Quotes on art


It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense. It is images of the past.

~ George Steiner

As the twig is bent the tree inclines.

~ Virgil

Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

~ Proverbs 2515 Bible

No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home. No matter how you lived there-well or poorly.

~ Joseph Brodsky

Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.

~ A. Whitney Brown

She knows what is the best purpose of education not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life.

~ John Mason Brown

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

~ Rachel Carson

For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that you use it so little.

~ Rachel Carson

One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one.

~ Henry Miller

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

~ La Rochefoucauld

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