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"Literature is painting, architecture, and music." - Yevgeny Zamyatin

"A painting is music you can see and music is a painting you can hear." - Miles Davis

"I don't like painting flowers in my music. I like painting guts and pain." - Jonathan Davis

"Poetry ... is the music and painting of the mind." - Sonia Orwell

"Painting and animation can be kind of long work. Music was more immediate and more fun." - Babatunde Adebimpe

"Painting and music were the only things I worked at industriously and faithfully." - Pierre Loti

"There is one thing on earth more terrible than English music, and that is English painting." - Heinrich Heine

"Refine your senses through the great masters of music, painting, and poetry." - Ernst Haas

"Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight." - Orhan Pamuk

"Architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and poetry, may truly be called the efflorescence of civilised life." - Herbert Spencer

"Good painting is nothing else but a copy of the perfections of God and a reminder of His painting. Finally, good painting is a music and a melody which intellect only can appreciate, and with great difficulty." - Michelangelo

"This profession [photography] is deserving of attention and respect equal to that accorded painting, literature, music and architecture." - Ansel Adams

"Once music ceases to be ephemeral - always disappearing - and becomes instead material... it leaves the condition of traditional music and enters the condition of painting. It becomes a painting, existing as material in space, not immaterial in time." - Brian Eno

"Music is like painting in sound. You take it into your inner heart and never lose it. It's eternally mysterious." - Van Cliburn

"If all meanings could be adequately expressed by words, the arts of painting and music would not exist." - John Dewey

"Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"I've been painting and drawing and taking pictures as long as I've been writing music - and I've actually been drawing longer than I've been writing music." - Brandon Boyd

"I love variation in all forms: in painting, in music." - Jim Jarmusch

"The art of the word is painting + architecture + music." - Yevgeny Zamyatin

"There is a kinship between music and painting - with the same words used to describe both, as when a musical composition is said to have color and a painting to have rhythm." - Alton Tobey

"It's Frank's painting on the cover. We were originally going to use a Salvador Dali painting that we got permission from Salvador Dali to use, and Frank found this one, and it really did fit the music much more." - Alice Cooper

"I have no education, I have no academic background in painting or in music, but I write music and I compose music and I write and I sell paintings, and my rule is, well, they can't arrest me." - Anthony Hopkins

"Painting, like music, has nothing to do with the reproduction of nature, nor interpretation of intellectual meanings. Whoever is able to feel the beauty of colors and forms has understood nonobjective painting." - Hilla von Rebay

"Painting was called silent poetry and poetry speaking painting." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks." - Simonides of Ceos

"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks." - Plutarch

"I'm inspired by a lot of stuff. I always was interested in sculpture and painting and music and literature and all those things. There's no one thing." - Frank Gehry

"I have to study politics and war so that my sons can study mathematics, commerce and agriculture, so their sons can study poetry, painting and music." - John Quincy Adams

"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

"Man needs music, literature, and painting - all those oases of perfection that make up art - to compensate for the rudeness and materialism of life." - Fernando Botero

"Art is a jealous mistress; and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Art is a jealous mistress, and, if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Also, painting and animation are really solitary pursuits, so the collaborative aspects of music making and acting are pretty welcome sometimes." - Tunde Adebimpe

"Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud." - Maurice Blanchot

"Poetry fettered fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed, or flourish, in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish!" - William Blake

"A fine work of art - music, dance, painting, story - has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place." - Robert Mckee

"There are only four great arts: music, painting, sculpture, and ornamental pastry- architecture being perhaps the least banal derivative of the latter." - Julia Child

"Without painting, sculpture, music, poetry, and the emotions produced by natural beauty of every kind, life would lose half its charm." - Herbert Spencer

"The fine arts are five in number, namely: painting, sculpture, poetry, music, and architecture, the principal branch of the latter being pastry." - Marie-Antoine Careme

"Relevance, for me, is about being creative and doing things that you believe in, whether that's music or acting or painting a picture, or whatever that is." - Larry Mullen, Jr.

"In the same way in which music is made of notes and a painting is made of lines of colors, the matter of literature are words." - Amos Oz

"I believe that there's a force of life in the universe, and that when we're writing or making music or painting, we're likely to connect with that flow." - Erica Jong

"Man is driven to create; I know I really love to create things. And while I'm not good at painting, drawing, or music, I can write software." - Yukihiro Matsumoto

"Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish." - William Blake

"A movie is painting, it's photography, it's literature - because you have to have the screenplay - it's music. Put a different soundtrack to a comedy and it's a tragedy." - Paula Patton

"Painting is traditional but for me that doesn't mean the academy. I felt a need to paint; I love painting. It was something natural - as is listening to music or playing an instrument for some people. For this reason I searched for themes of my era and my generation. Photography offered this, so I chose it as a medium for painting." - Gerhard Richter

"I studied painting, sculpture and video in both undergrad and grad school, but I've always been more interested in music and I've always admired music that can evoke a cinematic experience." - Jorge Elbrecht

"Drawing and visual pursuits were first. Music came and found me in a way. Really, what it's about is creative problem solving, and music is a lot more an expression of that than painting is for me." - Brandon Boyd

"The people have no ear, either for rhythm or music, and their unnatural passion for pianoforte playing and singing is thus all the more repulsive. There is nothing on earth more terrible than English music, except English painting." - Heinrich Heine

"Certain music is terrifically inspirational and it is possible, months or even years afterwards, to look at a painting and remember the music that was playing during its execution." - Robert Genn

"I attended the High School of Industrial Arts and studied with many great artists as painting is something that you never stop learning about. Actually, in high school there was a time that I was thinking about just concentrating on painting and I asked my music teacher, Mr. Sondberg, for advice and he encouraged me to stick with the music as well. So all my life I have been singing and painting." - Tony Bennett

"We constantly have ideas and experiences that go beyond what we can say or know. Most often these are expressed in art, in painting, in music. Music, everyday confronts us with a form of knowing that doesn't depend on words." - Karen Armstrong

"I'd been making music that was intended to be like painting, in the sense that it's environmental, without the customary narrative and episodic quality that music normally has. I called this 'ambient music.' But at the same time I was trying to make visual art become more like music, in that it changed the way that music changes." - Brian Eno

"Each painting evolves freely and independently." - Fernando Araujo Perdomo

"Happy painting and God Bless, my friend." - Bob Ross

"I never really separated painting and literature." - Cy Twombly

"Painting and writing are solitary arts." - Conrad Hall

"From music and dance to painting and sculpting, the arts allow us to explore new worlds and to view life from another perspective. They also encourage individuals to sharpen their skills and to nurture their imagination and intellect." - George W Bush

"The edge of a painting is its frontier... where the artist negotiates his boundaries with the real world... where art begins and ends and where the eye enters and leaves the image. It determines, in an infinitely subtle number of ways, how you read a painting - which, unlike a book or a piece of music, has no pre-determined beginning or end." - Andrew Graham-Dixon

"It is to be remembered that the origin of all the arts-music, painting and writing-is magical and evocative; and that magic is always used to obtain some definite result." - William S Burroughs

"The dance is the mother of the arts. Music and poetry exist in time; painting and architecture in space. But the dance lives at once in time and space." - Curt Sachs

"Art itself, in all its methods, is the child of religion. The highest and best works in architecture, sculpture and painting, poetry and music, have been born out of the religion of Nature." - James Freeman Clarke

"Ah! My dear friend painting is to us what the music of Berlioz and Wagner was before us - a consolatory art for sore hearts! And yet there are only a few like you and me who feel it!!!" - Vincent Van Gogh

"It's important to have a life and spend time outside of those things [music and politics], in order to appreciate what you've achieved as far as just spending time with people you love, and doing things like painting." - Eddie Vedder

"I had always loved cartoons, especially 'Bugs Bunny,' and I found I enjoyed making animated films. Even a 30-second commercial involved drawing and painting, storytelling, not to mention actors, music, and sound effects." - Mordicai Gerstein

"The temple of art is built of words. Painting and sculpture and music are but the blazon of its windows, borrowing all their significance from the light, and suggestive only of the temple's uses." - J. G. Holland

"Music is like creating an emotional painting. The sounds are the colors." - Yanni

"Other people's songs can inspire me, though - I always have music on when I'm painting." - Danny Fox

"In painting one must search rather for suggestion than for description, as is done in music." - Paul Gauguin

"I think of painting without subject matter as music without words." - Kenneth Noland

"There is neither painting, nor sculpture, nor music, nor poetry. The only truth is creation." - Umberto Boccioni

"When I started working on ambient music, my idea was to make music that was more like painting." - Brian Eno

"On painting and fighting looke aloofe. [On painting and fighting look aloof.]" - George Herbert

"Without the definiteness of sculpture and painting, music is, for that very reason, far more suggestive. Like Milton's Eve, an outline, an impulse, is furnished, and the imagination does the rest." - Henry Theodore Tuckerman

"Without the definiteness of sculpture and painting, music is, for that very reason, far more suggestive. Like Milton's Eve, an outline, an impulse, is furnished, and the imagination does the rest." - Henry Tuckerman

"For me, filmmaking combines everything. That's the reason I've made cinema my life's work. In films, painting and literature, theatre and music come together. But a film is still a film." - Akira Kurosawa

"Of course, literature is the only spiritual and humane career. Even painting tends to dumness, and music turns people erotic, whereas the more you write the nicer you become." - Virginia Woolf

"Self-portraits have been done in painting, but never in music or literature. It has no meaning, it makes no sense. And in movies I was wondering if it could. And how." - Jean-Luc Godard

"Most artists, whether in religion, music, literature, painting, or what not, are shopkeepers in disguise. They hide their shop as much as they can, and keep pretending that it does not exist, but they are essentially shopkeepers and nothing else." - Samuel Butler (novelist)

"Painting as it is now promises to become more subtle - more like music and less like sculpture - and above all it promises color. If only it keeps this promise." - Vincent Van Gogh

"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 was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned about so-called avant-garde music. Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting were well known at this time." - Henry Flynt

"Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language." - Steven Pinker

"Music is an amazing thing. I don't know if we really think about it the same way we consider a painting an amazing thing. I mean, a painting is, in quotes, imaginary. There is nothing on the canvas when you start; and writing a song, there is nothing there when you start." - Lou Reed

"Photoshop came out of painting, and now it's going back to painting." - David Hockney

"Pop Art is not painting because painting must have content and emotion." - Grace Hartigan

"I realized painting could look like a film, and a film like a painting." - Rita Ackermann

"I had another dream the other day about music critics. They were small and rodent-like with padlocked ears, as if they had stepped out of a painting by Goya." - Igor Stravinsky

"As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight and the subject-matter has nothing to do with harmony of sound or of color." - James Whistler

"Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade, just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself." - Truman Capote

"Artworks, whether fiction, music, or painting, because they have the power and possibility to become truth, when repeated enough or told enough are somehow truth about what America is, whether they were or not." - Cynthia Daignault

"Good native Taste, tho' rude, is seldom wrong, Be it in music, painting, or in song: But this, as well as other faculties, Improves with age and ripens by degrees." - John Armstrong

"It may be that just as tonality recurs in music and realism in painting, so the idea of liberalism recurs in politics-though each time in a different vein." - Eva Hoffman

"Good native Taste, tho' rude, is seldom wrong, Be it in music, painting, or in song: But this, as well as other faculties, Improves with age and ripens by degrees." - John Armstrong

"A part of all art is to make silence speak. The things left out in painting, the note withheld in music, the void in architecture - all are as necessary and as active as the utterance itself." - Freya Stark

"Many people open their mind through different things like music and painting, as well as Parkour. How is not important. What is important is to open your mind because you gain some freedom through it." - David Belle

"... lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and ... stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to "walk about" into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?" - Wassily Kandinsky

"There's a reticence necessary when you consider the suffering of others. Into the space created by that reticence, you bring in those things that best help us confront ambiguity: music, painting, film, and so on." - Teju Cole

"The arts in every field - music, drama, sculpture, painting - we can learn to appreciate and enjoy. We need not be artists, but we should be able to appreciate the work of artists." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"It may be that just as tonality recurs in music and realism in painting, so the idea of liberalism recurs in politics - though each time in a different vein." - Eva Hoffman

"The highly complex, almost mathematical, nature of music creates for it an ironclad protection against the microbes of dilletantism, which penetrate much more easily into the fields of painting, literature, and the theater." - Yevgeny Zamyatin

"Collect impressions. Don't be in a hurry to write them down. Because that's something music can do better than painting: it can centralise variations of colour and light within a single picture - a truth generally ignored, obvious as it is." - Claude Debussy

"Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself." - Truman Capote

"Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and... stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to 'walk about' into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?" - Wassily Kandinsky

"I've come up through art school, through painting, through graphic design, through advertising, through TV commercials and music video. I've designed books, built billboards, matchbooks, corporate identities. I continuously paint, I've done conceptual art pictures." - Tony Kaye

"I have ADD or something. Even when I am doing something, it's me on the computer, I'm painting and I'm writing music. I have to rotate what I'm doing every 15 minutes." - Charlyne Yi

"I feel like vocals are to music what portraits are to painting. They're the humanity. Landscapes are good and fine, but at the end of the day everyone loves the Mona Lisa." - Grimes

"Portland in particular is a cheap enough place to live that you can still develop your passion - painting, writing, music. People seem less status-conscious. Even wealthy people buy second-hand clothes and look a little bit homeless." - Chuck Palahniuk

"I was attracted to a lot of different art forms - dancing, painting. But there's something about music that people hold so close. It's such a powerful art form, and that's why I live for it." - Ani Difranco

"When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music." - Denis Diderot

"I felt I really wanted to back off from music completely and just work within the visual arts in some way. I started painting quite passionately at that time." - David Bowie

"I started playing piano when I was 6. And I knew that wanted to be involved in that form of expression, whether it was through music, or acting, or dancing, or painting, or writing." - Alanis Morissette

"Unlike painting, sculpture, or music, typefaces must be useful to someone. Fortunately for designers, the digital age has produced new problems to solve - developing typefaces that work on mobile phones, for one - and enabled better solutions to old problems." - Virginia Postrel

"If you do things, whether it's acting or music or painting, do it without fear - that's my philosophy. Because nobody can arrest you and put you in jail if you paint badly, so there's nothing to lose." - Anthony Hopkins

"Lou Tyrrell has created a theatre that is a safe haven for playwrights, a birthing center for new American writing. Arts Garage has created a vital, enthusiastic audience for theatre, music, painting and sculpture in Delray Beach." - Israel Horovitz

"I don't how I can describe the quality that is only found in art (be it music, literature, painting, or whatever), this quality, it's just there, and it endures." - Gerhard Richter

"Collect impressions. Don't be in a hurry to write them down. Because that's something music can do better than painting: it can centralise variations of colour and light within a single picture a truth generally ignored, obvious as it is." - Claude Debussy

"Painting is a medium in which the mind can actualize itself; it is a medium of thought. Thus painting, like music, tends to become its own content." - Robert Motherwell

"Music is sound, vibrations, whereas paintings are vibrations of whatever you pick up. It's not actually an energy vibration you get from a groovy painting, but music and sound seem to travel along vibrations, you know the whole thing with mantras is to repeat and repeat those sounds... it's vibrations in everything like prayers and hymns." - George Harrison

"Just listening carefully to what the musicians are really doing, putting the music in the right time... I became aware of the degree to which time, and therefore duration, was important in music and in art. It had a direct influence on my painting." - Guido Molinari

"I used to split my time between writing, music and painting. I would work on a book and then abandon it, start a band, do an album, quit music, then do a gallery show. Eventually I decided to give writing a serious shot." - Isaac Marion

"I just realized that I never look at a painting and ask, 'Is this painting fictional or non-fictional?' It's just a painting." - Scott McClanahan

"I just realized that I never look at a painting and ask, 'Is this painting fictional or non-fictional?' It's just a painting." - Scott McClanahan

"To make music I rely on other people, which is good - that's the main difference in painting and music at this stage. They are separate parts of my life really, like having two jobs, one in a bar, one in a lighthouse." - Danny Fox

"Although cover notes for classical music albums tend to say that the trill of flutes suggests mountain streams and so on, I don't think anybody listens to music with the expectation that they're going to be presented with a sort of landscape painting." - Brian Eno

"A lot of painters listen to music, I think, while they paint. But I hate to do that. It's a horror. I can't really listen to the music. I'm not really concentrating on it, and I'm not really concentrating on the painting." - David Lynch

"The way I create music is maybe like a painting, to compose in a more visual way. Basically it's the music that I want to hear- that's my inspiration and bottom line. I just try to get ideas from books, movies, paintings." - Ikue Mori

"You must hold on to the sort of finger-painting aspect of music. That's something I learned, particularly from listening to Neil Young. Tom Waits is another one, because Tom's music is incredibly sophisticated and beautifully arranged, but he's using a toolbox that's unlike anybody else's." - Elvis Costello

"Music is very inspiring to me because "true" music releases a true energy that is just inspiring. It's like when you see a beautiful painting or a wonderful film. You just receive this creative energy, and all of a sudden you want to create too." - Ann Demeulemeester

"I make no distinction between poetry and painting." - Joan Miro

"Painting is like being a lawyer and attacking a corporation." - John Currin

"As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar." - Buffy Sainte-Marie

"Painting and drawing has been here for 35,000 years." - David Hockney

"Apart from painting and gardening, I'm not good at anything." - Claude Monet

"Perspective is the rein and rudder of painting." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Painting is the intermediate between a thought and a thing." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Painting and tattooing the body is a return to animalism." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Painting is a play of opacities and transparencies." - Pierre Soulages

"I am really enjoying media arts and digital painting." - St. Lucia

"Computers, singing, reading, painting and gardening are my hobbies." - Arfa Karim

"I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream." - Vincent Van Gogh

"I dream of painting and then I paint my dream." - Vincent Van Gogh

"As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar." - Buffy Saintemarie

"I enjoy painting and can copy almost anything." - Vinny Guadagnino

"My first artistic love was drawing and painting." - Wood Harris

"My hobbies are painting, crafts, and I like golfing." - Nancy Kerrigan

"I've been painting and making things since I was little." - Jemima Kirke

"Writing and Painting are the same for me." - Peter Malkin

"I love painting and have a need to do it." - Emma Watson

"Nothing is so improving to the temper as the study of the beauties either of poetry, eloquence, music, or painting." - David Hume



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