Art Quotes (16732)

Quotes and citations about art

The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them... view

By: Floyd Abrams

So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are... view

By: Floyd Abrams

It is within the last quarter century or thirty years. And a lot of that law has turned out to be very, very protective of the press and the public's right to know... view

By: Floyd Abrams

When something startlingly new comes up, young people, especially, seize it. You can't complain about that. I think its heyday has passed, but it's had an effect and will continue to have an effect... view

By: M. H. Abrams

The survival of artistic modes in which we recognize ourselves, identify ourselves and place ourselves will survive as long as humanity survives... view

By: M. H. Abrams

When I said I was going to audition for a film, I got a hearty laugh from all my family... view

By: Victoria Abril

They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this facility of free election. You tend to lose the habit... view

By: Chinua Achebe

Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again... view

By: Chinua Achebe

Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him... view

By: Chinua Achebe

Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree... view

By: Dean Acheson

Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree... view

By: Dean Acheson

If we learn the art of yielding what must be yielded to the changing present, we can save the best of the past... view

By: Dean Acheson

I might be writing what people expect me to write, writing from that place where I might be ruled by economic considerations. To overcome that, I started working with my dreams, because I'm not so censored when I use dream material... view

By: Kathy Acker

I just thought it was unconscionable for the Congress to insert itself into this debate. We are particularly unqualified to make that decision and to intrude ourselves into the lives of this family... view

By: Gary Ackerman

My father is an actor, so he brought me into his agency when I was young. It wasn't something I wanted to do until high school, when I started taking theater and really liked it. Then an agent found me and wanted me to come out to Los Angeles and give it a shot. I gave myself six months, but it only took me like a week to get a job... view

By: Jensen Ackles

When we started, we knew the show was going to be hit or miss, and we needed to find a core audience to really make us survive. And I think we've been able to do that... view

By: Jensen Ackles

I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money... view

By: Lord Acton

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern... view

By: Lord Acton

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections... view

By: Lord Acton

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation... view

By: Abigail Adams

I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!.. view

By: Ansel Adams

In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice... view

By: Ansel Adams

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art... view

By: Ansel Adams

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define.. view

By: Ansel Adams

In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner's heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished... view

By: Charles Kendall Adams

I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way... view

By: Franklin P. Adams

There are plenty of good five cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter... view

By: Franklin P. Adams

Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I've hugged trees in every part of this little island... view

By: Gerry Adams

We are totally committed to ending partition and to creating the conditions for unity and independence... view

By: Gerry Adams

Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice... view

By: Gerry Adams

The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union... view

By: Gerry Adams

Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned... view

By: Henry Brooks Adams

I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist... view

By: Henry Brooks Adams

Advertising is the principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the earth... view

By: James Randolph Adams

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it... view

By: James Truslow Adams

If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all... view

By: Joey Adams

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth... view

By: John Adams

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society... view

By: John Adams

A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man... view

By: John Adams

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart... view

By: Richard Adams