Practice Any Art ….

“Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

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“Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School” by Emily Thomas, http://www.huffingtonpost.com. October 6, 2014.

Great Teacher

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
-John Steinbeck

John Lennon Quote

“If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that … I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.”

– John Lennon

Music

“I love rock-n-roll. I think it’s an exciting art form. It’s revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.”

– Nick Cave

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I do agree with what he is saying.

Music & Art

“I can’t listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.”

– Woody Allen

Magic

“Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.”

– Theodor Adorno,

Quote

Let us read, and let us dance; these
two amusements will never do any harm
to the world.

Voltaire

Quote

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape
of things, a poet in words, a musician in sounds.

— Henry Moore

Brainy Quote

Literature

The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry,
of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the
point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the
absence of a garden. If you don’t want paradise, you are not
human; and if you are not human, you don’t have a soul.

— Thomas Moore

Art

A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.

— Paul Klee

Quote

The people who make art their business are mostly imposters.

— Pablo Picasso

Art quote

Art

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
— John W. Gardner

Painting

Painting, n,: The art of protecting flat surfaces
from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.
— Ambrose Bierce

A man’s work …..

A man’s work is nothing but his slow trek to rediscover,
through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple
images in whose presence his heart first opened.
— Albert Camus

Meaning

I”m afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.
— Andy Warhol

Art produces ….

Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful things with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time. — Jean Cocteau

Democracy

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

– H.L. Mencken