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Men Are The Only Animals That Devote Themselves, Day In And Day Out, To Making One Another Unhappy. It Is An Art Like Any Other. Its Virtuosi Are Called Altruists.
~ H. L. Mencken
All Architecture Is Great Architecture After Sunset Perhaps Architecture Is Really A Nocturnal Art, Like The Art Of Fireworks.
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The Politician Is... Trained In The Art Of Inexactitude. His Words Tend To Be Blunt Or Rounded, Because If They Have A Cutting Edge They May Later Return To Wound Him.
~ Edward R. Murrow
Finance Is The Art Of Passing Currency From Hand To Hand Until It Finally Disappears.
~ Robert W. Sarnoff
Democracy Is The Art Of Running The Circus From The Monkey Cage.
~ H. L. Mencken
Besides The Noble Art Of Getting Things Done, There Is A Nobler Art Of Leaving Things Undone? The Wisdom Of Life Consists In The Elimination Of Nonessentials.
~ Lin Yutang, O Magazine, October 2002
Teachers Believe They Have A Gift For Giving It Drives Them With The Same Irrepressible Drive That Drives Others To Create A Work Of Art Or A Market Or A Building.
~ A Bartlett Giamatti
Literature Is The Art Of Writing Something That Will Be Read Twice Journalism What Will Be Read Once.
~ Cyril Connolly
Abstract Art Is A Product Of The Untalented, Sold By The Unprincipled To The Utterly Bewildered.
~ Al Capp
The Beautiful, Which Is Perhaps Inseparable From Art, Is Not After All Tied To The Subject, But To The Pictorial Representation. In This Way And In No Other Does Art Overcome The Ugly Without Avoiding It.
~ Paul Klee
All Art Is At Once Surface And Symbol. Those Who Go Beneath The Surface Do So At Their Own Peril. Those Who Read The Symbol Do So At Their Own Peril.
~ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the preface
I Believe It To Be True That Dreams Are The True Interpreters Of Our Inclinations; But There Is Art Required To Sort And Understand Them.
~ Michel de Montaigne