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Susanne Langer Quotes

I hope you find these Susanne Langer Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Art is the objectification of feeling,
and the subjectification of nature.
- Susanne Langer

If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.
- Susanne Langer

A signal is comprehended if it serves to make us notice
the object or situation it bespeaks.
A symbol is understood when we conceive the idea it presents.
- Susanne Langer

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu


 

Your life is the manifestation of your dream;
it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if
you aren't enjoying the dream.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer


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Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

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

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

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

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

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

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

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

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

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno

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

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
- Twyla Tharp

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

Art hurts.
Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

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

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

All art is autobiographical.
The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
- Federico Fellini

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

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

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

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is
an invention of philosophers...
What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz

I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes

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

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

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

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

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

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall

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

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art;
men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
- E. M. Forster

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

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

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head,
and the heart of man go together.
- John Ruskin

It is art that makes life, makes interest,
makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever
for the force and beauty of its process.
- Max Eastman

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin

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

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

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

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

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

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

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis


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