Favorite Quotations ~  Art and Artists, 2 Hungry Heart

"A Mocking Bird regularly resorts to the south angle of a chimney top and salutes us with sweetest notes from the rising of the moon until about midnight." ~ John James Audubon

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. ~ Michelangelo

The task of the artist at any time is uncompromisingly simple-- to discover what has not yet been done, and to do it. ~ Craig Raine

Art is Man's nature. Nature is God's art. ~ James Bailey

In everything that can be called art there is a quality of redemption. ~ Raymond Chandler

Music and art and poetry attune the soul to God. ~ Thomas Merton

All artists are two-headed calves. ~ Truman Capote

The better the artist, the more vulnerable he seems to be. ~ Al Alvarez

I cannot see that art is anything less than a way of making joys perpetual. ~ Rebecca West

Through Art and Art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence. ~ Oscar Wilde

The object of art is to give life shape. ~ Jean Anouilh, The Rehearsal, 1950

Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God. ~ Rembrandt

The secret of life is in art. ~ Oscar Wilde

Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist. ~ Jose Ortega Y Gasset

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