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    Quotations about Art

    • Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.
    • It doesn't matter if people are interested. It's about you taking your stuff and shouting out into the void.
      Chasing Windmills, 07-11-2006, by Jadelr and Cristina Cordova
    • Art forms of the past were really considered elitist. Bach did not compose for the masses, neither did Beethoven. It was always for patrons, aristocrats, and royalty. Now we have a sort of democratic version of that, which is to say that the audience is so splintered in its interests.
      Rocketboom, 07-19-06, by David Cronenberg
    • The idea of a mass audience was really an invention of the Industrial Revolution.
      Rocketboom, 07-19-06, by David Cronenberg
    • Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
    • Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me leave to do my utmost.
      'Babette's Feast', by Isak Dineson
    • I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
    • Every artist was first an amateur.
      Letters and Social Aims: Progress of Culture, 1876, by Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • I don't believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all. If there's one thing that's dangerous for an artist, it's precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and all the rest of it.
    • Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
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