Art is always at peril in universities, where there are so many people, young and old, who love art less than argument, and dote upon a text that provides the nutritious pemmican on which scholars love to chew.
Art is always criticized and always an outsider gets the blame.
Art is always good. It just depends if you like or not.
Art is always in the eyes of the beholder. Only posterity has the right to point out our mistakes.
Art is always the index of social vitality, the moving finger that records the destiny of a civilization. A wise statesman should keep an anxious eye on this graph, for it is more significant than a decline in exports or a fall in the value of a nation's currency.
Art is always the replacement of indifference by attention.
Art is always to a large extent about need, despair and hopelessness.
Art is always, even at its most repulsive, an impassioned cry of love.
Art is amoral; so is life. For me there are no obscene pictures or books; there are only poorly conceived and poorly executed ones.
Art is an act of the soul, not the intellect. When we are dealing with people's dreams -- their visions, really -- we are in the realm of the sacred. We are involved with forces and energies larger than our own. We are engaged in a sacred transaction of which we know only a little: the shadow, not the shape.
Art is an action against death. It is a denial of death.
Art is an affirmation of life, a rebuttal of death. And here we blunder into paradox again, for during the creation of any form of art, art which affirms the value and the holiness of life, the artist must die. To serve a work of art, great or small, is to die, to die to self.
Art is an amazing form of being able to share our experiences and tell stories and hopefully relate to other people, but you don't know how everyone else is always going to react to what you put out there.
Art is an attempt to integrate evil.
Art is an end in itself; its values are intrinsic.
Art is an escape from reality.
Art is an expression of joy and awe. It is not an attempt to share one's virtues and accomplishments with the audience, but an act of selfless spirit.
Art is an expression of who we are, what we believe, and what we dream about.
Art is an expression of who you are. Parts that I play are my sculptures.