... the patriotic art of lying for one's country.

A critic is a legless man who teaches running.

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.

Art is a collarboration between God an the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.

Art is not a handicraft,it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.

But that's what being an artist is -- feeling crummy before everyone else feels crummy.

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

Diplomacy - the art of letting someone have your way.

Diplomacy --- the art of saying "Nice doggie" 'til you can find a stick.

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice Doggie!" till you can find a rock.

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

I had always loved beautiful and artistic things, though before leaving America I had had a very little chance of seeing any.

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.

I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.

It is not realistic, maybe ... but art doesn't have to be realistic. Romeo and Juliet is not realistic, but it is true ... it shows the essence of falling in love.

Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done.

Let your plans be dark and as impenetratable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.

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

Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.

Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.

No artist is ahead of his time. He 'is' his time; it is just that others are behind the times.

Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are.

Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

Tact is the art of making guests feel at home when that's really where you wish they were.

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.

The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Thou art my own, my darling and my wife,; And when we pass into another life,; Still thou art mine.; All this which now we see; Is but the childhood of eternity.

What garlic is to food, insanity is to art.

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do belive in Art for Art's sake.