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Gunther Grass Quotes
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Art is uncompromising and life is full of compromises.
- Gunther Grass

We already have the statistics for the future:
the growth percentages of pollution,
overpopulation, desertification.
The future is already in place.
- Gunther Grass

Believing: it means believing in our own lies.
And I can say that I am grateful that I got this lesson very early.
- Gunther Grass

Information networks straddle the world.
Nothing remains concealed.
But the sheer volume of information dissolves the information.
We are unable to take it all in.
- Gunther Grass


 

If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to
this one utopian principle -
absolute busyness -
then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide:
an age without conflict will dawn,
perpetually busy - and without consciousness.
- Gunther Grass

Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon,
an exception.
It has become the class privilege of the wage earner,
a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever
life is governed by production quotas.
- Gunther Grass

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art is not a study of positive reality,
it is the seeking for ideal truth.
- John Ruskin

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

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

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

To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men,
is the same as saying of some kind of food that it
is very good but that most people can't eat it.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis

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

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

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

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

Art consists of limitation.
The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
- Marshall McLuhan

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

Every human is an artist.
The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

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

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
- Salvador Dali

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

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

Drawing is the honesty of the art.
There is no possibility of cheating.
It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali

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

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France

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

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

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

The history of art is the history of revivals.
- Samuel Butler

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

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

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

Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

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

Wherever art appears, life disappears.
- Robert Motherwell

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
- Gustave Flaubert

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

So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
- John Updike

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

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art,
which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby
since I hadn't made money with it.
- Laurie Anderson

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

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

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

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

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

Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall

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

The principles of true art is not to portray,
but to evoke.
- Jerzy Kosinski

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


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