A writer and, I believe, generally all persons must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.jorge luis borges
I don't really have studios. I wander around around people's attics, out in fields, in cellars, anyplace I find that invites me.Andrew Wyeth, TIME magazine (18 August 1986)
Art is what is irresistible.William Saroyan, as quoted by William Bolcolm in "The End of the Mannerist Century" (2004), The Pleasure of Modernist Music, Ashby, Arved, ed. ISBN 1580461433
Art is marks on canvas trying to find a place to live.Bill O'Leary in Antique Shop
I tried to show you art, but you just pick it apart.Marshall Bruce Mathers III, "Don't Push Me", Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003).
Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an aesthetic end.James Joyce, Notebook entry, Paris (28 March 1903), printed in James Joyce: Occasional, Critical and Political Writing (2002) edited by Kevin Barry [Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-192-83353-7], p. 104
While our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all.Ray Bradbury in his Preface to Zen in the Art of Writing (1990)
Create and save customized word lists. Sign up today and start improving your vocabulary!