater. My father sometimes would work in musical comedies.
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
There is absolutely no single aspect of one's personality that is more important to develop than empathy, which is not a skill at which men typically are asked to excel. I believe empathy is not only the core of art, literature and music, but should also be at the core of society, from ethics to economics.
We experience pain and difficulty as failure instead of saying, I will pass through this, everyone I have ever admired has passed through this, music has come out of it, literature has come out of it. We should think of our humanity as a privilege.
I found that dance, music, and literature is how I made sense of the world.
.. it pushed me to think of things bigger than lifes daily routines... to think beyond what is immediate or convenient.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Develop an interest in life as you see it;
the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
Art is humanity's most essential, most universal language.
It is not a frill, but a necessary part of communication. The quality of civilization can be measured through its music, dance, drama, architecture, visual art and literature. We must give our children knowledge and understanding of civilization's most profound works.
I had a lot of classical influences. I had classical music and opera and literature, but I also liked sleaze. And putting it together, sleaze and glamour, it just made sense to me.
Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.
We have always created - music, literature, art, dance.
The art around us - or lack of it - may be a measure of how we're doing as individuals and as a civilization, so maybe we should be worried.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
It’s not rocket science. It’s social science – the science of understanding people’s needs and their unique relationship with art, literature, history, music, work, philosophy, community, technology and psychology. The act of design is structuring and creating that balance.
People are like Music, some speak the truth and other are just noise
The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul.
We don't have the choice to control our emotions, but we do have the power to educate our emotions. And we do that through literature and through art and music to give ourselves a repertoire of emotional experiences.
Self-portraits have been done in painting, but never in music or literature.
It has no meaning, it makes no sense. And in movies I was wondering if it could. And how.
Music is the emotional life of most people.
Inequality may linger in the world of material things, but great music, great literature, great art and the wonders of science are, and should be, open to all.
I suppose I've always been attracted to this sort of outsider in general - in literature, in music, politics, whatever - and to the person that is able to be relentlessly themselves. I don't think that I have that quality, that strength of mind.
My grandfather used to say, "Learn to like art, music and literature deeply and passionately. They will be your friends when things are bad". It is true: at this time of year, when days are short and dark, and one hardly dares to open the newspapers, I turn, not vainly either, to the great creators of the past for distraction, solace and help.
One good thing about music. When it hits you, you feel no pain.
Science is not just there for technology.
It's part of what addressing who you are in the universe and understanding your place in the cosmos. Good art, good literature, good music - all of that is for that and science is a part of it.
Were it not for music, we might in these days say, the Beautiful is dead.
A life that partakes even a little of friendship, love, irony, humor, parenthood, literature, and music, and the chance to take part in battles for the liberation of others cannot be called 'meaningless'.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I think imagination is at the heart of everything we do.
Scientific discoveries couldn't have happened without imagination. Art, music, and literature couldn't exist without imagination. And so anything that strengthens imagination, and reading certainly does that, can help us for the rest of our lives.
Movies are a complicated collision of literature, theatre, music and all the visual arts.
This profession [photography] is deserving of attention and respect equal to that accorded painting, literature, music and architecture.
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
Chess is my profession. I am my own boss; I am free. I like literature and music, classical especially. I am in fact quite normal; I have a Bohemian profession without being myself a Bohemian. I am neither a conformist nor a great revolutionary.
The classics are only primitive literature.
They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.
You get below the Mason-Dixon line and you have some of the best music, culture, the two races, the literature, and it's so rich.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
As one who loves literature, art, music and history, I've been deeply rooted in the Harlem Renaissance for many years.
The whole of Paris is a vast university of Art, Literature and Music.
.. it is worth anyone's while to dally here for years. Paris is a seminar, a post-graduate course in everything.
The highly complex, almost mathematical, nature of music creates for it an ironclad protection against the microbes of dilletantism, which penetrate much more easily into the fields of painting, literature, and the theater.
No matter what is happening in life or in the world - war, natural disaster, poor health, pain, the death of loved ones - if existence is filled with art, music and literature, life will be fulfilling, a joy.
To a degree which is difficult to determine, the esoteric impulse in twentieth-century music, literature and the arts reflects calculation. It looks to the flattery of academic and hermeneutic notice. Reciprocally, the academy turns towards that which appears to require its exegetic, cryptographic skills.