Art and Music

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
-Pablo Picasso

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
-Stella Adler

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
-Leonardo da Vinci

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
-Issac Bashevis Singer

Great art picks up where nature ends.
-Marc Chagall

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
 -Georgia O'Keefe

The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
-Pablo Picasso

Art disturbs, science reassures.
-Georges Braque

An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it.
-Paul Valery

The artist does not see things as they are, but as he is.
-Alfred Tonnelle

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
 A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.

The artist gazes upon a reality and creates his own impression. The viewer gazes upon the impression and creates his own reality.
-Robert Brault

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has ever known.
-Oscar Wilde

Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer, Art is all the rest. 
-Donald E. Knuth

A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
-Hedy Lamarr

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

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
 -Vincent Van Gogh

 The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
-Scott Adams
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
-Henry Ward Beecher

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
-Robert Schumann

 Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
-Berthold Auerbach

Music is what feelings sound like.
-author unknown

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
-Alphonse de Lamartine

Music is the universal language of mankind.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We know an age more vividly through its music than through its historians.
-Rosanne Ambrose-Brown

 My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.
-Edward Elgar
Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
-Jean Paul Richter

Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!

-Oliver Wendell Holmes

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