Other Quotations

Arts, Music, Literature

Arts, Music, Literature

Beauty is altogether in the eye of the beholder.
General Lew Wallace

The artist alone sees spirits.  But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
Mark Twain

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
Mark Twain

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Henry David Thoreau

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
Igor Stravinsky

Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.
George Bernard Shaw

What's in a name?  That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet...
William Shakespeare

The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath:  it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes...
William Shakespeare

Love goes toward love, as schoolboys from their books,
But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.
William Shakespeare

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
William Shakespeare

Poets are born, not made.

Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Pablo Picasso

There is no abstract art.   You must always start with something.
Pablo Picasso

Art is the difference between seeing and just identifying.
Jean Mary Norman

If there were no other proof of the infinite patience of God with men, a very good one could be found in His toleration of the pictures that are painted of Him.
Thomas Merton

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
W.  Somerset Maugham

In creating, the only hard thing's to begin;
A grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak.
James Russel Lowell

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Dr.  Edwin Land

All the sounds of the earth are like music.
Oscar Hammerstein

I shut my eyes in order to see.
Paul Gauguin

Artists can colour the sky red because they know it's blue.  Those of us who aren't artists must colour things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid.
Jules Feiffer

No sane man will dance.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Beauty -- the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.
Leon Battista Alberti