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.
-Aristotle
 A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
-Michelangelo


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.
-Novalis


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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