Quotation Explorer - 'Artistic'

Miss Austen’s novels seem to me vulgar in tone, sterile in artistic invention, imprisoned in the wretched conventions of English society, without genius, wit, or knowledge of the world. Never was life so pinched and narrow. The one problem in the mind of the writer is marriageableness. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience. - Shelley Winters
Not every artistic person should have to be a photographer, but every photographer should be artistic. - Pradeepa Pandiyan
Nine-tenths of all artistic creation derives its basic energy from the engine of repression and sublimation, and well beyond the strict Freudian definition of those terms. attended new College in Oxford. You might like to see my collection of Oxford trees at Rob's Bookshop. - John Fowles
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. - Vincent Van Gogh
Now art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic. - Oscar Wilde
In the fullness of artistic life there is, and remains, and will always come back at times, that homesick longing for the truly ideal life that can never come true. - Vincent Van Gogh
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others. - Vincent Van Gogh
Music (Definition; Noun): The artistic organization of sound for the joy and experience of listening. - Duane Hewitt
Bad as political fiction can be, there is always a politician prepared to make it look artistic by comparison. - Christopher Hitchens
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it. - Pope John Paul II
The artistic temperament is too often only an alibi for lack of responsibility.... - Edmund Crispin
Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative. - W. S. Gilbert
I'd rather be eccentric and artistic, than be normal and have not one inch of art flowing through my heart. - Anthony Liccione
Giving style to one’s character - a great and rare art! It is exercised by those who see all the strengths and weaknesses of their own natures and then comprehend them in an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason and even weakness delights the eye. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The government of my country snubs honest simplicity but fondles artistic villainy, and I think I might have developed into a very capable pickpocket if I had remained in the public service a year or two. - Mark Twain
There's a very fine line between being artistic and being a dickhead - it's like love and hate. - Peter Hook
The ‘Muse’ is not an artistic mystery, but a mathematical equation. The gift are those ideas you think of as you drift to sleep. The giver is that one you think of when you first awake. - Roman Payne
I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic, and a progressive religious experience. - Shelley Winters
A story never ends. The narrator is usually provided with a nice, artistic spot for his voice to stop, but that's about all. - J.D. Salinger
Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music - Herbie Hancock
..it has always been so much my desire to paint for those who don’t know the artistic side of a painting. - Vincent Van Gogh
Pampered content is a public resignation of artistic integrity. - Kevin Focke
You are the artistic painter of your success. Paint your life day-by-day, into the masterpiece of excellence you want. - Mark F. LaMoure
The true, prescriptive artist strives after artistic truth; the lawless artist, following blind instinct, after an appearance of naturalness. The one leads to the highest peaks of art, the other to its lowest depths. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
First-person narrators is the way I know how to write a book with the greatest power and chance of artistic success. - Anne Rice
Ripples of karmic events are best humbly done in an artistic, significant, unique karmic harvests without any forms of retaliation. - Angelica Hopes
Many of us persons of the tinted persuasion care about human rights and artistic freedom too. - Salman Rushdie
We all have an artistic side that we have to express if we want to live a life that feels whole. - Dhani Jones
You don't have to make something that people call art. Living is an artistic activity, there is an art to getting through the day. - Viggo Mortensen
I had artistic classical training, and when you learn the classics for so many years, you might gain audacity, power and confidence to subvert everything. I am like the originals buffoons. I love the rules because I can break them. - Nuno Roque
The advantage of having an artistic tradition is that the younger artist could see an organic link between the real life of one's country and its art work which is a sublimation of that life. - Kuo Pao Kun
Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority--literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political.
I never drew a picture of anything that was before me but always from fancy, a sure sign of the absence of artistic eyesight; and I illustrated my lack of real feeling for art by a very early speech: 'Mama,' said I, 'I have drawed a man. Shall I draw his soul now? - Robert Louis Stevenson
Dance is the language of artistic kinesis. - Pablito Greco
Madam Kluger, pufoasă, apretată şi cu genele atât de albe încât par pudrate cu zahăr, îmi face un cornet artistic [...] - Rodica Ojog-Braşoveanu
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