“Art being to a certain degree a mode of acting, an attempt to realise one’s own personality on some imaginative plane out of reach of the trammelling accidents and limitations of real life.” — Oscar Wilde, The Portrait of Mr. W. H.
“We think that life is long, because art is so, and that, because we have much to do, it is well worth doing.” — William Hazlitt, Lectures On The Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth
“It is how we choose what we do, and how we approach it, that will determine whether the sum of our days adds up to a formless blur, or to something resembling a work of art.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Finding Flow
“Without art, science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science, art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery.” — Raymond Chandler, The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler
“The line between art and life should be kept as fluid, and perhaps indistinct, as possible.” — Allan Kaprow, Assemblages, Environments and Happenings
“I don’t really care what other people think about art, sir. Either you get it or you don’t, and it seems pretty stupid waiting on people to get it when you just as easily enjoy having more museum space to yourself, thanks to one less idiot telling me how his four-year-old daughter could do that.” — Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings
“Maybe we should think of memory itself as an art form, in which the real work begins as soon as the paint hits the canvas. And remember that a work of art is never finished, only abandoned.” — John Koenig, Klexos