— Jack London American author, journalist, and social activist 1876 - 1916
Wolf Larsen, Chapter Six
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1886 - 1968
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
Book Sometimes you win Sometimes you Learn
„I don't like a lot of the stuff that goes on in the art world, but it's hard to be old and like what goes on around you. Anyway, the real point is that the things that don't seem to me to be pictorially informed are not so interesting to me.“
— Frank Stella American artist 1936
„The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists.. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.“
— Banksy pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter 1974
taken from ADbusters magazine
„That your art follows her so far as it can, as the disciple does the master, so that your art is as it were grandchild of God.“
— Dante Alighieri Italian poet 1265 - 1321
Canto XI, lines 103–105 (tr. Charles Eliot Norton).
„Why do we think that arts are leisure? Why isn't it arts and science or arts and the most important thing in your life?“
— Julie Taymor American film and theatre director 1952
Context: I used to say that arts were talked about in the arts and leisure page. Now, why would it be arts and leisure? Why do we think that arts are leisure? Why isn't it arts and science or arts and the most important thing in your life? I think that art has become a big scarlet letter in our culture. It's a big "A." And it says, you are an elitist, you're effete, or whatever those things... do you know what I mean? It means you don't connect. And I don't believe that. I think we've patronized our audiences long enough. You can do things that would bring people to another place and still get someone on a very daily mundane moving level but you don't have to separate art from the masses.
„I think that the loss of the house call has been the biggest blow to the art of medicine in this century. Not only has the patient lost this precious attention, but the physician has not found a replacement for the lost intimacy.“
— Patch Adams Physician, activist, diplomat, author 1945
„When you oppose the shaykh, it's like the slave who kills himself over a quarrel with his master. Hey, why are you killing yourself over a quarrel?
He says, So my master will suffer loss.“
— Shams-i Tabrizi 1185-1248, spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi. 1185 - 1248