„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?“

Bill Moyers interview (2002)
Contexto: 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.

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Edvard Munch photo

„My art is rooted in a single reflection: why am I not as others are?.. my art gives meaning to my life.“

—  Edvard Munch Norwegian painter and printmaker 1863 - 1944

Quote in Edvard Munch: Psyche, Symbol and Expression (2001) by Jeffery Howe
after 1930

Stephen King photo
Anthony Burgess photo
E.M. Forster photo
William Blake photo
Ai Weiwei photo

„I think my stance and my way of life is my most important art.“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957

Osnos, Evan. “ It’s Not Beautiful: An Artist Takes On the System http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/05/24/100524fa_fact_osnos?currentPage=all.” New Yorker, May 24, 2010, 54–63.
2010-, 2010

Fernando Pessoa photo

„Why is art beautiful? Because it's useless. Why is life ugly? Because it's all ends and purposes and intentions.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, livro Livro do Desassossego

Ibid., p. 279
The Book of Disquiet
Original: Porque é bela a arte? Porque é inútil. Porque é feia a vida? Porque é toda fins e propósitos e intenções.

Emil Nolde photo
Ludwig Van Beethoven photo

„Do not merely practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; it deserves that, for only art and science can exalt man to divinity.“

—  Ludwig Van Beethoven German Romantic composer 1770 - 1827

Fahre fort, übe nicht allein die Kunst, sondern dringe auch in ihr Inneres; sie verdient es, denn nur die Kunst und die Wissenschaft erhöhen den Menschen bis zur Gottheit.
Letter to Emilie, July 17, 1812.
Quoted in Musical news, Vol. 3 (1892), p. 627

Daniel Buren photo
Marcel Marceau photo
John Hodgman photo

„Science is not science. It's an art, like… art, in a way.“

—  John Hodgman, livro The Areas of My Expertise

October 18, 2007
The Areas of My Expertise (2005), Appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

W. Somerset Maugham photo

„Life isn't long enough for love and art.“

—  W. Somerset Maugham, livro The Moon and Sixpence

Ch. 21, p. 80
The Moon and Sixpence (1919)

Caitlín R. Kiernan photo

„Art is not science. Even when art is about science, it is still art. There cannot be consensus, in the sense that science strives for meaningful consensus.“

—  Caitlín R. Kiernan writer 1964

(15 June 2007)
Unfit for Mass Consumption (blog entries), 2007
Contexto: Art is not science. Even when art is about science, it is still art. There cannot be consensus, in the sense that science strives for meaningful consensus. And unlike science, art is not progressive. Personally, I have my doubts that science can be said to be genuinely progressive, but I'm pretty dammed certain that art is not. Which is not to say that it is not accumulative or accretionary. But the belief that sf writers are out there forecasting the future, that they have some social responsibility to do so, that's malarky, if you ask me. Writers of sf can only, at best, make educated guesses, and usually those guesses are wrong, and clumping together to form a consensus does not in any way insure against history unfolding in one of those other, unpredicted directions. People love to pick out the occasional instances where Jules Verne and William Gibson got it right; they rarely ever point fingers at their miscalls.

Robert G. Ingersoll photo

„The most important thing in this world is liberty. More important than food or clothes — more important than gold or houses or lands — more important than art or science — more important than all religions, is the liberty of man.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

The trial of Charles B. Reynolds for blasphemy (1887)
Contexto: I want you to understand what has been done in the world to force men to think alike. It seems to me that if there is some infinite being who wants us to think alike he would have made us alike. Why did he not do so? Why did he make your brain so that you could not by any possibility be a Methodist? Why did he make yours so that you could not be a Catholic? And why did he make the brain of another so that he is an unbeliever — why the brain of another so that he became a Mohammedan — if he wanted us all to believe alike?
After all, maybe Nature is good enough and grand enough and broad enough to give us the diversity born of liberty. Maybe, after all, it would not be best for us all to be just the same. What a stupid world, if everybody said yes to everything that everybody else might say.
The most important thing in this world is liberty. More important than food or clothes — more important than gold or houses or lands — more important than art or science — more important than all religions, is the liberty of man.

F. Scott Fitzgerald photo
William Blake photo

„Why art thou silent and invisible,
Father of Jealousy?“

—  William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827

To Nobodaddy, st. 1
1790s

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“