„Do not waste your faith and love on the political world, but, in the divine world of science and art, offer up your inmost being in a fiery stream of eternal creation.“
— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel German poet, critic and scholar 1772 - 1829
“Ideas,” Lucinde and the Fragments, P. Firchow, trans. (1991), § 106
„In the divine talent of the Creator the word got born and we, by studying this creation attain clear messages of Divine Conscience, Divine Truth, Divine Beauty and Divine knowledge.“
— Laxmi Prasad Devkota Nepali poet 1909 - 1959
Context: In the divine talent of the Creator the word got born and we, by studying this creation attain clear messages of Divine Conscience, Divine Truth, Divine Beauty and Divine knowledge. In the creative imagination of the God, completeness works and provides beautiful lines colors forms to the Truth of God. We realize the 'beautiful' through the sensing of Truth and where there is no Truth there isn't beauty. Keats has said that, 'Truth is beauty and beauty is Truth". This Self-Displaying form of God becomes such known in Artistic creativity that truth becoming beautiful descends to the outer forms of the senses. कला र जीवन (Art and Life)
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow American poet 1807 - 1882
Context: Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art is of ending; Many a poem is marred by a superfluous verse. Elegiac Verse, st. 14 (1879).
— Cyrus H. Gordon American linguist 1908 - 2001
Context: The ancient theory of heroic genealogy... reflects paternity at two levels: human and divine. A man's inheritance comes from his human father, but his qualitative superiority among mortals comes from his divine father. When Odysseus is called Zeus-born (diognēs) this does not mean that the poet has forgotten... that he is the son of human Laertes.... Zeus is often described as impregnating noble ladies, not so much to gratify his lust for women, but because divine parentage was a necessity among the claims of the aristocracy. Odysseus is a superhuman because he is diogenēs; but he is king of Ithaca because of his human father Laertes. Jesus is divine because of his heavenly Father; but he derives his kingship of the Jews from the mortal Joseph, who was heir to the throne (Matthew I). While normative Judaism has has tried to strip the Old Testament of this phenomenon, vestiges have nevertheless remained in the text. Ch.VII Further Observations on Homer <!-- p.244, 1965 paper -->
„I want to say something about Picasso as a revolutionary. A revolution in the history of art is a reflection of the history of society. Art cannot revolutionize society. It is a reflection of that revolution.. You [= Joseph Beuys ] talking in the same interview] have revolutionized art. But I do not see that you have revolutionized society directly. You have depicted what has not yet existed.... art and life are not two separate realms, but they have shifted out of phase with each other.“
— Anselm Kiefer German painter and sculptor 1945
„The square is not a subconscious form. It is the creation of intuitive reason. The face of the new art. The square is a living, regal infant. The first step of pure creation in art.“
— Kazimir Malevich Russian and Soviet artist of polish descent 1879 - 1935
Quote in 'From Cubism and Futurism to Suprematism: The New Realism in Painting', Kazimir Malevich, November 1916
— Emile Zola French writer (1840-1902) 1840 - 1902
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
— Brother Lawrence French Christian monk 1614 - 1691
From the "Fourth Conversation" in The Practice of the Presence of God at Gutenberg.org http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13871.
— Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956
„Only through apprehending, by means of present-day creations, how art is created, can the creations of other periods be genuinely appreciated.“
— Harold Rosenberg American writer and art critic 1906 - 1978
p. 136, "Criticism and Its Premises"
— Michelangelo Buonarroti Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet 1475 - 1564