– 50 Reasons why you should pursue, study and make art –

A few powerful quotes to share and bookmark… :-)

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Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate” Harvey Fierstein

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Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” Thomas Merton

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“There is no must in art because art is free” Wassily Kandinsky

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“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable” George Bernard Shaw

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Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known” Oscar Wilde

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Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed” Khalil Gibran

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Art is the proper task of life” Friedrich Nietzsche

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Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom” Gustave Flaubert

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Art is the only way to run away without leaving home” Twyla Tharp

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“Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others” Albert Camus

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“The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one” Charles Horton Cooley

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“Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art” Miguel Angel Ruiz

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“Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together”John Ruskin

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“An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world” George Santayana

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“The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress” Hendrik Willem Van Loon

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“But only art and music have the power to bring peace” Yoko Ono

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“We have art in order not to die of the truth” Friedrich Nietzsche

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Art is man’s expression of his joy in labor” Henry A. Kissinger

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Art is science made clear” Wilson Mizner

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“What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit” John Updike

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“Of all lies, art is the least untrue” Gustave Flaubert

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Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos” Stephen Sondheim

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Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth” Theodor Ador

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Art is the daughter of freedom” Friedrich Schiller

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“The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill” W. Somerset Maugham

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“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist” Robert Schumann

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Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men” Friedrich Schiller

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Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail” Theodore Dreiser

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Art hurts. Art urges voyages – and it is easier to stay at home” Gwendolyn Brooks

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Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man’s fate” Andre Malraux

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“To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there’s no such thing as perfect” Alexander Calder

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Art is not a pastime but a priesthood” Jean Cocteau

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“The basis of art is truth, both in matter and in mode” Flannery O’Connor

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“The purpose of art is to collide the intellectual and visceral together at the highest speed possible” Penn Jillette

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Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning” Miguel de Unamuno

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Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle” Russell Simmons

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Art is Art. Everything else is everything else” Ad Reinhardt

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Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated” Auguste Rodin

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*“It’s a waste to not say anything with art” Yoko Ono

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Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious” Jean Cocteau

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Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization” Lincoln Steffens

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“The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest” Gustave Flaubert

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“In the experience of art, time seems not to exist” Salman Rushdie

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Art is a harmony parallel with nature” Paul Cezanne

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“Every human is an artist. And this is the main art that we have: the creation of our story” Miguel Angel Ruiz

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Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see” Paul Klee

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Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth”  Pablo Picasso

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“To be an artist is to believe in life”  Henry Moore

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“Life is not an exact science, it is an art” Samuel Butler

2014-08-25T15:06:54+00:00 February 12th, 2014|Categories: Art, Inspiration|Comments Off on 50 reasons why Art is so important