The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.
To a poet the mere making of a poem can seem to solve the problem of truth, but only a problem of art is solved in poetry.
To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art – that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.
The first thing I learned in boxing is to not get hit. That’s the art of boxing. Execute your opponent without getting hit. In sports school, we were putting our hands behind our backs and having to defend ourselves with our shoulders, by rolling, by moving round the ring, moving out feet.
Trouble with women. Can’t do any art and be married if you’re in love with your wife.
Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.
Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.
Little do we find any Phoenician architecture or plastic art at all comparable even to those of Italy, to say nothing of the lands where art was native.
This is the merit and distinction of art: to be more real than reality, to be not nature but nature’s essence.
Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry.