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I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic. Clive Bell
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. John Kenneth Galbraith
To hold a pen is to be at war. Voltaire
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. Samuel Butler
I call a fig a fig, a spade a spade. Menander
Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art. John Updike
Today what is more important for me is performance. At the risk of sounding immodest, I have done it all - 61 movies over 12 years. But now I am looking for quality. It's easy to be a star. Now I want to be an actress. Karisma Kapoor
Nobody complains that Bernini's sculptures are too darn real, right? Or that Norman Rockwell's paintings are too creepy. Well, robots can seem real and be loved, too. We're trying to make a new art medium out of robotics. David Hanson
I've only gotten directly offered two or three movies, ever. I don't have the luxury of being able to say no a lot, and I don't really have the luxury of just getting to pick and choose certain things. If I did, I probably would choose even more different roles than I've played. Madeline Zima
A work of art is one through which the consciousness of the artist is able to give its emotions to anyone who is prepared to receive them. There is no such thing as bad art. Muriel Rukeyser
To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life. William Samuel Johnson
There are lots of people with mental health disabilities, and that's just the way their life is; it's not like you see it in the movies. Andy Behrman
It really comes down to the fact that, because I was perceived as a bad guy for leaving the show, I think people were rooting against the movies. That was really unfortunate. David Caruso
It's a sad commentary on our time - to use a phrase much favored by my late father - that people increasingly celebrate Christmas Day by going to the movies. Michael Dirda
Art, whatever form it takes, requires hard work, craftsmanship and creativity. As a writer, I know my grammar, cadence, the music of prose, and the art of the narrative. F. Sionil Jose
For poets today or in any age, the choice is not between freedom on the one hand and abstruse French forms on the other. The choice is between the nullity and vanity of our first efforts, and the developing of a sense of idiom, form, structure, metre, rhythm, line - all the fundamental characteristics of this verbal art. James Fenton
I've played a lot of mothers in my movies. Vera Farmiga
It's rare that movies can sort of capture the tone of life; movies always feel like they have to be one thing or another. Jonathan Levine
I've done movies with a sword before. But I haven't really been given the full responsibility of something like a Ridley Scott film. Orlando Bloom
I think that films or indeed any art work should be made in a way that they are infinitely viewable; so that you could go back to it time and time again, not necessarily immediately but over a space of time, and see new things in it, or new ways of looking at it. Peter Greenaway
I've been in so many good movies that I felt like nobody saw; it's a pretty dreadful feeling. Woody Harrelson
The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide. Keanu Reeves
Performance art can be produced in a coffee house setting. Jack Bowman
Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable. Charles Baudelaire
I enjoyed being in movies when I was a boy. As a child you're not acting - you believe. Roddy McDowall
If I make two movies my entire life, and they're two movies that - whether they make a lot of money or two people go to see them - they speak of me, then I consider them incredibly successful. I don't need to be Steven Spielberg. Jodie Foster
I want to make, like, 8,000 movies. Clara Mamet
I like movies I can relate to. Kim Cattrall
The genuine artist is never 'true to life.' He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life. Wallace Stevens
Movies will end up being this esoteric art form, where only singular people will put films out in a small group of theaters. M. Night Shyamalan
Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression. Arthur Erickson
All of the art that I love is about peeling back layers and delving into something that's in a subconscious or dream realm. People like Jan Svankmajer, or the artist Yoshimoto Nara, or David Lynch. Bat for Lashes
I don't think you can be taught how to make art. You can be coached, but on a fundamental level you have to figure it out for yourself. You have to learn how your own mind works, figure out your own relationship to the art; you essentially have to invent it completely for yourself. Philipp Meyer
It is a real piece of art if you can make a waltz sound like it is the easiest piece of music to play, because it's really not. Andre Rieu
Repetitiveness and discipline are the secrets of cake decorating. The art comes from the meticulous technique, the way it does for a dancer. Ron Ben-Israel
In opera, as with any performing art, to be in great demand and to command high fees you must be good of course, but you must also be famous. The two are different things. Luciano Pavarotti
I'm not a craftsman of graphics or art or film. I'm more of an idea generator and manufacturer. Mike Mills
Art, well good art at least, takes you to a place you go during the experience of it, and then after you experience it you are different. Nile Rodgers
Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art. Paul Theroux
Through art, you create your own world. Daphne Guinness
'Superbad' and 'Remember the Titans' - two movies I can watch over and over again. I watch 'Superbad' whenever I need to laugh. Carl Hagelin
My only real contact with what my father did was that he could get 16-millimeter prints, so every weekend we would show two or three movies at home. But our house wasn't frequented by stars. My father's personal life was his personal life, and it was separate from his professional life. Stanley R. Jaffe
Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century. Marshall McLuhan
There is a method to the madness of James Patterson's success. Co-writing with him is a terrific learning experience, particularly in the art of crafting a perfect thriller. The collaboration also gives me an opportunity to access a wider global audience. Ashwin Sanghi
The Midwest isn't somewhere you mix with those from the performing arts. But my mum and dad would go off to Chicago every so often to see shows. They would bring back the albums and the movies, those little eight metres, and we would all watch. I think that was when I fell in love with acting. Willem Dafoe
Maybe when I stop making movies, I'll understand my work better. Dario Argento
Narrative art, the novel, from Murasaki to Proust, has produced great works of poetry. Eugenio Montale
To be involved with movies that become kind of cult classics... I've been very fortunate. 'The Warriors' is certainly a cult classic, and 'Xanadu' is, to a certain degree, a cult classic as well. Michael Beck
Art and mass entertainment and propaganda, they can all be plotted on the same graph, but there is a difference. David Mamet
Early-twentieth-century abstraction is art's version of Einstein's Theory of Relativity. It's the idea that changed everything everywhere: quickly, decisively, for good. Jerry Saltz
I remember when I was in art classes, I hated following the assignments. And I would get in trouble for doing something totally different or taking it in a weird direction. Chang-Rae Lee
It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it. Havelock Ellis
Sometimes words are not needed, and the simplicity of expressing yourself through an art form is one of the best ways of communication. Emmanuel Jal
Most art is fragile and some should be placed and never moved away. Donald Judd
If you know somethin' well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin' chickens. Grandma Moses
Like Hollywood movies, MTV and blue jeans, fast food has become one of America's major cultural exports. Eric Schlosser
As an actor, the ambition is to play interesting characters. And in the indie genre world, the budgets are low. That allows me, as an actor, not to have a financial value behind my name, to justify me being in these bigger parts for these types of movies. A. J. Bowen
The whole Modernist lie is that art is about the artist. Thomas Kinkade
In an ever-changing technological landscape, where today's platforms are not tomorrow's platforms, the key seems to be that any one of these spaces can use a dose of humanity and art and culture. Ze Frank
In our film profession you may have Gable's looks, Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes, but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage. Frank Capra
Prior to that I produced a couple of TV movies for CBS, but the truth of the matter is that I burned out for a couple of years. I didn't do anything for a while, apart from taking up golf, for which I got a four handicap. Gil Gerard
My livelihood depends on the art of animators. Andy Serkis
Directing is a tremendous art. Steve Guttenberg
The system is the work of art; the visual work of art is the proof of the System. The visual aspect can't be understood without understanding the system. It isn't what it looks like but what it is that is of basic importance. Sol LeWitt
Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building. John Osborne
I was originally going to be a lawyer, and the only thing I remember from the art of cross-examination is - you can see this one coming up Sixth Avenue - never ask a question the answer to which you do not know. James Lipton
Well Ice H20 is my company that I plan to take to the next level with new artists, books, movies and so forth. It's more like a multimedia brand that I want to take to the next level and put some talented people on. Raekwon
Men want a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue. That is what is written in their hearts. That is what little boys play at. That is what men's movies are about. You just see it. It is undeniable. John Eldredge
In my home country, there was a little shop with old books, but it was really in the countryside. You couldn't find English books. I found this very avant-garde American art book that had information about Georgia O'Keeffe. I was very much impressed by her. Yayoi Kusama
You can make a thousand different movies about the same subject. Pedro Almodovar
Art has to change things, and if it was immediately acceptable it would not be doing the job. Antony Gormley
I've used mirrors in a lot of movies. I think the mirror is an extraordinary thing, also the reflective, a reflection in water, etc. Nicolas Roeg
You see a lot of these movies that are really just 90-minute video games. The effects are incredible. I get it: There's an art to that, terrific. I'm not interested in it, but there's an art to that I suppose. Jeff Daniels
Oh I love horror movies, yeah. I think my favorite movie growing up was 'The Omen.' I actually wanted to be that little kid. Norman Reedus
What is modern art but the attempt to pinpoint vague, incorporeal, inexpressible sensations? What is modern art, I would add, but the most solemn pile of nonsense that ever appeared on Earth? Italo Calvino
I'm literally driving in the middle of the night, and my phone rings, and my manager says, 'How would you like to be the host of the 'Daily Show?'' I get out the car, and I didn't have legs. You know in those movies where there's an explosion? But instead of the sound of the explosion, you hear the silence. That's literally what happened. Trevor Noah
My dad traveled a lot, so I only usually saw him on weekends, growing up. His favorite actors in the world were Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds. If Clint or Burt had a movie out, we would go to the movies. He didn't like movies, generally, unless Clint or Burt were in them. William Earl Brown
Frankly, most governments are used to lying to each other - to a degree that most people would find shocking. Part of diplomacy is the art of strategic lying. Jonathan Turley
I have to assume that everybody interprets a piece of art they're exposed to as if it's already perfect in its wholeness, without knowing any backstory. Damian Loeb
I just want to sing, I want to work on my music, I want to make my movies, that's all I want to do. Marc Anthony
What I look for in a script is the plot point and whether they're strong, obviously, or not, whether the characters are rich or not, and if I can do justice to the character or not. Some movies you look at and the script is so bad that no one can do anything with the script. Larenz Tate
Bond is the longest-running franchise ever and there's a reason for that: they are action movies but they are also touched by current events without being political or too serious. Javier Bardem
One of the things you do when you make a piece of art is you try to make the world you'd rather be in. Brian Eno
I hope that through my work, artists will take some chances, break some rules, and make art that comes from inside of them. I would like to be remembered as a kind person, a great Mom, and a bit unruly - in a good way! Angela Cartwright
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them. Paul Hawken
I've never been a big fan of subtle art. I like art that gets deep into my head and starts my brain spinning with new ideas and inspiration and my whole body is full of energy. Jello Biafra
All architecture, classical or not, must have some sense of order, and order is much harder to achieve without the straight lines and right angles that have dominated the building art from time immemorial. Martin Filler
I know melody. I know rhythm; I know bass guitar; I know the piano. I know everything about music that helps build the music that go along with creating the whole art form, you know what I'm saying? Nayvadius Cash
We haven't lost romance in the digital age, but we may be neglecting it. In doing so, antiquated art forms are taking on new importance. The power of a handwritten letter is greater than ever. It's personal and deliberate and means more than an e-mail or text ever will. Ashton Kutcher
'St. Elmo's Fire' is one of my favorite films. I like the storytelling of those teenage American films. You don't get that now. Teenage American movies are all about sick jokes, puking a lot, arse jokes. James McAvoy
Because I could dance, my folks went through hell so I could be in movies. But I didn't dance in pictures. I cried! At one point I had polio, which I believe was a result of the stress I felt in the studios. David Holt
I grew up watching Letterman, 'Seinfeld,' 'SNL,' and Monty Python movies. But nothing made me want to get into comedy more than when 'Mr. Show' started airing. Joe Mande
The biggest mistakes I made in my career were when I said, 'If I do this movie, I'll be able to do a couple more movies.' Those are the times I really got ugly. Kiefer Sutherland
My advice to young people wanting to make music and to be in this industry is to really spend your time making music. Make so much music you have no friends. Make music. Figure out what it is you love, and... because if you're making cool art, then everything else will fall into line. Lorde
When I look at great works of art or listen to inspired music, I sense intimate portraits of the specific times in which they were created. Billy Joel
It didn't matter that Charlie Chaplin may not have been a great director or a great anything else. He made great movies. Jon Landau
Art and activism seem to go together naturally, the idea being that if you're an entertainer, you can have a voice, and if you have a voice, you can make a difference. But if I were not an actress, I would still try to extend myself beyond my little micro-universe of my job, family and personal joy. Salma Hayek
I just watch movies I like over and over. It seems to be a lot of sci-fi stuff. My favorites are probably - besides the first two 'Alien' films, I watch '2001', I watch 'Star Wars', the first ones, because those actually had a huge effect on me as well, 'Empire Strikes Back' especially. Neill Blomkamp
I don't have this obsessive need to do street art all the time because it's already opened doors for me. Shepard Fairey
I'm just glad I've had these opportunities to be geeks in some really awesome movies. Christopher Mintz-Plasse
I specialize in cool inside movie news. Specifically, the news from movies that excite us fans. Harry Knowles
We were doing performance art as far back as 1965, just not calling it that. Joseph Jarman
Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great. Enid Nemy
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced. Leo Tolstoy
The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness. Joan Miro
My life is a monument to procrastination, to the art of putting things off until later, or much later, or possibly never. Craig Brown
I guess you just feel like there's a whole story that's not being told in movies. You're only seeing the macho guy version of a story that from the woman's side, may be completely different. Heather Graham
I really like Gwyneth Paltrow a lot, as far as her career, because I think she's done a lot of small movies but she's also done great, big movies, and she's a really great actress. Emma Roberts
I loved that these two guys argued with each other as if movies actually mattered. Nobody I knew talked about movies that way, but Siskel and Ebert took each movie as it came and talked about whether it was a success on its own terms. Sarah Vowell
They wanted me to do Scream 2, and I hate talking about movies I turned down, because it sounds judgmental. There's nothing wrong with horror movies. I enjoy watching them. The main reason I turn a part down is if I think I won't be good. Casey Affleck
Photography has been a passion of mine since I was 15. After my kids were born I found myself incorporating my photography into different art endeavors and from there it just blossomed. Angela Cartwright
I love movies, I love television and I know that the kind of stuff I love to watch and that's what I want to do. Kim Shaw
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. Pablo Picasso
I wanted to write something from a child's viewpoint... Five of the characters I have played in movies have either been abused or became abusers, themselves, and I just kind of felt like there was a need. Meg Tilly
I'm actually scared of horror movies. I'm kind of Scaredy Cat when it comes to that stuff. Jennifer Love Hewitt
To be an artist, you don't have to compose music or paint or be in the movies or write books. It's just a way of living. It has to do with paying attention, remembering, filtering what you see and answering back, participating in life. Viggo Mortensen
If you go to Sundance, the experience that I've had there as a viewer is... there's like a hundred movies there, and you've got to figure out what movies are sold out, what can you see. Sometimes you go to see movies that you don't know anything about because it just works into your schedule. Tim Heidecker
You know, usually with movies there are periods, dark areas, where I might not be getting what I wanted out of a theme. I'll have to go over and over it again. Trevor Rabin
I majored in Chinese Studies. I'm probably the only director of chicken Indian zombie movies who can speak pretty good Mandarin. Lloyd Kaufman
I made about 56 movies, I think. Not that many. Angela Lansbury
The newsprint thesp celebrity interview as a middle-brow art form suffers from desperate overproduction. There'll be at least 10 in the broadsheets today and every Sunday hereafter. Peter York
Robert Rauschenberg was not a giant of American art; he was the giant. No American created so many aesthetic openings for so many artists. Jerry Saltz
For one thing, I don't think art needs to be about suffering; sometimes it really seems like it's only the art about pain that is interpreted as profound, and in my work for years I've really tried to deal with subjects that are substantial, not just fluffy, but presented in a more playful, approachable kind of way. Ellen Forney
I feel that my environment reflects my belief in the grace and art and elegance of living simply. bell hooks
Why haven't I made more movies? Nobody asked me. Elaine Stritch
Movies portray men as tough guys. Geoffrey Canada
I love movies that are just straight-up exploitation, but the ones that endure and the ones that last are the ones where the filmmakers put in that extra level of thought; after 25 years you put them on in front of an audience, and they'll respond to it and enjoy it. Eli Roth
A few years after 'Melrose Place,' when the luster of 'Melrose Place' wore off and what was left was just the stink, and I was just doing bad TV movies, that was a personal low point. I felt I needed to stop doing those, and I did. Grant Show
I lost my front tooth in rugby league when a fat guy from Bellevue Hill kicked me in the face as I got up from a tackle to mark him. I made this decision not to cap the tooth because I thought it was false. But I didn't make any movies as a teenager, and I had a very hard time with girls and stuff. Russell Crowe
It dawned on me that art was the way I could survive. Maurice Sendak
I like movies where you feel like you're going into another world, and no matter how many times you watch it, you're gonna see something new in that world. That level of detail really inspires me. Nicolas Cage
We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city. Alvar Aalto
I believe that an art exhibition can be engaging, fun and deeply intellectually satisfying and serious. These are not contradictory concepts in art. Jeffrey Deitch
I would say the connection between art and science is very tenuous for me. It's just that I'm interested in both. I don't think that my interest in art affects the kind of science that I do. Janna Levin
I'm so grateful for what Disney gave me and the experiences that I got, but at the end of the day, I can do so much more than what I did on that channel and in those movies. Ashley Tisdale
I have very vivid dreams - almost always action-adventure. I'm often on the run. I've always had dreams. When I was little, I'd go to sleep with my head on my hands, which were in fists like I was looking through a camera. I felt like sleep was the movies - just drifting off to the movies. Sarah Silverman
Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. George Jean Nathan
It is unhappily true that much insincere Literature and Art, executed solely with a view to effect, does succeed by deceiving the public. George Henry Lewes
I think it should be ambitious and good music does deal with life and art and all these wonderful things. Jonny Greenwood
Watching movies in the U.S. is great fun because they get every joke, they smile, they laugh so much; it's a great feeling. Jet Li
Things like anatomy and drawing and design and color had pretty much been drop-kicked out of the curriculum in the '70s, when I was studying art, in favor of abstraction and minimalism. David Small
I got it into my head that I was going to be starring in movies that I wrote, so that's what I did. I stopped acting in all things, and I wrote my first script, which was optioned a week after I finished it. Larry Bishop
I love the movies, and when I go to see a movie that's been made from one of my books, I know that it isn't going to be exactly like my novel because a lot of other people have interpreted it. But I also know it has an idea that I'll like because that idea occurred to me, and I spent a year, or a year and a half of my life working on it. Stephen King
The comic is today's western, so many movies, and I think that if actors want to optimize their longevity, it's important for them to meet the fans because those fans are so loyal and will show up at any movie or tune in to any television show they're on. Erin Gray
Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization. Federico Garcia Lorca
Let's face it, making movies is all risk. Most of the time, batting average-wise, the reward does not outweigh the risk. John Slattery
Very often I've known people who wouldn't say a word to each other, but they'd go to see movies together and experience life that way. Martin Scorsese
Art is such an important part of our culture. Rosanna Arquette
Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind. Clive Bell
And then after a while he got me a job at the video store next door. I used to lock up the store and go next door and hang out all the time and watch movies and stuff. Jason Mewes
Anything is an art if you do it at the level of an art. Richard Avedon
I am a real person that cares about his art and cares about what he's doing - I have a heart and a soul and want to touch people and give. LL Cool J
The movies were custard compared to politics. Nancy Reagan
When I was a kid, I would make kung fu movies with the kids in the neighborhood, and I would be the guy behind the camera directing everybody, but they were all very silly little shorts and comedy bits. Dan Fogler
There used to be a lot of industry in Montreal, and now there's not, so it's really easy to get huge, empty spaces where you can practice and make music or make art for very, very cheap. Grimes
I'm actually pretty afraid of scary movies, so I can't watch them at night, but I am a fan during the daytime! Taissa Farmiga
I did 14 movies in six years, I had a cartoon TV show, and I don't want to do that again. I just want to make unique pieces of art. That's why I quit everything when I was 14 and sat around for eight years before I did another movie. Macaulay Culkin
My anxiety level of my own work and what I'm doing and focusing on my art and all of that stuff? That's fundamental. Sufjan Stevens
Bantam has an incredible team working on my books, and I'm so thrilled that the art department is so amazing, since those covers are the 'face' of my stories! Julie Kenner
I would like the people that buy my clothes to understand that for me it's one small piece of art. Roberto Cavalli
Usually I do everything reverse. I practice something in movies and then I try it in real life. John Cusack
I wanted to work in the arts. My dream come true would be to be an architectural historian and work with the royal palaces and all the fabulous art collections. But I'm not committed enough. Jaye Davidson
Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary techniques and very impressive special effects but sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things. Catherine Deneuve
Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is. Robert Smithson
My reputation for writing quickly and effortlessly notwithstanding, I am strongly in favor of intelligent, even fastidious revision, which is, or certainly should be, an art in itself. Joyce Carol Oates
Twenty years ago my parents wouldn't know who the X-Men were, and now everybody knows that stuff. It means that deconstruction of the superhero is something you can do. All those movies have led to a point where we can finally have 'Watchmen' with a Superman character who doesn't want to save the world and a Batman who has trouble in bed. Zack Snyder
I made a lot of different experiments with tapes at that time, until I finally realized around 1995, that sound is an interesting subject for me. Ever since then sound got more and more integrated into my art works, musically as well as physically. Alva Noto
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate. John Keats
Do we value privacy in any real way? Thinking about blogs, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace... all these suggest we value exposure rather more. And instead of challenging this transformation, as they are supposed to - certainly at the more thoughtful edges of the art - novelists are buying into it wholesale. Guy Gavriel Kay
I think grown-ups don't go to movies because they're much more discerning. Joseph Bologna
I like to go shopping, to the movies, all the girl stuff. Just a normal girl. Victoria Azarenka
I think so much of the horror film is about our primal instincts, and our primal instincts are not just towards violence. It's also towards sex. I feel like horror movies, as much as they're about violence, they're also about sex. It's about our instincts, so in that regard, it's crucial that you honor both of those things. Drew Goddard
I think there's an instinct to make grotesque horror films that are purely carnal, like the 'Saw' movies. Amber Heard
I am not a food critic. Or a chef. Or even a professional writer. What I am schooled in the art of, however, is enjoying myself. Jewel Staite
The two Hindi movies that I did were not marketed well, and so not many people came to watch the film, hence the audience doesn't know much about me. I am a newcomer, and I cannot sell a film on my own. There has to be a backing in terms of producers. Tena Desae
I've done movies with Oliver Stone and Michael Mann. And I've done quite a few dramas in my time, from the theatre to film work. I just think the audience is used to seeing me on 'Saturday Night Live,' and 'K-9,' and 'Curly Sue' and of course, 'According to Jim.' I think that my comedies have been the most popular. James Belushi
Fast bowling is an art, like spin bowling. Kapil Dev
Buildings should serve people, not the other way around. John Portman
I always enjoyed movies and in hindsight I realise how captivating they were to me. Adam Brody
I'm an actor, and I love the art of creating a character. Lee Norris
Just as Darwin discovered the law of development of organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc. Friedrich Engels
If art is any good, it has so much of a longer trajectory than one night. Contemporary art is separate from art openings. In the end, it depends on the strength of ideas in each piece. Elizabeth Peyton
You cannot set art off in a corner and hope for it to have vitality, reality, and substance. Charles Ives
My favorite films, I would put my answering machine up to the television set and hit record. I'd tape my favorite movies and then I could go back and listen to them again. I only had the soundtrack, I didn't have the visuals. But I think it made me really pay attention to the soundtracks. Mark Mothersbaugh
I don't see all the movies that come out. Ray Walston
Seek art from every time and place, in any form, to connect with those who really move you. Martha Beck
At the end of the day, audiences just want to laugh and be entertained. They want to escape from their reality, and that's why we make movies, to get people to escape from the realities. Brett Ratner
I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look. An easy Angeleno uniform, so to speak. But for my role on 'Suits,' I'm dressed in Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, and Prada almost every day. And therein lies the difference. For work, I wear art; in real life, I wear clothes. Meghan Markle
I make movies for money, exclusively for money. Klaus Kinski
I was interested in making work that physically changed as it circulated through the art world. Walead Beshty
I love the art of acting, so I don't care if I'm in a movie with 10 people, two people, or by myself. I just really enjoy it. Taraji P. Henson
To make great movies, there is an element of risk. You have to say, 'Well, I am going to make this film, and it is not really a sure thing.' Francis Ford Coppola
I have been pregnant in so many movies it's ridiculous. Jennifer Aniston
But theater, because of its nature, both text, images, multimedia effects, has a wider base of communication with an audience. That's why I call it the most social of the various art forms. Wole Soyinka
When I was doing comedy in New York, before I was in movies, I was never known as the deadpan actress. I was just a comedienne. Aubrey Plaza
Fear is a problem with film music and films; people want to be conventional, and there's more commercialism today. If you are not daring in your art, you're bankrupt. Alex North
I had those kind of parents where I watched all of these very sophisticated movies: 'Five Easy Pieces', 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.' Sam Rockwell
I understand it all. I can write my own ticket for one or two movies. But if they're not the right ones, my ticket gets yanked. I understand that's how it works, and I'm okay with it. Cuba Gooding, Jr.
I've been trying to make this argument that digital comics and print comics are both art, but there are subtle differences. Jim Lee
Until I began to learn to draw, I was never much interested in looking at art. Richard P. Feynman
My all-time favorites that I always go back to are films by the director John Cassavetes. The movies he made, the work he left behind, have been a big influence for my work. Nina Hoss
Change is an internal thing. Different things happen or transform, and music and art is a documentation of that. Matisyahu
Horror is so often a 'thinkless' genre, sort of considered popcorn movies, but you really put a lot of, not just heart and soul, but a lot of physical energy into it. Fran Kranz
'Portnoy's Complaint' was very far out there, and movies have always worked when you have either a funny situation between two or more people or a very dramatic situation. There's not that much difference. Richard D. Zanuck
Romance can end, but I don't think art really ends, as romantic as that might sound. Stew
I was a fine arts major in college, and a painter for many years. And I found that, like writing, art is very similar. Kami Garcia
There's a lot of other movies I like, but I don't even pay attention to directors to tell you the truth. Jason Mewes
There is a deep question whether the possible meanings that emerge from an effort to explain the experience of art may not mask the real meanings of a work of art. Jerome Bruner
I've always loved pinup art, and I've always enjoyed drawing women. I think it was a conscious decision that has resulted in me getting almost exclusive work on comics where the main character is female. Adam Hughes
The only thing I'm nervous about is talking to guests like human beings, because all of my interviews so far have been attacking people. I have a genuine concern about sitting across from an actor whose movies I obviously haven't seen. John Oliver
I had done some TV movies that were great experiences but, no, I wasn't looking to do a series. Victor Garber
Criticism is the art of appraising others at one's own value. George Jean Nathan
Filming movies and TV are vastly different. Film is more of slower pace. You usually have more time to develop characters, and it sometimes takes up to 3 months to film one movie. Sometimes you'll spend half the day filming one scene. TV moves much faster. It takes about 10 days to film an episode. Chad Lindberg
I grew up watching all these crazy movies, European movies and stuff, and I guess that I always laughed at things that were a little more offbeat. Louis C. K.
When I was at school, you couldn't draw and be into football, too. If you were into art, then you were seen as an absolute pansy, and there was no way you'd be admitted to the guys' world of football. Peter Capaldi
I enjoy about 1 out of 100 movies, it's about the same proportion to books published that I care to read. Jim Harrison
Britain has nurtured me and made me able to make movies that have travelled round the world. Gurinder Chadha
I think it would be very boring dramatically to have a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults. To me, the most important thing is to be truthful. Spike Lee
Before I was a cosplayer, I was a fan artist. I would draw my favorite characters and sell the pieces at art auctions. But once I discovered cosplay, it was like, 'I don't have to draw my favorite characters, I can become my favorite characters.' Yaya Han
There are a handful of talented individuals that are always going to do a better job. If you look at the amount of TV shows or movies, there's only a handful that rise to the top. Chad Hurley
I picked up the bass kind of postpunk-style. There's a real art to not learning how to play an instrument and being able to still play it. Kim Gordon
I love football movies. Kim Dickens
Wishing to open my mouth, O brethren, and speak on the exalted theme of humility, I am filled with fear, even as a man who understands that he is about to discourse concerning God with the art of his own words. For humility is the raiment of the Godhead. Isaac of Nineveh
I was never interested in being powerful or famous. But once I got to film school and learned about movies, I just fell in love with it. I didn't care what kind of movies I made. George Lucas
In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn't know art, just as it doesn't know freedom, just as it doesn't know goodness. Ivan Turgenev
I often want to go to the movies and see something that transports you beyond the infinite. Jonathan Nolan
I hate horror movies, with a passion. Katee Sackhoff
Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love - to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved. Isadora Duncan
'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' was this role that utterly fell into my lap and changed my life. Tim Blake Nelson
The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible. Jacques Chirac
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation. Salvador Dali
Art doesn't spring from the muses alone, but from hard work. Tom Rachman
I've been awfully busy, and I haven't gone to many movies. Jeffrey Jones
Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that's hard for a puritan to understand. Gunter Grass
The Elgin Marbles were supposed to be on the Parthenon. For many works of art, a museum is an artificial setting - a zoo, not a natural habitat. Virginia Postrel
I don't believe in very many things, but art is definitely one of them. And at the top of that list, film and art influence our world's culture much more than many of us understand and fully respect. Megan Ellison
My retirement is both voluntary and involuntary. One reason, and this is voluntary, is the impact of television. All old movies are turning up on television, and frankly, making pictures doesn't interest me anymore. Another reason is that the film industry is in a declining state. Randolph Scott
Growing up in Hollywood, like I did, I have a passion and a love for the movies, so I go to the cinema all the time. Leonard Slatkin
I feel like movies, if there's any kind of budget whatsoever, there's so much sitting, and I really like to work. Otherwise my blood sugar just drops, you know, six hours sitting in a camper. Mary-Louise Parker
Movies are extremely imitative of one another. Whatever works, people will try to do it. Octavia E. Butler
One of the things that I find so exciting about life is that you're constantly surprised. You never know what's going to happen, and it's certainly like that making movies; every once in a while, one will come along that transcends all of your expectations. Jeff Bridges
Unlike with any other art form, filmmakers have this unique web of festivals. There are hundreds. It is a democratic system in which you submit films, and if they are good enough, they play. The only barrier to entry is the submission fee. Jason Reitman
I want people to go to the movies. I am the man of the spectacle. I'm playing. Roman Polanski
Films with female protagonists don't attract many eyeballs. Most of them are perceived as feminist films. If Bollywood starts giving women major roles in entertaining movies, then the audience, too, will open up to the idea of watching commercial films in which the actresses do more than just play the role of the hero's love interest. Bipasha Basu
Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it. Vanessa Mae
Art gives me the freedom I don't have when I make music. Marilyn Manson
The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere - in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves. No one would desire not to be beautiful. When we experience the beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming. John O'Donohue
Radio is the art form of sports casting. If you're any good, you can do a great job on radio. Chick Hearn
My dad was a low budget film director. I grew up as a kid making movies, based on the love of seeing what my dad was doing. Robert Stromberg
I still do television. I don't care. I just want to work. I love to work. I want to do 500 movies. Brion James
Yes, the more I go through life I realize that there's really no separation between practice and art at all. The two things more and more become one rather than two different aspects of my life. Meredith Monk
No, 'F/X 2' was a job. I enjoyed doing it but that was definitely a job. I wrote that, I didn't direct it but 'Candyman' and the earlier horror movies I made, I was completely into horror and suspense and always have been. It's informed everything I've done, even the way scenes are shot in 'Kinsey and 'Gods and Monsters.' Bill Condon
You really can't do a remake. I mean, 'King Kong' needed its turn to be remade. It needed an update. But the 'Bad News Bears,' or 'The Shaggy D.A.,' those are classic movies. I think they did a good job of remaking them, but it's just not the same thing. Nobody can top Tatum O'Neal. It just isn't the same. Carly Schroeder
Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession. Andre Breton
I grew up watching science fiction and action movies. I love it. I absolutely love it! Katee Sackhoff
Movies are an expensive business. Albert Brooks
Movies are usually difficult, often insane, constantly challenging and always strangely amusing to make. Yahoo Serious
In the the late seventies and early eighties, I played background roles in thirty movies... Woody Allen movies, Scorsese films, you name it. Whatever was being shot in New York, I was doing stand-in and background work because I wanted to be close to the camera; I wanted to see what was going on. Tobin Bell
All my movies have an autobiographical dimension, but that is indirectly, through the personages. In fact, I am behind everything that happens and that is said, but I am never talking about myself in first person singular. Pedro Almodovar
I feel really humbled because I decided to go on Twitter, and all of my fans on Twitter say one thing consistently every single day, and that is, 'When are you coming back in movies?' I didn't even think people missed me that much. Preity Zinta
Performance is there, and if you are not there in that moment it happened, it just stays in the memory. It's so immaterial and something this immaterial is very difficult to collect. Its difficult to buy, its how we can buy immaterial art. Marina Abramovic
The ultimate art form of fashion is couture. I completely geek out when it comes to couture. It shows fashion as it used to be. I don't know how many people can actually afford the clothes, but in a way, that's beside the point. Diane Kruger
There's only one reason for my whole life, and that's art. Nothing else counts; nothing else gives me pleasure; nothing else gives me satisfaction. Philip Johnson
Andy Warhol defined Pop Art. Jeffrey Deitch
The sculptor Frosty Myers and I met when we were bidding against each other at an auction. He's an eccentric, a liberal with a collection of rifles, and his stuff is big art. We share a love of tractors. I'm trading him one for a piece of art. Mark Ruffalo
Songwriting is an art unto itself, not to be confused with performing. Jo Stafford
I think it's what art should do: make you feel less alone - either in the quest for truth or in dealing with any pain you have. Brendan Gleeson
There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone. Duke Ellington
Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities. Marcus Terentius Varro
I think it's always difficult to reconcile the needs of art and business. Christian Lacroix
There was a point in time where I was doing movies to be able to afford to live in a certain way. Ashton Kutcher
I'm very much into the costuming of any character that I portray and it's one of the great things about making movies is it's a collaborative art form so you get all these artists who are looking specifically about for this instance your character's costume and what that might tell about your character. Jeff Bridges
Some of my favorite movies are just movies that are just good stories, and aren't necessarily big budget movies or anything. Miranda Cosgrove
Politics is the art of realizing what there is to realize. Adam Michnik
After 9/11, if people made movies about terrorism, the U.S. was evil and Muslims were misunderstood: 'Lions for Lambs,' 'Stop-Loss,' 'Rendition.' Well, all these movies didn't do particularly well. In Hollywood, people scratched their heads, but the reason they didn't do well is because in Middle America, people want to see their values triumph. Brad Thor
I think a scientist's job is to explore the Universe, to explore the cosmos around us. People always want to know - why is that useful? Well, on just pure fundamental grounds, on some level it's like art, it's like umm, music, it's aesthetics, it's like philosophy. You want to know where you are in the Universe. Brian Schmidt
Art is man's nature; nature is God's art. Philip James Bailey
And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music. Karlheinz Stockhausen
The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success. James Cash Penney
Art is all about the experience. I could say I don't really relate to opera, but then you watch Placido Domingo, and you go, 'Blimey, look at that.' David Harewood
There's very few dork movies made by dorks. Zack Snyder
We were raised without movies, theater or music. We had only nature, the hills, the trees. When I got on the set of 'Manon,' I wasn't star-struck because I didn't know what a star was. Emmanuelle Beart
I love fashion. I love couture. I'm going to erect a shelf in my bedroom with an art light to be the spot for the shoes of the month. Sandra Bullock
Filmmaking, like any other art, is a very profound means of human communication; beyond the professional pleasure of succeeding or the pain of failing, you do want your film to be seen, to communicate itself to other people. Kenneth Lonergan
I did a series of these soft-core horror movies called 'Mirror Mirror.' I got killed in 'em all - and each time, I came back as a different character. They were all straight-to-video. Mark Ruffalo
I guess art itself is insane. Its actual function is rarely clear, and yet people give their hearts and souls and lives to it, and have for all of history. Damien Chazelle
I don't think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today. But it's certainly worth a try. Steven Spielberg
Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle. Russell Simmons
Where the material is, that's where you go. I'm a workman: I go to work. I've done movies for nothing, literally nothing; I did 'Last I Heard' for next to nothing. Paul Sorvino
It's not like you do 'SNL' and then get handed movie roles. You work, you audition for stuff and try to get it. I think, a lot of people, it's the goal to be in movies or just to be working in general. But yeah, some of us get lucky and get some movie roles, and it's nice. Bobby Moynihan
Basically, movies come down to economics, and they're always too expensive. From a producer's point of view, an actor is either going to make him money or save him money. Ewen Bremner
Horror movies, man, the blood entails so much time. And horror movies are not fun; definitely not starting there as a director. Definitely not horror. Corey Haim
The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person. Abraham Lincoln
And I don't consider Broadway the acropolis of theatrical art. I mean Broadway is commercial - that's what it is. It's expensive seats and a lot of them that have to be filled every night. Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway, as far as I'm concerned, is in New York the pride of New York theater. Tony Kushner
Cricket is my passion; it is my first love. So I will not act in my movies, as they will just be a side business for me. Harbhajan Singh
Everything we have today that's cool comes from someone wanting more of something they loved in the past. Action figures, videogames, superhero movies, iPods: All are continuations of a love that wanted more. Patton Oswalt
If I showed you scripts from my first few movies, the descriptions of my characters all said 'the ugly girl'. Winona Ryder
All movies aren't fun; some are hard work. You try to do something and convey a set of emotions that have to do with some real life kind of stuff. Samuel L. Jackson
I want to tell the story. Mostly, when you see rock movies, it has to be this over-the-top thing. I want to give people a Bret Michaels movie where they see that my life is a comedy of errors. I also want to show my fans how to get through the kind of troubles that would leave most people flat on the floor. Bret Michaels
I love watching action movies. I love 007. Shameik Moore
I was bringing the whole music, hip-hop, art, break dancing and urban cultural thing to the downtown table. Fab Five Freddy
My normal cycle for movies is eighteen months and each part is separate. M. Night Shyamalan
I don't like movies that are trying to preach and trying to tell you how to feel. Don Cheadle
And luckily, therefore the good old days return. The traditional art of driving counts again, and it is all about good tactics, skills and reflexes instead of simple power. Jacky Ickx
A lot of the main characters in horror movies are outsiders as well, so that outsider syndrome reverberates within horror fans and geeky collectors. It's kind of a rallying call that brings fans and collectors together who are a little socially retarded, maybe. Kirk Hammett
I've been offered lots of movies. There's always some actor who's doing a project and would like to have me do it. Francis Ford Coppola
My mother did movies from the New Wave, but I was quite shocked I didn't know much about that period. Bernado showed us film of the demonstrations of the time. Eva Green
There are a lot of movies that I don't care about, especially not remakes. John Carpenter
Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. Franz Liszt
In the old days, before there was such a thing as film schools, directors learned the camera by watching other directors, and learning from their own dailies, and listening to the cameraman, and seeing what would work. Some of those guys could cut their movies in their head. Don Ameche
The hardest thing to do in movies is be a day-part player. You have to go in, make your mark, and get out. There's a lot of leading actors who are not good for a lot of a movie, and then suddenly they have good moments, and they're like stepping-stones across a particularly feisty stream. They build careers out of that. Brian Cox
The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist. David Hockney
Art is a sense of magic. Stan Brakhage
After pop art, graffiti is probably the biggest art movement in recent history to have such an impact on culture. Jeffrey Deitch
I was born in New Orleans, and I wasn't allowed to go to the movies. Kitty Carlisle
I get inspiration from literally everything and anything. I take inspiration from people, relationships, stories, and I take inspiration from movies I see, books I read and songs I hear. Sabrina Carpenter
When students have thanked me in the past for being their teacher, I have always felt that it was actually my love for the art of teaching they were speaking to. Taylor Mali
Sundance is weird. The movies are weird - you actually have to think about them when you watch them. Britney Spears
Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies, the magic of movies, the romance of movies. Antoine Fuqua
That's probably when I get the most angry at American movies, when they just so cynically manipulate the audience without even trying to give a good story. Gene Siskel
It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful. Nicolas Chamfort
I never studied sculpture, engineering or architecture. In fact, after college I applied to seven art schools and was rejected by all seven. Janet Echelman
Architects have made architecture too complex. We need to simplify it and use a language that everyone can understand. Toyo Ito
Among our many crimes as an imperialistic exploiter of other nations' cultures, stealing their movies ranks lower than selling them cigarettes but higher than killing their game. If you've seen big stupid American versions of France's 'Three Men and a Cradle' or, recently, Japan's 'Shall We Dance?,' you can only mutter: 'Guilty, guilty, guilty.' Stephen Hunter
I grew up in an artists' community in New York, in a building that was government-subsidised for artists. No one made any money, but they made art for the sake of art. Vin Diesel
You know, comics were created at the same time as the cinema. And the cinema very quickly became a major art. Cartooning didn't become a major art. There's a reason for that. People don't know how to deal with drawings. Marjane Satrapi
While I was trying to save money to go to the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia I ended up getting all of this experience which meant that by the time I had enough money in the bank to go to school I didn't really need to go to school anymore. Russell Crowe
Well, it's so cheesy to say but you can't find a comedy director who makes movies for critics. When a movie does $580 million worldwide, I'm not saying that proves anything except people were enjoying the experience. Todd Phillips
The person that made me want to make movies, and the reason I do films, is Bruce Lee. He was an incredible actor, and he had a lot of charisma. Handsome, action, you know, everything was there. I loved Bruce Lee. LL Cool J
We didn't have television until I was about eight years old, so it was either the movies or radio. A lot of radio drama. That was our television, you know. We had to use our imagination. So it was really those two things, and the comics, that I immersed myself in as a child. Jessica Hagedorn
Not all art is great; most of it's rubbish. Martin Freeman
When I got saved, God became my art agent. Thomas Kincade
Movies are a collaboration, I feel, so I didn't think of myself as an authoritative figure as much. Gia Coppola
I don't devour huge amounts of television. I'm more naturally inclined to watch movies, but given my job, I need to have an understanding of what's on TV. Adam Rayner
My goal is just to make movies, whether they're big or small, that I'd like to see 10 years from now. Viggo Mortensen
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead. W. H. Auden
All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul. John Ruskin
You never make movies for Oscars. Peter Jackson
John Barry was my hero when I was about 13. His scores to the James Bond movies were the scores of my life back then. Carter Burwell
Great art is an instant arrested in eternity. James Huneker
I could go out to five parties a day if I wanted to. I don't. I have attachments to my wife and kids - and about 20 pieces of art. Aby Rosen
I've got tonnes of aboriginal and Native American art, but I'd like even more. Tori Amos
I had wanted a tape recorder since I was tiny. I thought it was a magic thing. I never got one until just before I went to art school. Brian Eno
Narcissism and the Confederate dead cannot be connected logically, or even historically; even were the connection an historical fact, they would not stand connected as art, for no one experiences raw history. Allen Tate
I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I'm done is write another one. Then I don't feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away. That's why I tend to work with the same people; I really befriend them. John Hughes
Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty. Alfred de Vigny
People wrestle sometimes making movies, and I think that conflict is a very essential thing. I think a lot of very happy productions have produced a lot of very banal movies. Edward Norton
I really like 'Gladiator.' I like 'The Dark Knight.' I really liked, when I was a kid, 'U.S. Marshalls.' I like funny movies, too. 'Old School' and 'The Hangover.' 'The Hangover' was up there; I liked it. Matthew Stafford
I feel when you walk into somebody's apartment on Fifth Avenue or house in Malibu and you see a Basquiat, a Warhol, a Richard Prince, you say to yourself, '$700,000, $2.2 million, $350,000...' To me that is completely uninteresting. I'd rather go to a house where there's great art and I have no idea who the work is by. Jean Pigozzi
To be able to do art, it was a luxury to me. Anchee Min
Making people laugh is giving, and it's healing, too, when people can go up to the movies and forget about their problems. It's a good thing. That's why I want to work. Chris Tucker
I'm not knocking conceptual art; it's another department, but it doesn't move me like painting. Paul Simonon
No architect troubled to design houses that suited people who were to live in them, because that would have meant building a whole range of different houses. It was far cheaper and, above all, timesaving to make them identical. Michael Ende
I feel like I have at least begun to make a contribution, but my most significant concern has to do with whether my actual art will be preserved for future generations or be erased. Judy Chicago
Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor. Ernest Hemingway
When I was a lot younger, my parents raised me watching classic movies. Sara Paxton
There is an incredible love in creating art unless somebody is saying, 'Hey, let's just make money,' because it doesn't work when you do it that way. If you are aiming for that, forget it. Yoko Ono
Real artists take the misery and sadness of life and translate it into art. Josh Peck
I work constantly but I work at a lot of different things. You know, I run a theater company in New York, I direct plays, act in plays, in movies, so I try to keep it eclectic. Philip Seymour Hoffman
I have a lot of influences. I like to sit down with the cinematographer a month before, and we'll watch pieces of 20 or 30 movies. You're basically the sum of all the experiences you've ever had, and they're sort of shaken up in you and reproduced in the things you create, and that includes seeing movies. Ben Affleck
There's a widespread cultural barrenness across art and political culture. But there are some pockets of resistance on the extreme margins, like the techno-savvy protest movements, small press, the creator-owned comics, that seem to be getting some signs of hope for the future. Alan Moore
In the '90s there were these great end of the world movies like 'Armageddon' and 'Deep Impact'... I always liked the idea of what people on the ground are doing, not so much the people who are trying to stop the world from ending. Lorene Scafaria
Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field - no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind. Lynda Resnick
When we go to see comedians or funny movies, they don't address the wall behind them; they face us. This is why a game's first job is to entertain through gameplay and secondarily through humor, drama, or other traditional entertainment devices. The humor has to be a gentleman. I mean, it needs to be squeezed in around the game. Doug TenNapel
I've been auditioning for a few movies here and there. I don't want anything to get in the way of the music any more than it has. It hasn't really gotten in the way; I've been doing two things at once. Cassie Ventura
I'm such a fan girl when it comes to movies, TV and sci-fi, sometimes I can't believe I actually get to be in them. Rebecca Mader
Comedy is really not like any other art form in that it's very specialized and varied in it's content, but generic in it's title. Joe Rogan
We were a Western civilisation, an English speaking civilisation, both NZ and Australia, and we had all these influences coming from both Great Britain and America to us; sending us their culture in the shape and form of movies and television. Richard O'Brien
Comics are about the illusion of movement, and movies are about movement itself. Jason Henderson
Is the Mona Lisa an 'accurate' representation of the actual human model for the painting? Who knows? Who cares? It's a great piece of art. It moves us. It makes us wonder, makes us gape - finally makes us look inward at ourselves. Tim O'Brien
The movies that influenced me were movies that told their stories through pictures more than words. Sam Mendes
I wouldn't like to be in movies. Movie people are strange. They live a different life than musicians do. Stevie Nicks
The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation. Louise Brooks
I literally left school and went straight into music via art college for a year, and I've been so involved in my job of writing songs that the more actively involved part became channeled into standing on the stage and saying things that way. P. J. Harvey
I wanted to keep exploring... I'm not about to choose a series of movies in which I can use the same bag of tricks and style that I used in the first film. Sam Mendes
I've made movies that nobody saw initially, and then, all the sudden, people over the years pick up on it. Like 'Spinal Tap' and 'Princess Bride.' Rob Reiner
People love to talk about how the '70s are the only time they made movies about characters, and adult movies, and complicated people. But in the '80s, they got away with some of those too. Elisabeth Shue
Being in quite a few movies... there's always things that are changing about a film. Bryan Callen
I've done many different movies in many different contexts. Antonio Banderas
People whose understanding and taste in literature, painting, and music are beyond question are, for the most part, ignorant of what is good or bad art in the theater. Minnie Maddern Fiske
I like most of the Humphrey Bogart movies because they had to act then, and they acted very well. Edward G. Robinson is probably the best actor I've ever seen on the movies. Patrick Macnee
The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof. Mary McCarthy
Sometimes when we weep in the movies we weep for ourselves or for a life unlived. Or we even go to the movies because we want to resist the emotion that's there in front of us. I think there is always a catharsis that I look for and that makes the movie experience worthwhile. Edward Zwick
When I have a creative block, I take walks. I like to see what shapes stick out - so many legs rushing by at once, it can seem abstract. I don't need to see great art to get stirred up. Music does that for me more easily. Caio Fonseca
I'm not one of those actors where filmmakers that I admire ask me to be in their movies. I meet them at parties and they're nice to me, but they never ask me to work with them. Seth Rogen
I was not a kid who watched every movie. I watched a very small number of movies over and over again. Colin Trevorrow
Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done. Vance Packard
Movies are more than a commodity. Movies are to our civilization what dreams and ideals are to individual lives: They express the mystery and help define the nature of who we are and what we are becoming. Frank Pierson
I love old movies. The '40s theatre pace is fantastic. Yancy Butler
Teaching is an art and a profession requiring years of training. Dick Cavett
The reviewers tear me apart. I bleed. I'm a favorite target. They go along for six months looking at movies, praying for rain, and then a new Sandra Dee movie comes out, and their eyes open, and they lick their lips. Before they've ever seen it. Sandra Dee
Fiction is able to do one thing better than any other art form: it is able to convey a convincing sense of what is going on in someone else's head. To me, that is the great mystery of life: what is everyone else thinking? Arthur Phillips
I don't require movies to be about good people, and I don't reject screen violence. Roger Ebert
The most wonderful time to be in the art world was in the sixties, because it wasn't a business - there was no business of doing art. Arne Glimcher
Does Hollywood do movies about terrorism? Yeah. And why do they do that? Because it sells. Faran Tahir
I love art and fashion. Mena Suvari
'90210' was looking at teenagers from a perspective that hadn't really been seen on television, though it had been seen in movies like some John Hughes films. I don't know if you want to say '90210' was real, but what the characters were going through was relatable - in a very glamorous environment. Darren Star
The average Indian doesn't care about Hollywood movies because they have far too many movies of their own to watch, to miss, and I hope a story like 'Million Dollar Arm,' that is actually about India and deals with these two Indian kids, resonates over there and makes people want to go and see the movie. Aasif Mandvi
I don't make movies for the same reason that a lot of people do. I make films because I need to see them exist in a very specific way. Harmony Korine
Nobody seems to know yet how television is going to affect the radio, movies, love, housekeeping or the church, but it has definitely revived vaudeville. Edgar Bergen
It seems like the studios are either making giant blockbusters, or really super-small indies. And the mid-level films I grew up on, like 'Back to the Future' and all those John Hughes movies, the studios aren't doing. It's hard to get them on their feet. Chris Evans
I'm a spoilt brat. I thought I was just going to walk in and make movies. But I'd been my own boss for so long that all of a sudden to be facing a roomful of people who were niggling over every little scene... I just thought I'd go back and draw my comics and have a happy life. Frank Miller
You just realize that at the beginning of 'Scooby' you're just going to start at level ten and stay at ten the entire time. It's hard. It physically beats you up. It's definitely one of the hardest movies you can do. Matthew Lillard
I'm a huge Woody Allen fan. Good movie, bad movie, it doesn't matter - I just like his movies. Sean Penn
My daughter loves to do art stuff. As a father, I like to play with her. We break out the big pads of paper and the glitter and all the stuff. She likes to do what she likes to do. I want to do something, too. So I've just started using her same materials - a lot of crayons, a lot of sparkle, charcoal, pencils, markers and glue. Stone Gossard
I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is. Jean-Michel Basquiat
I am here on Earth to express myself, and the many media of art are my magic carpets that allow me the freedom to do so. Brandon Boyd
I know a lot of games have been going to the facial capture. And movies like 'TinTin' are using it, as well. Nolan North
It's just as hard... staying happily married as it is doing movies. Tom Hanks
I love '80s movies. Josh Peck
I never enjoyed working in a film. Marlene Dietrich
Back home, we watch a lot of movies, and that was never available to us. When I came to America, I was like, 'No, it's really coming out this Friday? Not three months from now?' Grace Gealey
We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless. Minoru Yamasaki
With 'Girls'... I feel like there's an impulse to try to make it look better or neater or more perfect, and when I watch theater, television, movies, it's always the imperfection I'm always more attracted to. Adam Driver
We are engaging with so many art forms at once in the 21st century, but we're presented with them in a way that is so isolated. Doug Aitken
I have done many movies that people hadn't seen. 'The Fountain,' I spent a year on that. 'The Prestige' with Chris Nolan, and 'Australia.' From my perspective it's very satisfying. Some movies people see and other movies they don't. 'Wolverine,' 'X Men,' I know that in some level people know me just for that and it's fine for me. Hugh Jackman
The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. George Edward Moore
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
Games can be art, and they can be significant and all the glorified things that we want them to be. But if you ask a kid if their toys are important, they'll say 'yes,' and 'Please don't take them away.' Kim Swift
I make clothes people can wear; I don't make art. Dries van Noten
I recognize that it is through the engagement with my craft - by recognizing an idea and drawing it out, building physical models, collaborating with experts, constructing the sculptures at urban scale, and maintaining them through years of weather and interaction with the public - that a new art for cities has become real. Janet Echelman
Chefs are artists, and I couldn't be happy with my art if I was forced to use cheap ingredients. Nobu Matsuhisa
If 'formulaic' is somebody who is unlikely to succeed starting down a process and succeeding - then isn't that what most films are about? And art films are about people who aren't likely to succeed and then don't succeed. Ridley Scott
Seriously, I wanted to be an artist because I saw that it meant endless possibilities. I came from a badly managed family background, so art was a way of reinventing myself. Sam Taylor-Wood
You don't go to the movies to do historical research, unless it's historical research about the movies. Tony Kushner
I mean, the whole idea of movies was it was special to go to see - you went to a movie theater to see something that was magical and amazing, in a very special location. Bob Balaban
I'd love to do movies and be on TV. But I think if I transitioned into TV/film completely, I would really miss singing and dancing. It would be ideal to be cast in a movie musical! Laura Osnes
My favorite types of movies to watch as a viewer are thrillers - I really have a soft spot for them, I love them. Especially psychological thrillers. Alex Karpovsky
Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance. Max Eastman
Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint. Robert Delaunay
Who could have asked for anything better? I was cast in movies with great actors, with great leading men. Julie Adams
There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall. Cyril Connolly
Everyone goes to the same exhibitions and the same parties, stays in the same handful of hotels, eats at the same no-star restaurants, and has almost the same opinions. I adore the art world, but this is copycat behavior in a sphere that prides itself on independent thinking. Jerry Saltz
I can't just sit around and do nothing. Although, I can sit on the couch sometimes and just watch movies. Brian Austin Green
Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design. Stephen Gardiner
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication. Friedrich Nietzsche
What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose. Willa Cather
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. Albert Einstein
Who doesn't know about Bollywood? After all, we churn out movies in such great quantities every year! People across the globe know Shekhar Kapur. Arjun Rampal
If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates. Ezra Pound
Quite often - a lot of the work I had done had been extensively with women. Most especially in the theater, but also quite often in the movies. That has its own delights, and maybe pitfalls too. John Malkovich
I'd much rather go to a Banksy art show than a Moby art show. My art is painfully naive. Moby
I'm generally not a fan of didactic art because it papers over many of the hard experiences about war or anything else in life. I wanted to explore various aspects of the experience without an eye towards delivering any particular message. Phil Klay
When you do movies, it's you have a 3-month family and then everybody goes away and then joins another family, you know? Ashton Kutcher
It's pretty easy in theatre. The comedy's either physical or verbal, and you're looking at the whole frame at once. But TV executives want close-ups. I keep telling them to look at Preston Sturges' movies. He'll do a whole scene without a cut in it, and it's a riot. Don Scardino
It goes all the way back to 'Psycho.' Movies with twists like that are memorable because they're so simple. Steve Zahn
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul. W. Somerset Maugham
I haven't seen Clones, which has been during this period when I haven't seen much of anything, but I did see Phantom Menace, and see my feelings about it - see, first of all, I think that when you make a lot of movies, your attitude about the movies changes. Lawrence Kasdan
I don't worry about great visuals that they showed that weren't actually running on real hardware. It doesn't matter. Gamers don't make their purchase decisions based on movies that were shown in May for products that come out in March. J Allard
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
You cannot live to please everyone else. You have to edify, educate and fulfill your own dreams and destiny, and hope that whatever your art is that you're putting out there, if it's received, great, I respect you for receiving it. If it's not received, great, I respect you for not. Octavia Spencer
Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it. Friedrich Nietzsche
Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would be about me. Federico Fellini
I guess I'm part of the art house, but we really have to shake up our ideas, because we're kind of self-parodying ourselves. We go places commercial cinema doesn't go, but sometimes it's to our own detriment. Peter Mullan
We do not judge great art. It judges us. Caroline Gordon
I'm going to start these art museums that are basically converted homes, and I have one for modern art, and I have one for 19th century European art, and one for French impressionism. I've got Japanese. Larry Ellison
Freedom of speech is, to all Americans, as oxygen is to the human condition. It is a right that has been irreversibly programmed into our hard drive. We are free to speak our minds. An artist's right to express him or herself as best suits their art, is the artist's prerogative and it is guaranteed. John C. McGinley
When I'm feeling a little empty in the head, I like to go see movies or read to loosen things up there. James Dashner
The thing is, when we do fight scenes, when we kill people in the movies, they bring in experts to choreograph it bit by bit, because you can't really kill someone, and you don't want to really hurt them. Annabella Sciorra
The hardest thing for me about making movies, and that included 'M*A*S*H' because it was made like a movie, was starting and stopping. Alan Alda
I am always looking for ideas, whether it is in art on the street or in my world travels. It comes to me randomly and unexpectedly. Colleen Atwood
On the last couple of movies I made - big-budget Hollywood movies - I really missed being able to create my own material. Rick Moranis
In writing for movies, you obviously want to resolve things and have a sense of completion at the end - in an ideal way. Mitch Glazer
I hope what I do has an art to it, and as an artist you have to try new things and keep yourself entertained. Craig Ferguson
In high school, I was very active in extracurricular activities such as art, theatre, and choir. I also wrote for the school newspaper, but not regularly, because I never liked writing non-fiction very much. Meg Cabot
Unless you burst into movies as a sex goddess, you're likely to play wives and mothers. I came into movies as a teenager in 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They' (1969) playing a pregnant waif from the Ozarks. I didn't get a chance to burst into movies in 'Body Heat.' My career isn't based on having a 23-inch waist and a big bust, though I do. Bonnie Bedelia
A work of art doesn't exist outside the perception of the audience. Abbas Kiarostami
At culinary school, none of the things we use to define ourselves outside that world - actor, producer, student - none of that matters. It's a magical art form. Eric Christian Olsen
Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art. Michel Foucault
Ford Fairlane was one of those movies that was so much fun to make that it was bound not to be a big hit. Renny Harlin
A lot of times, movies that are in the top 10 lists or maybe even win Baftas or Oscars, you then watch them a year later and you go, 'Maybe it wasn't so great.' Viggo Mortensen
I did four movies where I gained, like, fifty pounds. I had curly hair, and I had all of this facial hair. I had put on all this weight for these movies, and I did four or five of them back-to-back. Then I cut the weight and I got fit again. I cut my beard and I took away the mustache, and people were like, 'What are you doing?' A. J. Bowen
I love horror movies in space. I love it when the genre switches over and what was sci-fi becomes horror. Kirk Hammett
When I was growing up, Dr. Seuss was really my favorite. There was something about the lyrical nature and the simplicity of his work that really hit me. Tim Burton
When I was younger, I always did movies that teenagers would watch, not adults. I did 'Crazy/Beautiful' or comedies like 'Bring It On.' Kirsten Dunst
With the advent of chivalry, the art of boxing waned. The evolution of feudal aristocracy, with other and widely different exercises, pastimes and weapons from those of the common people, made boxing unfashionable. John Boyle O'Reilly
I got into this business because I like acting and I want to make movies. I would be happy living the rest of my life never famous. Scott Eastwood
When I watch myself in movies I go, 'My God.' Gemma Arterton
There is no right or wrong way of giving. People in Los Angeles have made major contributions in different ways to the city: Eli Broad to art. David Geffen to hospitals. I'm not judgmental. Patrick Soon-Shiong
Nothing has ever touched on what fun childhood was. Summer holidays were bliss. We made home movies, with real stories in them. My father had such charm and charisma, and made everything so funny. Jane Birkin
I did pose for 'Black and White' magazine, a prestigious, artistic publication, several years ago... I did this as a piece of art and make no apologies for the creative decisions I've made as an artist in my 20-year career. Andrea Thompson
Work out really hard and be confident because bodies are beautiful, sensual and natural. I've also trained in Wushu, a form of martial arts - it's very beautiful and flowy, and it's predominantly used in fight scenes in movies, which is how it was introduced to me, and I just love it. Jessica Clark
That's the great thing about the 'Sin City' movies. Each little slot is incredibly meaningful, and each character has their own moment. Juno Temple
Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents. Alexander Alekhine
If it's good art, it's good. Kenneth Branagh
Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator. Antoni Gaudi
The modern work of art, as I have said, is a symbol. Herbert Read
Technology will need to make many more huge leaps before one can ever view films with the level of picture and sound quality many film lovers demand without having to slide a disc into a player, especially with the technical requirements of today's 3D movies. Ridley Scott
I want to be in movies that stand the test of time. Clive Owen
A lot of the struggle I had with movies is I really loved moments and tones and feelings in a scene, and I loved creating those, but I never really had great stories to string them together. Louis C. K.
Television has a different biorhythm than movies. I love the biorhythm of TV. Steven Spielberg
Years ago I realized that maybe I made mistake, politically, when I turned a lot of that stuff down. I would go off to obscure places and make movies that six people went to see. Mickey Rourke
I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art - and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position. Marcel Duchamp
I like movies, because it's kind of a combination of every art, it's like it's picture, it's story, it's music, it's kind of like a clash and a collide of every art. It's really neat. Jonathan Jackson
There are a lot of parallels between doing a sequel and doing low budget movies, which is they give creative parameters. As a creative person myself, I work better with parameters as opposed to anything goes. Jason Blum
I don't think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it. Keith Haring
Less is more. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
When you look at the early-'30s movies, like King Kong, the codes of acting are very similar to those of silent movies. In some of the silent movies - the good ones, the ones done by the best directors - the acting is very, very natural. Michel Hazanavicius
The entire world of art has reached such a low level, it has been commercialized to such a degree that art and everything related to it has become one of the most trivial activities of our epoch. Marcel Duchamp
Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe that great literature is very close to life, but exactly the opposite is true. Life is amorphous, literature is formal. Francoise Sagan
My dark little secret is that I don't actually believe many people in the art world have much feeling for art. Charles Saatchi
I hated school so bad. I only liked art class during high school. I was always smart. Iggy Azalea
If you just love movies enough, you can make a good one. Quentin Tarantino
When one lives in a society where people can no longer rely on the institutions to tell them the truth, the truth must come from culture and art. John Trudell
Movie making is not like other art forms, like painting, or writing a novel, because that can be digested or interpreted... It takes two years to make each one of these, and it's always judged on money. M. Night Shyamalan
I don't think architecture should be considered as an art form in the first instance. Whenever I say that, it makes people really angry. But this is a very political profession in the Grecian sense. I believe there have to be reasons for every building, and that the ideas should not be self-referential. James Polshek
It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement. Horace
At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought. It doesn't enter my consciousness. Art is anonymous. It's not competitive with men. It's a complementary contribution. Barbara Hepworth
I don't even like DVDs. Honest to God, in my lifetime, I might have rented a dozen DVDs, literally gone into a video store and rented a dozen DVDs in my lifetime, because I don't like to see movies that way. I like to see them on the big screen. Michael Moore
I hate Bollywood. The movies are all garbage, just terrible. It's my opinion; obviously, there are billions who like and love them. I don't like all the singing, dancing and all the dramatic crying. I have never seen a Bollywood film in my life. Russell Peters
Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose. You make the films you can make. Alain Resnais
The recognition of the art that informs all pure science need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art, rather it will mean the completion of the transformation of art that has already begun. John Desmond Bernal
I used to love Kapil Dev and, like any schoolboy, wanted to become a cricketer till I started dreaming of making movies. Imtiaz Ali
Art is anything you can get away with. Marshall McLuhan
It's a great excuse and luxury, having a job and blaming it for your inability to do your own art. When you don't have to work, you are left with the horror of facing your own lack of imagination and your own emptiness. A devastating possibility when finally time is your own. Julian Schnabel
I've made movies that I thought were okay, but then I was very good. And sometimes you're in a movie and you think, 'I wish more people saw that' - because you're good. And it just works out that the movie gets lost. But that's show business. Christopher Walken
Art used to be made in the name of faith. We made cathedrals, we made stained-glass windows, we made murals. Julia Cameron
For me the greatest source of income is still movies. Nothing - stocks, financial speculation, real estate speculation or businesses - makes more money for me than making movies. Jackie Chan
I still think of Columbia as one Rita Hayworth movie a year, or maybe one a year directed by Frank Capra in the '30s. To see how many really outstanding movies Columbia made, and all together, is kind of eye-opening. Robert Osborne
The movies I made when I was 14 or 15, I have a hard time looking at those. Those were the awkward years. I don't know if anybody can look at something they did when they were 14 and not wince. Jodie Foster
I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood. My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production, just like most of my movies were. Elvis Presley
There is nothing new in art except talent. Anton Chekhov
Art never improves, but... the material of art is never quite the same. T. S. Eliot
But every single damn thing matters! Only we don't realize. We just tell ourselves that art runs on one track and life, our lives, on another, and we don't realize that's a lie. Roberto Bolano
I had a whole bunch of very successful movies. I have worked with some incredible people - incredible. Andie MacDowell
It was Public Art, defined as art that is purchased by experts who are not spending their own personal money. Dave Barry
I am more of an old black and white movies fan. Peter Tork
I play mostly bad guys on TV and mostly good guys in movies. Kyle Gallner
I like movies that instill passion in the viewer. I like movies that can teach us about who we are as people. Alexander Ludwig
I loved scary movies growing up. Katie Featherston
The novel is the first art form that is an honest-to-god commodity. That's what makes it different from both high art and folk art. Leslie Fiedler
In Hollywood, you're always playing roles... It's like going through the motions. But in real life, it's like, you gotta take care of business. It's not just the movies. Mickey Rourke
The one regret I have about my own abortions is that they cost money that might otherwise have been spent on something more pleasurable, like taking the kids to movies and theme parks. Barbara Ehrenreich
I love dancing just because I've done it my whole life and it's definitely what I want to do. I feel like, I want to train with acting and do movies. Those two are my main priorities. I definitely want to be able to sing and model, too. I definitely love those, too. Maddie Ziegler
I said, 'I'm going to the United States to study with Stella Adler and do movies because nobody here has done it and my passion is films.' But I came here and I didn't speak English, I didn't have a green card, I didn't know I had to have an agent, I couldn't drive, I was dyslexic. Salma Hayek
Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony. Horace Walpole
The movies were so healing for me because I had such an isolated, lonely childhood. Going to the movies and having the lights go down, you disappear. If you have esteem issues, suddenly you're in a void where nobody can see you. You are just by yourself in that darkness, and your loneliness is cured. Michael De Luca
I had decided after 'Hollow Man' to stay away from science fiction. I felt I had done so much science fiction. Four of the six movies I made in Hollywood are science-fiction oriented, and even 'Basic Instinct' is kind of science fiction. Paul Verhoeven
'Tropic Thunder' is one of my favorite movies of all time. 'Blazing Saddles.' Anything that will get me to smile. John Cena
Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings. Vitruvius
Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed. William Blake
If you're speaking of love, you really must include the element of uncertainty - and perhaps it's best approached as the art of constant maintenance. Twyla Tharp
When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan. Tadao Ando
Trying to constantly get yourself into movies is extremely stressful and sometimes just impossible. Seth Rogen
The art of living demands that our interest in bringing forth flowers in our family life equal the interest we take in bringing them forth in our window gardens. So long as their home-life aesthetics have not become ethics, women need not expect husbands, children, or servants to feel happy in the homes of their creation. Ellen Key
I was told I was talented when I applied to Falmouth School of Art and that I should consider skipping the course and proceeding directly to degree level. John Dyer
I'm in production year round. I work long hours. I have a dog and a wife. There's not a lot of available time for consuming any culture: T.V., movies, books. When I read, it's generally magazines, newspapers and web sites. Ira Glass
Buying art is not understanding art. Anselm Kiefer
I'd say, if you want to be an artist, start with your art; start with making great music and it will, hopefully, eventually cut through all of the nonsense that is out there. Queen Latifah
With female-oriented movies, unless it's something like 'Bridesmaids' or a romantic comedy, you've got to really worry about your opening weekend. And I'm always telling stories about women, not younger women, and it's just a much tougher audience to get to the movie theater. Callie Khouri
I don't know many women who can relate to Sharon Stone and the kind of movies she does. I don't know a lot of guys who can relate to Tom Cruise's movies because they're on a kind of fantastic level. I like movies I can relate to. Kim Cattrall
What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time. John Berger
I'm lucky enough and wealthy enough to be able to buy photographs and buy art that inspires me from day to day. I don't want a Picasso on my wall; it's great art, but it's dead art to me. I'd rather have a photograph by someone I've never heard of that really inspires me. Elton John
The art of the novelist is not unrelated to the illness of multiple personality disorder. It's a much milder form. But the better the book, the nearer to the padded cell you are. David Mitchell
I always thought that Elvis could have been a great actor, and that he was put in a lot of unimportant movies when he could have done a lot of great ones. Patti Page
The four movies I can remember seeing as a kid were 'The Elephant Man,' 'The Magnificent Seven,' 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' and 'Mad Max!' Two of those are westerns. So the western genre is emblazoned on my memory from childhood, and those are two great movies. Casey Affleck
I used to send away for eight-minute Super 8 movies of various Ray Harryhausen scenes advertised on the back of 'Famous Monsters of Filmland' magazine. Peter Jackson
I'm interested in directing movies about situations that I've lived, so they are almost a personal essay about what I've come to believe in. Jodie Foster
I even knew some of the dialogue but it was definitely cool to look at. We always argue that the movies should be loyal but in this case I could argue that it might have been too loyal. Todd McFarlane
I was obsessed with romance. When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater. John Hughes
The default mode of modern writing about art is to despise any notion of singularity as so much overheated genius-fetishism. Simon Schama
Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art. Bliss Carman
For me, in general, it's always about the material. Obviously, it's about the material and hoping that someone wants to hire me for a job, too, but I've certainly seen films like 'Orphan' and movies like that where I know that if I had had the opportunity to read that script or had an opportunity to do it, I would have wanted to do it. Jennifer Morrison
People were more interested in the phenomena than the art itself. This, combined with the growing interest in collecting art as an investment and the resultant boom in the art market, made it a difficult time for a young artist to remain sincere without becoming cynical. Keith Haring
Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation. Mason Cooley
I grew up with art from the innocent age of ten - with art, but with no sense of identity. John Lone
The art of acting is not to act. Once you show them more, what you show them, in fact is bad acting. Anthony Hopkins
I make movies based on gut. Jerry Bruckheimer
My favorite movies are gory horror films. I love Faulkner. I wanted to see the most painful things possible. John Darnielle
The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box. Henri Cartier-Bresson
A cinema villain essentially needs a moustache so he can twiddle with it gleefully as he cooks up his next nasty plan. Mel Brooks
I love biographies. I read Patti Smith's 'Just Kids.' I'm into that time frame in New York, the '70s and '80s. In art school, I read 'Close to the Knives,' the autobiography of the artist and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz. Barry McGee
I thought, 'A biennial needs artists. I'm going to do an international biennial; I need artists from all around the world.' So what I did was I invented a hundred artists from around the world. I figured out their bios, their passions in life and their art styles, and I started making their work. Shea Hembrey
I loved movies, growing up. They brought me so much joy. Elden Henson
All art is but imitation of nature. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally. David Rockefeller
My kids don't watch my movies. What I want to do is go home and hug my kids, talk to them and engage with them. Kevin Bacon
I'm all about supporting anyone whose art is also the way they make their living. Jessica Alba
I've been taking art lessons since I was little, and I've always drawn. I think in pictures. Brian Selznick
The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art. Friedrich Nietzsche
I like to go out, but sometimes it's nice to stay cozy at home, watching movies or TV, especially early in the week. Charlotte Ronson
I didn't take theater or anything. We didn't have a very good theater program. It was in western Utah - was a really small school. It wasn't developed. We didn't have the funds to do anything like that, but I did act all through high school in films because Disney Channel would shoot movies out there. Olesya Rulin
Public money should be spent on art but through individuals not committees. Antony Gormley
I washed dishes so I could make movies. it was never a way for me to make money. Casey Neistat
In a lot of movies, you'll see people on crazy dates, and you're like, 'No one would ever do that!' Zooey Deschanel
I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed. Steve Lacy
The idea that somebody would go to my YouTube channel and want to watch movies and then be subjected to some terrible car commercial - I don't like that. Casey Neistat
My desire to be a physician had a lot to do with that sense of medicine as a ministry of healing, not just a science. And not even just a science and an art, but also a calling, also a ministry. Abraham Verghese
'Home Alone' was a movie, not an alibi. Jerry Orbach
I'm an outdoorsy guy, but I also enjoy the average teenager stuff - video games, movies, hanging with friends. I'm just a normal guy! Nathan Kress
The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal. Pope Paul VI
I've been in enough movies to know that when you're on the set and you start shooting, you're looking at playback and you get a sense of what it's going to be like. Mark Wahlberg
There's the dual challenge of wanting to speak from an authentic place, and then being able to be honest about it. Even in the most mannered art, I think that's what people value, is a voice that comes from a real place. John Darnielle
The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. Leonardo da Vinci
I've done a lot of bad TV and bad movies. I've also done some really great things. Nikki DeLoach
I was born in a world of opera, theatre, films, poetry, art, and therefore, out of the wire, I made a stage. That's why they call me a high wire artist. Philippe Petit
After five awful movies, I admitted failure and said I was not cut out to be an actor. But how many people get a chance to live their dream? Ken Bruen
It's like, once you've seen Tom Hanks win the Golden Globes, the Oscars, you've seen his wife, what kind of car he drives, when you watch his movies, you can't fully get really lost in them. Justin Theroux
The thing with making your art your business is: It's a business. You can't sit around waiting for the muse, especially when you run a show, and you're in production, and an outline is due, a script is due, and a reshoot is due. No. You look at the calendar, and you go, 'OK. I can write from 4 to 6.' So you write. Noah Hawley
In the 'Garnethill' trilogy, people always forget that Maureen O'Donnell's dad was a journalist and she did art history at uni and her brother did law, but no-one ever thinks they're middle-class - they're just working class because they speak with accents. Denise Mina
I think I can speak with a degree of authority... today, the biggest driving force of movies is pace; God help you if you try to put in a scene that is about character and not plot. Terry Hayes
Art imitates life. It's definitely helpful to feel that way. You feel that way when you're leading a show and you're on a set. Emily Rose
I'm not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies. Quentin Tarantino
I do intelligent roles. I don't want to be labeled as doing silly movies. I'm more mature than kids my age because I'm constantly surrounded by adults. Mischa Barton
My wife says that stage acting is like being on a tightrope with no net, and being in the movies, there is a net - because you stop and go over it again. It's very technical and mechanical. On stage you're on your own. Eli Wallach
I'm interested in all kinds of art. I draw and paint and don't know how to play the banjo, but I do play the banjo. Ellar Coltrane
There was very little art in my childhood. I was raised in South Carolina; I wasn't aware of any art in South Carolina. There was a minor museum in Charleston, which had nothing of interest in it. It showed local artists, paintings of birds. Jasper Johns
I have a maple leaf tattoo over my heart, quite literally, and my two favorite things on Earth are being in Canada and making movies. Jay Baruchel
Not only does Hollywood make money - it seems to make better movies during recessions. I'm sure a lot of studio executives wish we could have one every year. John Ridley
Art is a harmony parallel with nature. Paul Cezanne
I haven't seen about half the movies I've done. You know, you've got to make a living, but some I don't get a good vibe with. Ray Liotta
There have been movies like 'Paranormal Activity' or 'Blair Witch Project' in Hollywood that showed you could do movies with little or no money. It doesn't prevent them from creating larger than life spectacles as well. Thomas Bangalter
My love of movies started when I was 7 years old, living in a small town, going to the movies all the time, and finding the people in the movies more interesting than the people in my small town. Also, at that time, it wasn't that easy to find out about movies. Robert Osborne
Maybe sometimes I have been wrong with some movies. Anyway, I try to do my best. Roberto Benigni
It seems to me that not only the writing in most children's books condescends to kids, but so does the art. I don't want to do that. Chris Van Allsburg
I remember being on film sets when I was younger, and only men got to do the cool action movies. So I thought, 'Maybe I'll get to produce one day and get to do cool stuff too,' which is what happened when we did 'Charlie's Angels.' Starting my production company was a big turning point for me. Drew Barrymore
I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits, and encourage young people to create their own art, music, and literature. David Amram
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence. Isadora Duncan
I think in Europe, movies are made like a commodity and then sold as art. Christoph Waltz
No idea stays pure. Even the flowering of art isn't pure. And the sun has spots. Gunter Grass
In another life, I would love to be the art guy - a production designer or a maybe even a composer. Fede Alvarez
Art is a habit-forming drug. Art has absolutely no existence as veracity, as truth. People always speak of it with this great, religious reverence, but why should it be so revered? Marcel Duchamp
I took acting classes in college, and once I graduated, I decided to give acting a shot when I couldn't really think of anything else to do. It took me a couple of years to get an agent, and my first big break was The Fanelli Boys, which was a sitcom on NBC. Then I did a few television movies. Christopher Meloni
I don't have this feeling like, 'Oh, I want to live in the United States and make movies and become famous just because the money is here.' I like to make movies that tell stories that I care about. Diego Luna
I've made movies that cost less than one car chase. Sam Mendes
The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art. Jackson Pollock
It's high time for the art world to admit that the avant-garde is dead. It was killed by my hero, Andy Warhol, who incorporated into his art all the gaudy commercial imagery of capitalism (like Campbell's soup cans) that most artists had stubbornly scorned. Camille Paglia
I am quite certain in my heart of hearts that modern music and modern art is not a conspiracy, but is a form of truth and integrity for those who practise it honestly, decently and with all their being. Michael Tippett
I tend to have a lot of jokes about ex-girlfriends. They always ask me if they will be the subject of a joke, and I always tell them they won't. Unless they do something crazy. They all tend to, so you know where that goes. There are no closed doors. The 'art' will suffer. Adam DeVine
Well, you know, News Corp is the only real media global - that has a global presence that's involved in TV production, in movies, in publishing, in newspapers, digital media, et cetera. So for a company like that to function, clearly it does not depend only on Rupert Murdoch or James Murdoch. Al-Waleed bin Talal
I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums. Christina Aguilera
I would just die if some little girl saw me jump into bed with someone in the movies, and then she did it and got AIDS and died. T'Keyah Crystal Keymah
Hip-hop is the last true folk art. Mos Def
Editing is where movies are made or broken. Many a film has been saved and many a film has been ruined in the editing room. Joe Dante
When you put the subjectivity of the art together with the context of the science, you have this very powerful conjunction of opposites and together they are greater than either one could ever be. James Balog
I don't really care where movies come from as long as they're worth making. Javier Bardem
I've always believed acting is an improvisational art form, even when not a single line is changed. I mean, the behavior should always be improvised. My favorite moments in any performance are when I'm just along for the ride; when I'm surprising myself. I know when I'm done and I think to myself, 'Gee, I didn't see that coming,' I've done well. Trevor St. John
I made a conscious effort to focus on television so I could stay in Los Angeles, so I wasn't on a location all over the world doing movies. Rob Lowe
Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image. Aldous Huxley
Standards wars involve lots of variables, and understanding them often seems more an art than a science. They generally involve just two big players, and end in a winner-take-all situation. James Surowiecki
Movies don't make people act a fool. People act a fool because they want to act a fool. Eazy-E
The technology is really where all of the changes have taken place, but the fundamentals of a good story being the basis of every good picture, and really the only basis still remains the rule, more so today, I think, because we've unfortunately weaned an audience from birth to kind of mindless movies. Richard D. Zanuck
Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater. Roman Polanski
I knew that there were black people in Africa, of course, unfortunately because of movies such as 'Tarzan.' Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Movies and media really can influence us. A few years ago, my daughter wanted to be a dancer; since Obama came into office, she now wants to be a lawyer and get into politics and maybe even be president. Common
Art history became an A-level option at my school the year I started sixth form. This happened because another student and I cajoled and bullied the head of the art department into arranging it with the examination board. Sarah Hall
The roles of art, morality, religion, political faith, science itself are not to repair organic exhaustion nor to provide sound functioning of the organs. All this supraphysical life is built and expanded not because of the demands of the cosmic environment but because of the demands of the social environment. Emile Durkheim
Here society is reduced to its original elements, the whole fabric of art and conventionality is struck rudely to pieces, and men find themselves suddenly brought back to the wants and resources of their original natures. Francis Parkman
Distributing the music is so easy it's moot. So now the delicate art of calling attention to your music means everything. Marketing is distribution. Derek Sivers
The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected. Sun Tzu
It's something I never dreamed I'd be doing, making movies. Jason Statham
I really like suspenseful movies and movies that make you think. A. J. Cook
I don't think you should ever damage other people for your art. Carey Mulligan
I love devastating movies, documentaries and hummingbirds (yes, in that order). Tig Notaro
Most people get their politics, obviously, from TV shows about senators or movies about them or... all the day-to-day press and the talk shows. Judd Gregg
Works of art produced in the contemporary world are a further expression of that. But I don't think there is an active, ongoing nihilist self-consciousness in the artist. Leonard Baskin
I just like to go where the material is, whether that's TV, or movies, or the stage. As long as it's great writing, it's pretty much something I can't resist. Sarah Shahi
I don't really have a schedule of when I want to show my children my movies. Steven Spielberg
I love filming in New York. I love New York movies, too. I just like it when people can take New York and make it their own, because there are so many different New Yorks. Paul Dano
The reality is that there are so few roles out there for women and for women of color, and I'm a character actor, this I know. And I'm getting to see more of the roles that are out there, but there aren't many. And zilch have been studio movies. Zilch. Octavia Spencer
I used to look at horror movies as being really real and it would totally freak me out and give me nightmares. Now I watch and think, 'whoa how'd they do that?' Evan Peters
I never dreamed in a million years that 'The Lord of the Rings' would be nominated for an Oscar. Those types of fantasy movies never got nominations. Peter Jackson
There's a few movies I wanted to do, and I didn't get to do them partly because they wanted me to be part of the horse and pony show, getting the money, and I'm just not doing that. There's a few movies that people wanted me to do, but they were too safe. Frank Oz
The best adaptations are the ones that really excavate the material. The movies that work are the ones in which somebody very smart figured out how to take all the thematic material, all the character material, all the filigree, all the beautiful writing and put it into a story. Scott Rudin
I get inspiration from movies, from fashion, then completely random things you'd never think of. Santigold
Myth and fairy-story must, as all art, reflect and contain in solution elements of moral and religious truth (or error), but not explicit, not in the known form of the primary 'real' world. J. R. R. Tolkien
All the best parts of art come from pain turned to celebration. Natalia Kills
Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes his own limits on an art exhibition, rather than asking an artist to set his limits. Robert Smithson
I think it's very boring for a director to always do the same kind of movies. Guillaume Canet
I guess some fans like art and get it, others are just into the music, don't really turn up and have an opinion. The fans that have shown interest are all with me all the way. Will Sergeant
I love directing. I love creating things that I don't necessarily even have to be in. I like creating worlds. So I'm getting into writing movies and selling movies and television shows and creating worlds that then get to live beyond me. Greg Cipes
I'm not saying I'm a writer, but I've been in movies for a long time, and I think I could write a script for a movie. Benicio Del Toro
Unfortunately, the more chaotic the society, the greater is the desire for conservative, nonconfrontational art. Kate Braverman
Secrets make for good drama, and revealing the hidden truths and contradictions of life is, for me, one of the most exciting aspects of making movies. Ira Sachs
To be honest, I sort of feel like 'movie actor' isn't of this time. I love it. But it's a 20th-century art form. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. Aristotle
Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority. Henri Frederic Amiel
When they first cast me, I was a pretty avid fan and vampire movies and Celtic mythology, so I was excited to get a chance to walk in Doyle's shoes and have fun with it. Glenn Quinn
If I give five flops, I won't get a job. You have to perform at the box office when you are at the top. No one is running a charity here. People are putting huge amounts of money to make movies, and they want the films to be successful. They have invested money in you, so it is your duty to make sure the film does well. Abhishek Bachchan
I'm giving into my tendency to want to blur and blend the lines between art and life, and privacy and sharing. Lia Ices
A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist's world. Hans Hofmann
Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords - philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather. Anna Jameson
The biggest thing is education for young chefs and how they should focus on one cuisine rather than trying to imitate too many. It's like art - you can see the cycles from many past artists and new artists being inspired by past artists. Daniel Boulud
See, the thing that bothers me with young actors, young actors of color specifically, is that they see movies and television, and they figure that's all it is to it. They have no respect for the craft. They want to be, you know, movie stars or whatever. And I worry that we're losing a certain quality, you know? James Avery
More and more movies have been pressured to allow reporters and TV cameras to come onto the set while you're working, and I find that a real violation. Holly Hunter
Clothes are not frippery. Properly done, they can be an art form. Iris Apfel
So many people are are using the Internet now to watch movies and TV shows online. Luke Pasqualino
I think there's one thing which distinguishes our art - we don't consider. We don't think. We write a little verse because it comes to us. Howard Nemerov
I don't make movies thinking: 'Oh, this is going to be a huge box-office hit.' Diane Kruger
I think violence, cynicism, brutality and fashion are the staples of our diet. I think in the grand history of story-telling, going back to people sitting around fires, the dark side of human nature has always been very important. Movies are part of that tradition. Eric Stoltz
In terms of television and movies, I've been really interested in seeing the partnership of comedy and beauty and heart. I think they can go together really well and really thoughtfully. But, I'm a total one-hour drama addict. I think when you're a comedian, you tend towards dramas because that's the less stressful thing to watch. Sarah Silverman
For movies, I usually do an entire book that has all kinds of things about what is happening at the time the movie is going on and try to get into what my character's going to be like, to try to get some consistency, because they shoot movies out of order. Loretta Devine
My movies are not messed with by the studios. Nancy Meyers
Art shows and the institutions end up being the couriers for culture for the next generation and are an important component as well. It may seem ironic from one perspective, but I think if you look at my overall strategy, it's actually not out of step. Shepard Fairey
I think there's a deep impulse in most humans to do creative stuff, whether that's music or art, photography or writing. Most people at some point in their life say they want to do something creative - they want to be an actor, a director, a writer, a poet, a painter or whatever. Stewart Butterfield
I was striving to be the most muscular man, and it got me into the movies. It got me everything that I have. Arnold Schwarzenegger
There is a spell in mediaeval Art which has had power to bewitch some people into trying, or wishing to try, or fancying that they wish to try or making believe to fancy that they wish to try, to bring back the Middle Ages. Goldwin Smith
I grew up in Alice, Texas, a small oil town with one theater that only showed Roy Rogers movies. So when I got the role, I had never even seen a Bond film and had only had a vague notion about the idea of a Bond girl. Lois Chiles
When times are tough, people want to escape to somewhere fantastic without having to pay actual escape-to-somewhere-fantastic cash. And offering a couple of hours away from the ordinary is what the movies do best. John Ridley
I've always been really into action movies. Since I was little, that was my favorite type of film. Austin Butler
I'm not sure anybody's ready to see me in a drama. And loving movies so much, I've seen a lot of comics try to make that transition too fast, and it can be detrimental. And I don't think I've had as much success as I need in the comedy genre to open up those opportunities. Seann William Scott
Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization. Lincoln Steffens
One thing that I always liked about fashion was that it was tied in with music and art and film. Tavi Gevinson
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. Henri Matisse
Great art would have 'head': it would have interesting intellectual ideas and concepts. It would have 'heart' in that it would have passion and heart and soul. And it would have 'hand' in that it would be greatly crafted. Shea Hembrey
I love to bring humour into my work. Because comedy is not a huge part of the art world. And big-business film takes itself very seriously. James Franco
My first job in construction paid my way through art school. I was building to pay my bills. Ty Pennington
Middle grade fiction, to me, is really about emergence of self. It's about expressing the idea that the world is going to start affecting you more, and your parents' influence is going to wane. Middle grade is when a lot of kids discover their passions - art, music, sports, what have you. Greg van Eekhout
I grew up in Hollywood during WWII, and my mother was afraid that my father was going to be drafted because she didn't think we were going to be able to live on army pay. She didn't want to have to get a job, so she decided to put me to work, and that's how I got started in the movies. Karolyn Grimes
My father is a well known artist, Ted Dyer, who has been painting for many years. Our work is very different, but growing up surrounded by paintings, paints, easels and art books does have an effect. John Dyer
It's the business of movies, it's the fights that go along with the level of budget, and more than anything, it's the creative constipation of having to live with one idea for two or three years. It's just not that fun. Matt Stone
I like to take risks and do weird things and stuff that's not normal compared to other Hollywood movies. Not stuff that's totally avant garde and daring, but doing stuff that's in other languages and not using stars and using real people - things that they generally don't do in mainstream films. Eli Roth
The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We live in this thought web; we identify things and put them away and distance ourselves from them. But to be completely present? That is source, that is art, that is spirituality. And meditation is a way to defy fear and experience that source. Ben Foster
I don't have so many things in the fashion world that interest me. It's probably because I am so deeply into it. Often when you go very deep into something, you also discover what it's about, and you understand it better. With the art world, I still have a lot of curiosity. Raf Simons
Having my son made me grow up. I'm keeping my dangers in the movies. Tom Guiry
Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor. Andre Gide
Let's say you would see me in a lot more big movies had I done movies that I'd been asked to do playing bad guys. Now that I have a child on the way, I think that you'll probably be seeing me play more bad guys. If that's what's going to put bread on the table, that's what I'm going to be doing. Jake Busey
I'm a huge, huge lover of weaponry, of Japanese martial arts movies. Ann Nocenti
Some movies to me are like vampires - they suck all of the energy out of me and I don't like that. I like to give the audience energy if I can. Sam Raimi
He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming. Arthur Balfour
Art is the daughter of freedom. Friedrich Schiller
The most powerful words in English are 'Tell me a story,' words that are intimately related to the complexity of history, the origins of language, the continuity of the species, the taproot of our humanity, our singularity, and art itself. Pat Conroy
I learned a lesson which I didn't heed: Don't put yourself in your movies. It's too much. Josh Radnor
There was a gap of seven years between the first and second Dracula movies. In the second one as everybody knows, I didn't speak, because I said I couldn't say the lines. Christopher Lee
Getting sequestered and not really knowing what to do with your time and then discovering, 'Oh, I can watch a bunch of horror movies' has probably played out in a lot of people's discovery of horror. Kirk Hammett
The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract. Ellen Key
One of the first movies I ever saw was 'Batman,' based on the TV series with Adam West and Burt Ward. Peter Jackson
We all know guys who've had their hearts broken in real life; we just don't usually see it in the movies. Zooey Deschanel
I decided to be an actress, and the day after, I was an actress. That was quick and very scary at the same time. When 'Obscure Object of Desire' came out in France, I felt guilty for my friends at the National School who weren't in the movies. The whole thing was turmoil. Carole Bouquet
Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. Ambrose Bierce
Rumors sound of galleries asking artists for upsized art and more of it. I've heard of photographers asked to print larger to increase the wall power and salability of their work. Everything winds up set to maximum in order to feed the beast. Jerry Saltz
But I've always felt that the less you know about an actor's personal life, the more you can get involved in the story in which he's playing a character. And I don't like to see movies where you know about everything that happens behind the scenes. I can't engage in the story if I know what's going on in the actor's head. Eric Stoltz
Practice makes an actor excel. It is like cycling and motor driving. It is an art, which can be learnt and practised. Anupam Kher
Art and science have so much in common - the process of trial and error, finding something new and innovative, and to experiment and succeed in a breakthrough. Peter M. Brant
MTV in general is involved with so many artists - musicians, actors, people in the fashion industry, and art world. Karlie Kloss
When art has changed, it's because the world was changing. Corita Kent
The more I see and know about life, the more ideas I have and the more I want to make art. Kirsten Dunst
I'm an actor, and I keep observing people and their reactions to figure out what they are thinking. There's only so much you can do on your own, so you have to keep learning. Art imitates life. Preity Zinta
No movie has ever been able to provide a catharsis for the Holocaust, and I suspect none will ever be able to provide one for 9/11. Such subjects overwhelm art. Roger Ebert
President Obama called for a 'we' nation in his Inauguration Address. Art convenes. It is not just inspirational. It is aspirational. It pricks the walls of our compartmentalized minds, opens our hearts and makes us brave. And that's what we need most in our country today. Anna Deavere Smith
You create a work of art. You do not know whether it will get public sanction. Sometimes outstanding films do no business, and sometimes films which are not so good work. Dev Anand
I like people that challenge their art, not only in the purist way, but also in terms of how they could provoke and make something different. Guy Laliberte
My exposure to visual art all my life was intensive. Charles Gwathmey
Life is a lot more interesting if you are interested in the people and the places around you. So, illuminate your little patch of ground, the people that you know, the things that you want to commemorate. Light them up with your art, with your music, with your writing, with whatever it is that you do. Alan Moore
Yes was a band where we could explore some of those ideas, but I knew that if I wanted to get into orchestral music and make a living at it, movies seemed to be a perfect spot. Trevor Rabin
Unless you are a born connoisseur of art, you will not be able to judge by yourself why certain art is superior to other art. David Elliott
Box office is one of the strongest tools we have toward preserving our ability to make our movies. We really can make a difference by purchasing a ticket each opening weekend to a movie made by a woman, even if you don't like the movie or the filmmaker and even if you don't see the film. Allison Anders
I've always thought of the book as a visual art form, and it should represent a single artistic idea, which it does if you write your own material. Chris Van Allsburg
I want to do movies that I'm proud of where my kids, at some point, can see and I can feel comfortable sitting there watching it with them. And just that move people. That make people feel a little bit better about themselves when they leave the theatre. Kevin James
Here's the most mysterious thing to me. I look back at those first plays I did and the first movies I did, and I only have one question, which is, 'What was I so confident about? Where did I get that? Mike Nichols
Once an object has been incorporated in a picture it accepts a new destiny. Georges Braque
I want to be part of movies that have important and interesting subjects but are not depressing and are rather satirical and funny. Terence Lewis
I think there's a lot of interesting stuff on TV. I feel much more optimistic about TV than I do about movies. There will always be good movies but I think, for the most part, it's always going to be a huge fight to get those movies made. TV is the best place to be as a writer, I think. Alan Ball
So, yes, there's nothing I love more than listening to directors talk about their movies. Jodie Foster
I do want to be in mainstream movies that are going to be seen. I suppose it satisfies the showbiz side of me. Willem Dafoe
Thought is more important than art. To revere art and have no understanding of the process that forces it into existence, is finally not even to understand what art is. Amiri Baraka
Everyone has a first love, and mine was the western. When I was a child and dreamed of the movies, it was always as a cowboy on a white horse. Franco Nero
Romanticizing the act of writing or any other art is not very helpful to the artist or the art. It's much better if one simply does. Anne Roiphe
Being sensitive to the problem of women is just another symptom of the quality of movies: I don't think you can do anything that's very sensitive. Everything's sort of broad strokes and big gestures - adventure things that boys, guys want to see. Teri Garr
The wonderful thing about theater as an art form is it's a purely empirical art form. It's all about what works. And every show, every production, is created anew right from the moment you go into the rehearsal hall. Terry Teachout
Give yourself pleasure; see your friends; go to the movies. Jennifer Grey
I started trying to be a writer and failed for years. I tried novels, short stories, sitcoms, movies, plays, anything. And then, to support myself, I had millions of jobs on the fringes of show business. Bruce Eric Kaplan
You know, I find it very strange when movies that I made that were just excoriated - I mean that I was just vilified for - are now looked at as classics. John Milius
'Seanan McGuire' is my real name; if I'm being silly and third-person about it, she's a frequently cranky, foul-mouthed Disney Princess on vacation in the real world, where she studies diseases, cuddles reptiles, watches lots of horror movies, and goes to as many corn fields as possible. Seanan McGuire
Degas was obsessed by the art of classical ballet, because to him it said something about the human condition. He was not a balletomane looking for an alternative world to escape into. Dance offered him a display in which he could find, after much searching, certain human secrets. John Berger
I never really worked with Chris Farley, I hung out with him, but I had plans, I had big plans, movies, and I was in no hurry. Andy Dick
I think it would be amazing to be a character actor and still be a lead now and then in movies. Britt Robertson
I think I realized it was an art form at the beginning, but it took me a really long time before I was able to view what I was performing myself as an art form. Patton Oswalt
I come from a time when pop music was the coin of the cultural realm and in a certain way was the only coin of the realm; movies didn't matter as much, and not TV - it was all about pop music. In the era when I started - which was the early '60s - it was all about singles leading to albums. Fred Seibert
Movies are magical. Sometimes it just works, it catalyzes, and everything falls into place, and no one knows exactly how or why. Roman Coppola
With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft. Henri Matisse
I was kind of freaked out by the art world in the 1980s. Just the money thing. All the competition over artists. Kim Gordon
Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art. Ezra Pound
Not all artists have a responsibility to be socially or politically aware, but they do have a responsibility to make great art. They have to find some truth and put that in their music. Michael Franti
We have created indoor installations inside museums, like the Wrapped Floor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1968, and not monumental at all by any standards. Christo
What I am out to do is make sure that the Met continues to be the most exciting encyclopedic museum in the world. I want to sustain the vibrancy that makes it exciting to work here, that makes it exciting for visitors. The art remains central. Thomas P. Campbell
I really love the independent movies and I just think that sometimes when they throw a lot of money into it and a lot of special effects and a lot of stunts that you lose the connection, the human connection and I personally love movies that are about the human connection. Jane Seymour
I'm my own artist, and I see artists as movies. No one should try to change them for anything. If you don't like it, you just don't follow it. And if you don't like a movie you don't watch it. Watch another movie. Zedd
We are probably the only artists in the world who have a 2,000-page book on a work of art that doesn't exist. But in this way, these projects reveal their identity through this whole process. When I'm starting, I only have the slightest idea of how the work of art will exist. Christo
To me, it's like the difference between a pen and a paintbrush. Music draws from almost the identical place as art does, which really is that intangible - it's like you're pulling from the ether. I don't know where it comes from. Nobody really does. It sort of arrives when it wants to. Brandon Boyd
A turning point in the public's perception of the building art came with the publication of Frank Lloyd Wright's 'An Autobiography' of 1932, a picaresque narrative that captivated many who hadn't the slightest inkling of what architects actually did. Martin Filler
Everything I know about the FBI came from movies! Right? The idea of these kind of uptight, conservative guys whose ties are tied too tight. Leslie Hope
I'm relaxed about my career. I've been making movies for over 20 years, so I've earned at least the right to relax. Eddie Murphy
Allan had come down wanting to do some sort of crucial music and I'd been involved in so-called Art Music and wanted to explore other areas - we were approaching it in some quite tongue-in-cheek ways and we had a lot of fun - we spent more time laughing than playing music. Jamie Muir
I go stay a week in these little towns that don't have an art outlet and... go to the schools and play some of the old Texas music, sort of 'go through the Texas country roots' is what they call it. Johnny Gimble
Art is built on the deepest themes of human meaning: good and evil, beauty and ugliness, life and death, love and hate. No other story has incarnated those themes more than the story of Jesus. John Ortberg
The end of art is peace. Seamus Heaney
Well, I see myself in the same business but a lot more successful and doing more movies maybe behind the camera. I plan to do some growing in this industry and take it as far as I can. Matthew McGrory
Just because you've made a couple movies, you've done some good movies, you've been nominated for some Academy Awards, whatever, nobody's entitled. It's a business. If they don't see it, I can think they're wrong, but I'm not entitled to a $15 million budget to make a film. Edward Norton
The same sensations that you get in heavy metal are in horror movies. Heavy metal sounds evil and horror movies are evil, ha ha! Kirk Hammett
We live in secular world now, but most of our art and culture is rooted in religion. James Norton
I have a very busy life, and not many people who have a career and four kids go out a lot to the movies. Meryl Streep
There's something so satisfying about road trip movies - and books! Kristan Higgins
What crushed my soul was hanging out with bitter, desperate comics backstage. They're a different breed than the bitter yet eager psyches in the wings of an improv theatre. Struggling stand-ups have externalized self-loathing into an art form. They're a hunching, quaking, unshaven lot. Scott Adsit
Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art. F. Scott Fitzgerald
I crave working on those small independent movies because I love going to see those myself. Orlando Bloom
I think every American kid grows up dreaming about being in the movies. That's completely normal for us. But I mostly wanted to be a writer, and I got taught the scriptwriting program. David Labrava
What do I geek out about? What am I? Hmmm. I love movies. I watch movies. I like big, sweeping epics, like Ed Zwick stuff: 'The Last Samurai,' 'Legends of the Fall,' 'Blood Diamond,' 'Glory.' Chris Evans
To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy. Will Durant
This communication alone, by the comparison of the antagonisms, rivalries, movements which give birth to decisive moments, permits the evolution of the soul, whereby a man realizes himself on earth. It is impossible to be concerned with anything else in art. Robert Delaunay
I just love movies. Edward Norton
All I want is the same opportunities as the filmmakers I grew up admiring. But you know, I've had lots of amazing opportunities to do the movies I wanted to do. If I could write my future, I'd want to keep making character-based films that can make use of my voice as a filmmaker. Tim Story
If you go to school and practice for five days a week, it still gives you two days you can go and see your friends, you can go to the movies, you do whatever you like to do. Ivan Lendl
I like boxing movies. One of the hardest things for me to watch as far as boxing films, is the boxing. The actual boxing usually sucks. Omar Epps
I'd rather get back to making art than talk about it. Jock Sturges
I still remember 1997 when I made the movie 'Storm Riders;' that moment, a lot of American producers want to hire me to make movies in the States. Andrew Lau
I respect artists so much, and I absolutely love music as the ultimate art. Christie Brinkley
Art is not a thing; it is a way. Elbert Hubbard
I think bad movies are made around the world, not just in Hollywood. There are as many bad art films in the whole world as there are bad commercial films. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Brad Pitt is a dude who just wants to make good movies. He's not afraid to surround himself with the greatest actors, which I always appreciate because I've also seen actors who only want to surround themselves with weak actors because it makes them look better. That ends up making a poorer movie. Garret Dillahunt
Movies are such an integral part of American culture. We're so spread out in this country, and movies offer us a chance to come together and have a communal experience. David Call
I love horror movies. I mean, who doesn't like a good horror movie every once in a while? It's fun to get scared. Tara Reid
Like all kids who want to be in action movies, I want to jump out of a speeding car, shoot guns, slide out the side in slow motion like a John Woo movie. Dallas Roberts
Passed down from generation to generation, storytelling was an art in my family. David Mixner
Architecture is a negotiated art, and it's highly political, and if you want to make buildings, there is diplomacy required. Thom Mayne
Maybe if they all could he combined - art, rock and fashion. Those were always my favorite things. Stephen Sprouse
There are roles for all types of movies. I mean, you still want to watch the urban movies, and they need to be told. You still want to see something you haven't seen before. Melissa De Sousa
The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing. Benjamin Franklin
I did try to get a few of those teen high-school movies, but they just didn't like me. I guess I wasn't a certain type. Leelee Sobieski
Even in the former Soviet Union, they have good copies of my movies. Dario Argento
As an actor I'm part of a long line of character people you can take back to the silent movies. Curtis Armstrong
Architecture begins where engineering ends. Walter Gropius
Habitual texters may not only cheat their existing relationships, they can also limit their ability to form future ones since they don't get to practice the art of interpreting nonverbal visual cues. Jeffrey Kluger
I was in 'Cliffhanger' years ago, so I'm a massive fan of the big event movies - the good ones - but there's a lot of crap that's made in between the good ones. It's just the superhuman films that I can't get my head around. I guess if you're a fan of them, then you love them. Craig Fairbrass
I think there's an essential problem in movies and TV that I think a lot of people experience now: Audiences are way more interested in the actors than the characters that they're playing. It's a strange thing. Michael Angarano
'Y Tu Mama Tambien' is one of the first unrated movies to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. But many video stores won't take a movie that's not rated, so I had to make the movie an R. Alfonso Cuaron
I'd always loved movies. I watch them all the time; my dad is a huge movie buff. Austin Butler
The biggest problems with movies are expectations. Frank Oz
James Cameron has always been way ahead of the curve in terms of the use of technology in his movies. Joe Morton
Cleveland has a very bad reputation, but there's a lot of stuff that's left over from when there were very wealthy people - the Art Museum and a world class symphony that's still world class. Harvey Pekar
When I was little I used to dance and model and that was fun. But I was always the person that was goofing off and I would memorize every line in every movie that I saw. And at recess that's what I would do, I would talk to my friends and recite movies. Ashley Benson
There's an audience for all kinds of great art. Robin Thicke
The value of art is in the observer. Agnes Martin
They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art. Charlie Parker
The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it... try to fake three laughs in an hour - ha ha ha ha ha - they'll take you away, man. You can't. Lenny Bruce
But it's mostly about pacing yourself when you do these movies. Robert Englund
My favorite English teacher in high school showed me 'Brazil' when I was 15, and it blew my mind. It's one of those movies that's revealed itself in different ways as I've gone back to it over the years. Win Butler
The tensions are always based on financial resources. Something like film is very problematic because it is viewed as an art form and also as an industry with a pure commercial base. Ann Macbeth
Theatre is how I first encountered art on any level. Patrick Marber
That's how you get surprises, because what movies are all about is surprises. Peter Bart
I don't really believe in 'directions' in art; the rope twists as you follow it, that's all. Graham Nelson
My past films came out on home entertainment in the U.S., so the next question was, how do we get a theatrical in the U.S.? Well, you put a monster in it. That will do it, because people love monster movies. Noel Clarke
I do have friends who make movies, but for the most part, I never really wanted to feel like I was part of an industry. Harmony Korine
I don't want to criticize any other designers, but I have to say that many of the people involved in this industry - directors and producers - are trying to make their games more like movies. They are longing to make movies rather than making videogames. Shigeru Miyamoto
Creating art is painful. It takes time, practice, and the courage to stand alone. Maria Semple
I like something where I can really use my imagination and be an active participant in the construction of the monster and usually that's in the world of the supernatural or the world of the fantastic, so that's why those kinds of stories about demons and the supernatural appeal to me or maybe I'm really interested in that subject. Sam Raimi
I remember being an art student and going to the Whitney in 1974 to see the exhibition of Jim Nutt, the Chicago imagist. It was then I transferred to school in Chicago, all because of that show. Jeff Koons
I believe love at first sight is possible. Centuries of literature and art and beauty has been dedicated to that idea, so who am I to argue, even if I've never experienced it? Maggie Grace
Art, that great undogmatized church. Ellen Key
'Beverly Hills Cop' opened up a whole world. I got the television show and movies, and I would go sign autographs for one hour and get paid $25,000. Bronson Pinchot
I would like to use stories as a springboard for children to make their own creative responses. I would like to encourage them to express themselves using music, art, film or whatever, and upload it to a website having been inspired by particular stories. Malorie Blackman
I was a cartoonist when I was at university, but I decided to go into movie making knowing that I could still draw by doing movies, design work, story boards, and such. Robert Rodriguez
I like movies that are scary, but I don't want them to be dirt dumb. I want a movie that gets my blood racing, makes me laugh, but also gives me something to think about, with maybe a little sexy thrown in. Hollywood doesn't make movies like that. Penn Jillette
Reality in movies is the reality of the story you're telling, so it may not match the reality as we know it, but the reason there's art is that it tries to bring some kind of understanding of all the suffering and joys and pain that we go through. Storytelling brings some value to it. Caleb Deschanel
Low budget movies make lots of money. Orlando Bloom
I did a couple of movies in Brazil, and the actors were incredibly congenial and hung out together a lot. Even the biggest stars would do radio commercials - they're not put on a pedestal like they are in the United States. Alan Arkin
I'm not a huge fan of scary movies, but I love doing them because your character arc gets condensed, and everything is elevated, and so you kind of have this amazing opportunity to go in many different places. Imogen Poots
Sometimes magnificent visual art takes root in the humblest of soils. Advertisements painted on old barns, tattoos, fruit crate labels, hot rod embellishments - all these media and many other non-galleried forms have hosted and fostered esthetic delights that satisfy any rigorous definition of art. Paul Di Filippo
Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other. Freya Stark
Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption. Andre Bazin
Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero, but it's not all that important to me anymore. Dennis Quaid
Fairy tales are with us day in and day out, not just in commercials, but references in the theater, movies, museums, schools, etc. Jack Zipes
I love the irony of movies. I really do. For whatever reason, I'm incredibly intrigued by the irony of reality in a motion picture. Zack Snyder
When you eliminate vanity from an art form, and I would think that this would be any art form, what is left is an opportunity to be incredibly naked and truthful. Lorraine Toussaint
I was always making things. Even though art was what I did every day, it didn't even occur to me that I would be an artist. Maya Lin
I'm a big fan of Alan J. Pakula's films like 'All the President's Men', 'The Parallax View,' and 'Klute.' I'm a big fan of those movies. Simon Baker
I'd skip school regularly to see movies - even in the morning, in the small Parisian theaters that opened early. Francois Truffaut
I was very much an only child who was raised by the television and movies, and I grew up in New York. We weren't, like, rich people, but we were middle-class people and my parents supported this love I had for entertainment. Billy Eichner
The early giants of modern dance - Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis - barely left traces of their art. Robert Gottlieb
For me, honestly, one of the first movies I did I was always pounding coffee, and I crashed so horribly. So I've kind of weaned myself off. You keep getting second and third winds. But for me, I've stopped doing energy drinks or any kind of stimulant. I just kind of go natural. Nick Swardson
She was an enthusiastic painter of oils and watercolors. She was also very generous. I could mess with her paints and brushes all I wanted. On one condition: that I kept my brushes clean. The only art lesson my mother gave me was how to wash my brushes. Barbara Cooney
The Fred Astaire movies made a huge impression on me. Anton du Beke
I think being Shaquille O'Neal would be the most amazing thing. There's nothing I would have done differently in his life. Everything he's done I think is pretty spot on, even, like, the bad rap videos, the shoes, the movies, everything. David Chang
'The Big Chill' had a bunch of really talented actors, a great soundtrack, and the college connections that the characters shared. It's one of those movies I glean something different from every time I watch it. Malcolm D. Lee
I'd maybe done about 12 movies when I decided that this was what I was going to do. Jeff Bridges
In the movies, I kill guys with an axe. In real life, I can't control a nine-year-old girl. Sylvester Stallone
British actors are renowned for being great villains in movies, like Bond films, all the rest of it. Luke Evans
It is not my job to compare my movies. I don't like to compare my films with other movies because I don't really have that perspective. It is an intellectual exercise, but it doesn't intuitively come to me. Steven Spielberg
Art is the proper task of life. Friedrich Nietzsche
Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums. Peter De Vries
Once you learn to look at architecture not merely as an art more or less well or more or less badly done, but as a social manifestation, the critical eye becomes clairvoyant. Louis Sullivan
Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible. Balthus
I'm the first to admit that I like going to, or my memories at least of going to Clint Eastwood movies or Charles Bronson or James Bond. Nicolas Cage
I think if you do something effectively whether you're the lover or the comic or the action guy or the villain like I play; movies are very expensive to make. Chances are you'll get asked to play that part again. Christopher Walken
It's strange because even in the vaudeville days, ventriloquists were never the main attraction. They were the guys brought out to stand in front of the curtain while sets were being changed. Ventriloquism wasn't even celebrated as an art until Edgar Bergen came along in the 1930s. Jeff Dunham
I have to say that movies have as much impact on me as music. And that I learned as much about narrative from movies as I did from reading novels, how to arrange stories, how to juxtapose things. Dana Spiotta
For some people, the highlight of their entire month could be going out and eating a pizza or watching a movie at a multiplex, and here I am visiting four countries in a month. So, in that way, movies have made me socially aware. I now know how simple people live their lives. Sonam Kapoor
James Thurber was an inspiration because his drawings were so primitive. I am self-taught - I didn't go to art school - so I thought when I started doing them, 'If James Thurber can be a cartoonist, I can,' because his stuff is very raw. Bruce Eric Kaplan
I remember going to see those Adrian Lyne films when I was going to see movies in the nineties, and I was jealous he wasn't working at New Line. Michael De Luca
There's been a vacuum with movies that people can relate to. There's been a paucity of dramas that people can relate to. I think audiences are clamoring to connect - particularly after 9/11 - with things that are genuine and real and I think documentaries are filling that need. George Hickenlooper
I enjoy the old-fashioned idea of, like, 'His Girl Friday' and 'Bringing Up Baby', those old movies. Judy Greer
'Interview' created indelible images of Pop Art that arrived on people's doorsteps every month. Richard Phillips
One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train. Morihei Ueshiba
People look at Marvel movies as epic in scope, but if you look back at the comics, you realise that Marvel heroes were often a reaction to the square-jawed DC characters like Superman, who were flawless and beyond reproach. Jon Favreau
I do everything from home. I broadcast commentaries for CBS News Radio every day - from home, on a disk that I mail in. I write a weekly op-ed piece for the 'New York Daily News,' and any books or plays or movies that I'm crazy enough to write, I do that from home. Charles Grodin
All the PG-13 superhero movies are depriving me of the gore that I need. Clark Gregg
Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible. Ray Bradbury
I like to direct movies, but I don't like to goof around for eight years talking about it. John Malkovich
The thing with movies is, because you have so little time, I always feel like there are more things we could've done with the character. If we'd done a sequel to 'The Thomas Crown Affair,' what would that have been like? But for the most part, you try not to think of that, because it's just going to break your heart. Denis Leary
The ability to make somebody feel something: that's art. However you look at it, whether you're an author, a painter, a singer, a rapper, a spoken-word artist - art. Wale
I aspire to eventually be making my living by making movies. Richard King
What I can't figure out is why we're not making more R-rated movies, actually. Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Clearly, the works of John Carpenter and Sam Raimi are front and center here. Argento is definitely there. But even stuff like the 'Friday the 13th' movies had quite an influence on me growing up. Drew Goddard
Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter. Chuck Jones
Blest is that government where no art thrives. Thomas Nashe
I don't direct movies for a living. Tommy Lee Jones
There is no art without Eros. Max Frisch
Television and movies have short-circuited reality. I don't think a lot of people are entirely clear on what is real and what is on the screen. Alan Moore
Music has always been a part of me and art in general. I love visual art as well. Marketa Irglova
Filmmakers have to really find a unique take on something if they're going to explore an already-explored genre of movies. Josh Trank
It's a juggernaut, yeah... but I'm not phased by making movies. Matthew Vaughn
I'm interested in art for all. I don't want it to be only the sons and daughters of Tory MPs who get to see my plays. Benedict Cumberbatch
Insight is the first condition of Art. George Henry Lewes
Calls for the simplification of abstract or allusive art have always come from governments suspicious of artists themselves. This is why totalitarian regimes have always legislated some form of realism. Russell Smith
I hate dream sequences in movies and T.V. shows generally for their heavy-handed symbolism and storytelling tediousness. Ira Glass
It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created. Bruce Beresford
I was doing these performance art pop music pieces in the city. And they were a bit on the eccentric side I suppose. So people started to call me Gaga after the Queen song 'Radio Gaga.' Lady Gaga
Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions. It follows that each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated. Wassily Kandinsky
My favorite movie out of the old movies was 'Escape to Witch Mountain.' We were working with horses and bears, and when you have a great friend like Ike and a great director... it was a great experience. Kim Richards
I think art can reflect tragedy. John Corigliano
None of my movies are autobiographical. Susanne Bier
I'm now beginning to feel that the pessimistic vision is not for the movies. Karel Reisz
As an artist, I think you always have to take care of yourself as a person probably even more than the average person because your body is so important to your art. Josh Young
My errors will point to thinking men the various roads, and will teach them the great art of treading on the brink of the precipice without falling into it. Giacomo Casanova
One of my favorite movies of all time is 'Bugsy Malone.' Zoe Kravitz
I've always been fascinated with knowing the self. This fascination led me to submerge myself in art, study neuroscience, and later to become a psychotherapist. Ariel Garten
James Cagney, Steve McQueen, I loved all those guys. I grew up loving the movies but had no desire to be in them. Mark Wahlberg
If studios don't get their money back, we don't have any movies. So it is important that films are successful, and I am fully supportive of that because I'm not just a director, I'm also not stupid. I've been in this business long enough and, to a certain extent, I'm a businessman; I know the importance of that. Ridley Scott
Art is for everybody. Keith Haring
People are surprised at how down-to-earth I am. I like to stay home on Friday nights and listen to 'The Art of Happiness' by the Dalai Lama. Carmen Electra
Action movies today are going to so fast, you can't say you're going to do everything faster and faster. Olivier Megaton
I think there have been more movies in the Western genre than any other. I grew up watching those movies. Tom Selleck
Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy. Claude Adrien Helvetius
As a kid, I saw those ticker-tape parades in the movies, and I was really chuffed to be in one. Rick Astley
Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message. Malcolm Muggeridge
Comedy. It was just huge in my house. Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness, Monty Python and all those James Bond movies were highly regarded. Mike Myers
The only reason I'm ever in character as 'Larry The Cable Guy' is because that's what I'm hired to do. In my movies, obviously they hired 'Larry The Cable Guy' to be 'Larry The Cable Guy.' When I do my shows, I'm 'Larry The Cable Guy.' When I do Jay Leno, it's: 'Please welcome 'Larry The Cable Guy.' Larry the Cable Guy
Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment. Bryant H. McGill
'XIII' is a spy show. I think the comic book is a little too similar to 'The Bourne Identity.' I tried to take it away from that. I believe there was, many years ago, before the Bourne movies, a lawsuit that made it so they couldn't be published in English. Roger Avary
I am a pretty tough nut, I guess, and I love art as one of the expressions that probably appeals to my softer side that a lot of people would deny I had. Kerry Stokes
I think there are certain tenets set in place for all different types on genres. For thrillers, women usually die first. I can't say exactly why, and it's kind of a bummer... But I also can't explain why the wallflower girl in the romantic comedy always gets the guy in the end. That's just the way those movies go. Katie Aselton
In art, the obvious is a sin. Edward Dmytryk
Art has to be reflective of our society. David Zayas
I realize that every picture isn't a work of art. Conrad Hall
The craft of writing is all the stuff that you can learn through school; go to workshops and read books. Learn characterization, plot and dialogue and pacing and word choice and point of view. Then there's also the art of it which is sort of the unknown, the inspiration, the stuff that is noncerebral. Garth Stein
I love putting the music together. It's like art. Erykah Badu
My first love is art, and I see a lot of things in an artistic way. Robert Carlyle
For a lot of my childhood, I didn't want to direct movies because I didn't really know what directing was. Peter Jackson
The Will Smith that you see in movies is exactly the same as Will Smith in real life. Except for when he plays a superhero, because the real Will Smith can't fly. He can only hover. Kurt Fuller
Mike Leigh and Ken Loach are the people I look up to. They are quality film-makers making interesting, controversial, ground-breaking movies with very little eye on the marketplace. Eric Fellner
I do love horror movies, but I'm not the kind of guy who would dress up as a ghoul for Halloween. I might go as a member of the Blue Man Group. Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion. Ralph W. Sockman
Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self. Jean-Luc Godard
The whole reason one wants to do lower budget films is because the lower the budget, the bigger the ideas, the bigger the themes, the more interesting the art. Francis Ford Coppola
I'm not intelligent enough to be a doctor, and kind of hands down you can't argue with the worth of that. But I don't really have an opinion about the worth of making art. Rupert Friend
Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. This is not a function of any other art. Aristotle
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh
Art in the classroom not only spurs creativity, it also inspires learning. Mickey Hart
There's a love that I want to continue to offer people. And, I hope I can offer people that love through the art. Grace Gealey
There's a lot of thought in art. People get to talk about important things. There's a lot of sex, you know, in art. There's a lot of naked women and men, and there's intrigue, there's fakery. It's a real microcosm of the larger world. Steve Martin
Art has definitely influenced how I think of design, both as individual items and as a body of work. Cynthia Rowley
The show business has all phases and grades of dignity, from the exhibition of a monkey to the exposition of that highest art in music or the drama which secures for the gifted artists a world-wide fame princes well might envy. P. T. Barnum
I picture my books as movies when I get stuck, and when I'm working on a new idea, the first thing I do is hit theaters to work out pacing and mood. Maggie Stiefvater
Walt Whitman defended the sacredness of love, the purity of passion - the passion that builds every home and fills the world with art and song. Robert G. Ingersoll
I graduated. I did History of Art, you know, all those things - American Studies - and then I went to art school, and I did Joseph Alvarez in the art school. Peter Beard
So much of movie acting is in the lighting. And in loving your characters. I try to know them, and with that intimacy comes love. And now, I love Voldemort. Ralph Fiennes
As a longtime fan of talk radio, I'm very worried about the low opinion that conservative hosts and callers have of the American artist. Art is portrayed as a scam, a rip-off and snow job pushed by snobbish elites. Camille Paglia
I never, ever had it in my mind that I wanted to be in the record industry, because I still contend that the record industry is an insidious affair. It's this terrible collision between art and commerce, and it will always be that way. Ian MacKaye
I imagine it was much different in the 1970s. That was the Renaissance for black actors, albeit in blaxploitation movies. There was a much greater preponderance of work then than there is now. Don Cheadle
Layer by layer art strips life bare. Robert Musil
I had to act in a school play when I was about ten years old. I really didn't want to do it. But everyone had to do it so I didn't have a choice. A talent agent came and watched it and later gave me some work. It's funny because I'd always known that I wanted a movie career. I just didn't think that I would be in the movies. Kristen Stewart
To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
In LA I was watching At the Movies with Ebert and Roper, it was, nice to see them differentiate between the subject matter and the art form of making the film, and they both gave it thumbs up, and I was kind of pleased at their honesty as far as reviewers go. Michael Berryman
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange. Nick Cave
I don't really mind playing tabloid monster. I always liked those characters in the old movies. Nick Denton
Some actors get by with behaving, not acting. You've got to sell the effect. I act more in the 'Nightmare' movies because it's not like me. I'm acting, not reacting. Robert Englund
There is always something I gain from watching a movie, whether it's a silly romantic comedy or an art film. Gia Coppola
People think it must be wonderful being in movies or on television, but it can be very tough on a child. I had two friends in elementary school. That was it. There was a clique of girls that were brutal to me. They pulled some very mean stuff. My two friends got me through it. Without them, I would have been all alone. Angela Cartwright
For me, there has always been a disconnect with the sort of elitist structure of the high-art world - and my distaste for that is at odds with my feeling that art should aspire to do great things. Shepard Fairey
The cool thing about 'Sweet Tooth' is that you can bring influences from the underground and alternative people that I read and also bring in some genre influences, too, from movies and comics. And kind of mash it all up. It's a fun project. Jeff Lemire
When I was young, I was interested in Renaissance art. Sigmar Polke
There's a huge cloud of shame around art and business being seen as bedfellows. Amanda Palmer
If you are a reader of 'Harper's Bazaar,' to me, you are a woman who loves fashion, but not just fashion; you love fashion, you love travel, you love art, you love music. Carine Roitfeld
Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art. Constantin Stanislavski
In my contemporary stories, I write about today's quilters, inventive techniques they use, and how technology has influenced their art. Novels set in the past let me have fun researching patterns that were popular and fabrics and tools available to quilters through history. Jennifer Chiaverini
Art is something you can't teach, but you can inspire it. Billy Al Bengston
Maturity implies otherness... The art of living is the art of living with. Julius Gordon
Most of the time it's the role. Sometimes it's the story and sometimes it just the paycheck. It's the little movies that come out as stories or the fact that I have work to go out, you know what I'm saying, you can only be out so long without work, you start getting antsy. Morgan Freeman
Movies are all about plot. Theater, even if it's story heavy, it's about ideas. Theater has to resonate in your heart in a way that movies don't. Harvey Fierstein
There are no crowds out there demanding to see smoking scenes in movies. Joe Eszterhas
Yes. Otherwise I could have done a lot of Hollywood movies. After Crouching Tiger I got a lot of offers, but I turned them down because they were all victim roles - poor girls sold to America to be a wife or whatever. I know I have the ability to go deeper, to take on more original roles than that. Zhang Ziyi
I think that comics can do things movies can't and vice versa. In my opinion, you only expose their weaknesses if you try too hard at making one exactly like the other. Lee Bermejo
I don't think we're living in great times for movies, to tell you the truth. Gabriel Byrne
Black-and-white photography, which I was doing in the very early days, was essentially called art photography and usually consisted of landscapes by people like Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. But photographs by people like Adams didn't interest me. William Eggleston
I really care about this stuff, I care about movies, and you just have to be strong and don't be stupid; freedom of choice is a big responsibility, and I'm lucky enough not to have to just take any movie to pay the rent, so there's no need to be greedy. Jonah Hill
My mom had gotten a Super 8 camera to make home movies with, and my brother and me got our hands on it and ran with it. Lev Yilmaz
I have a list of ideas that I want to do for my art series, but I'm always trying to figure out what's going to work. Ever since I was in art school, I would read and get ideas. Sometimes the photograph sparks an idea in me, and I continue in that direction. Jill Greenberg
O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. Christopher Marlowe
90% of every art form is garbage - dance and stand-up, painting and music. Focus on the 10% that's good, suck it up, and drive on. Patton Oswalt