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Gian Carlo Menotti Quotes
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Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

Any subject is good for opera if the composer feels
it so intently he must sing it out.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

Melody is a form of remembrance.
It must have a quality of inevitability in our ears.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

Waiting and hoping are the whole of life,
and as soon as a dream is realized it is destroyed.
- Gian Carlo Menotti


A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate
the approximate depth of his ignorance.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision
of all that we might have achieved,
of all the gifts which we have wasted,
of all that we might have done which we did not do.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer PHOTO

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Gossip is the art of saying nothing
in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.
- Walter Winchell

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you
hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Laurence J. Peter

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
- Don Marquis

Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money
they don't have for something they don't need.
- Will Rogers

Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.
- Mae West

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
- Woody Allen

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
- Art Buchwald

People say conversation is a lost art;
how often I have wished it were.
- Edward R. Murrow

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie"
until you can find a rock.
- Will Rogers

All art is autobiographical.
The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
- Federico Fellini

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
- Harry S. Truman

When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others,
to bring them into the process.
- Jim Hodges

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself,
and dies of all others.
- Albert Camus

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
- Pablo Picasso

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
- Henry A. Kissinger

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters,
is simplicity.
- Walt Whitman

Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde

The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
- Jonathan Swift

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
- Twyla Tharp

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the
unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
- Al Capp

Art is the right hand of Nature.
The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall

Art is the desire of a man to express himself,
to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
- Amy Lowell

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward
what is arcane and concealed.
- Khalil Gibran

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
- Arne Jacobsen

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than
to continue living for art.
- Clara Schumann

Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
- Jerzy Kosinski

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
- Ambrose Bierce

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin

Treat a work of art like a prince.
Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis

Art doesn't transform.
It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
- Theodor Adorno

When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

Art is not a thing; it is a way.
- Elbert Hubbard

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
- Stephen Sondheim

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head,
and the heart of man go together.
- John Ruskin

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome.
No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as
a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.
- Roy Lichtenstein

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance.
- Aristotle

Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.
- Alfred de Vigny

The more horrifying this world becomes,
the more art becomes abstract.
- Ellen Key

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
- Jean Rostand

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

Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

A guilty conscience needs to confess.
A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art;
men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
- E. M. Forster

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
- Marshall McLuhan

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