Aesthetic Quotes (94)

Quotes and citations about aesthetic


I've handled colour as a man should behave. You may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one.

By : Josef Albers

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I think decor says a lot about someone's social position, their taste, their sensibility, their work - and also about the aesthetic way I have chosen to tell their story.

By : Pedro Almodovar

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At one of the annual conventions of the American Society for Aesthetics much confusion arose when the Society for Anesthetics met at the same time in the same hotel.

By : Rudolf Arnheim

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Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.

By : Gaston Bachelard

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Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.

By : Luis Barragan

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I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic.

By : Clive Bell

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Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind.

By : Clive Bell

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A part of sexuality may go to research, and a much larger part must lead to aesthetic creation. The art of the future will, because of the very opportunities and materials it will have at its command, need an infinitely stronger formative impulse than it does now.

By : John Desmond Bernal

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A comic can be aesthetically beautiful. I think they captured it beautifully and accurately.

By : Yancy Butler

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The more people explore the world, the more they realize in every country there's a different aesthetic. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

By : Helena Christensen

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And I have a really great agent and I know it's almost an oxymoron to say you have a smart agent. But she is and she has a beautiful aesthetic and she has guided me.

By : Patricia Clarkson

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There's a higher place that I have no illusions about reaching. There's a sophistication and aesthetic about composers who only write only for the music's sake.

By : Bill Conti

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Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.

By : Richard Courant

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Your ethnic or sexual identity, what region of the country you're from, what your class is - those aspects of your identity are not the same as your aesthetic identity.

By : Stanley Crouch

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I wanted to get to that aesthetic proposition that comes out of learning the human elements of a world, so that those notes and rhythms mean something to you besides just the academic way in which they fall in place.

By : Stanley Crouch

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When applied to politics and taken to its extreme, kitsch is the mask of death. Fascism was all aesthetics. There was no core principle to it. There was no truth to it.

By : John Cusack

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The film's dramatic requirements should always take precedence over the mere aesthetics of editing.

By : Edward Dmytryk

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That said, we don't approach these improvements as only a surface aesthetic. The producers and we think that these men are helped with their inner needs when they pay attention to their externals.

By : Kyan Douglas

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There is nothing more unaesthetic than a policeman.

By : Arthur Conan Doyle

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Nearly all of the advances in structural and aesthetic innovation is coming from abroad.

By : Arthur Erickson

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The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself.

By : Arthur Erickson

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Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health.

By : Robert Evans

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Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees

By : R. Buckminster Fuller

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It was clear to me that the forms of consciousness of our inherited and acquired historical education - aesthetic consciousness and historical consciousness - presented alienated forms of our true historical being.

By : Hans-Georg Gadamer

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It would be foolish to suggest that government is a good custodian of aesthetic goals. But, there is no alternative to the state.

By : John Kenneth Galbraith

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The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic formula which could be applied universally.

By : Stephen Gardiner

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I think taking design out of the studio and really having a relationship with the people that you're making it for really convinced me of how powerful a thing design is. It's not just an aesthetic decoration.

By : Genevieve Gorder

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Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.

By : Remy de Gourmont

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The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval.

By : Franz Grillparzer

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The course hitherto pursued in musical aesthetics has nearly always been hampered by the false assumption that the object was not so much to inquire into what is beautiful in music as to describe the feelings which music awakens.

By : Eduard Hanslick

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As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note.

By : Seamus Heaney

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What goes on in abstract art is the proclaiming of aesthetic principles... It is in our own time that we have become aware of pure aesthetic considerations. Art never can be imitation.

By : Hans Hofmann

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To be civilized is to be potentially master of all possible ideas, and that means that one has got beyond being shocked, although one preserves one's own moral aesthetic preferences.

By : Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Well, I've always been interested in approaching a big city in a train, and I can't exactly describe the sensations, but they're entirely human and perhaps have nothing to do with aesthetics.

By : Edward Hopper

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In addressing a task, one almost always has several possible options, sometimes only a few, and they may all be practical and functional. But they lack the aesthetic aspect that raises it to architecture.

By : Arne Jacobsen

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One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day, every day, spend one's life making aesthetic propositions. What an immense luxury.

By : Anish Kapoor

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I think if you are writing an instrumental you are dealing with more of an aesthetic in a sense but a lyric is more of a putting yourself on the line and a much more expensive exercise.

By : Leo Kottke

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Aesthetically, we were enormously successful. Economically... there was no success. It was all about music of the future and unfortunately it was a band that didn't have any future.

By : Wayne Kramer

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I like to work with the same people when I can, and you want to get people with the same interests that you have, and the same aesthetic.

By : Spike Lee

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Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and aesthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient.

By : Aldo Leopold

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