Art Quotes I
Art … is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
©STEPHEN SONDHEIM, interview, July 5, 2005
Art never expresses anything but itself.
©OSCAR WILDE, The Decay of Lying
A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample.
©REBECCA WEST, The Strange Necessity
Whether it is the beautiful that brings to our hearts the love of truth and justice, or whether it is truth that teaches us how to find the beautiful in nature and how to love it, in eather case art does a noble work. It drags out the soul from its everyday shell, and brings it under the spell of its own mysterious and wonderful power, so that a memory of this experience stays with the people, sustains them in their daily labors, and refines their minds.
©HELENA MODJESKA, “Women and the Stage,” The World’s Congress of Representative Women
The art of art, the glory of expression, and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
©WALT WHITMAN, Preface to Leaves of Grass