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"Fashion: a beautiful thing that becomes ugly. Art: an ugly thing that becomes beautiful." - Coco Chanel

"Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time." - Jean Cocteau

"All profoundly original art looks ugly at first." - Clement Greenberg

"Fashion often starts off beautiful and becomes ugly, whereas art starts off ugly sometimes and becomes beautiful." - David Bailey

"Kitsch makes things that are pretty as representations, but ugly as art, modern artists made things that are ugly as representations but beautiful as art." - Mike Curran

"I just do art because I'm ugly and there's nothing else for me to do." - Andy Warhol

"I just do art because I'm ugly and there's nothing else for me to do." - Andy Warhol

"The truth is ugly: we have art so as not to perish from the truth." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Art is good, bad, boring, ugly, useful to us or not." - Jerry Saltz

"Thou art beautiful because God created thee, but thou art a slave to sin... wickedness has made you ugly." - George Macdonald

"Fashion is what seems beautiful now but looks ugly later; art can be ugly at first but it becomes beautiful later." - Mona Simpson

"What motivates me in art is the ugly and beautiful nature of the truth. It has to be truthful and honest, even if it is ugly and grotesque." - Corin Nemec

"Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time." - Jean Cocteau

"Why is art beautiful? Because it's useless. Why is life ugly? Because it's all ends and purposes and intentions." - Fernando Pessoa

"How can you say that modern art is ugly,when you worship the Lord in a building painted like this?" - Hans Rookmaaker

"Ah, March! we know thou art Kind-hearted, spite of ugly looks and threats, And, out of sight, art nursing April's violets!" - Helen Hunt Jackson

"Ah, March! we know thou art Kind-hearted, spite of ugly looks and threats, And, out of sight, art nursing April's violets!" - Helen Hunt Jackson

"Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I'm ugly." - Amy Winehouse

"By beauty of course I mean truth, for the one involves the other; it is only the false in art which is ugly, and it is only the ugly that is universal." - William Dean Howells

"There is nothing ugly in art except that which is without character, that is to say, that which offers no outer or inner truth." - Auguste Rodin

"The real connoisseurs in art are those who make people accept as beautiful something everybody used to consider ugly, by revealing and resuscitating the beauty in it." - Jules de Goncourt

"My musical sensibilities were formed around punk rock, that quintessential dilution of an art that's both ugly and lovely at the same time." - Joshua Mohr

"My thesis in terms of all my art is finding the beauty in the ugly truth. Just find the beauty in realism and what's there." - Nikki Jean

"The ugliest spectacle is that of artists selling themselves. Art as a commodity is an ugly idea... The artist as businessman is uglier than the businessman as artist." - Ad Reinhardt

"The business of art is to enlarge and correct the heart and to lift our ideals out of the ugly and the mean through love of the ideal... The business of art is to appeal to the soul." - Florence Earle Coates

"The business of art is to enlarge and correct the heart and to lift our ideals out of the ugly and the mean through love of the ideal...The business of art is to appeal to the soul." - Florence Earle Coates

"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

"Ugly is attractive. Ugly is exciting." - Miuccia Prada

"Ugly deeds are taught by ugly deeds." - Sophocles

"True art consists in concealing art." - Jean-Georges Noverre

"Buying art is not understanding art." - Anselm Kiefer

"The task of art is to take hold of the shining, the radiance, the manifestation, of that which as spirit weaves and lives throughout the world. All genuine art seeks the spirit. Even when art wishes to represent the ugly, the disagreeable, it is concerned, not with the sensory - disagreeable as such, but with the spiritual which proclaims its nature in the midst of unpleasantness. If the spiritual shines through the ugly, even the ugly becomes beautiful. In art it is upon a relation to the spiritual that beauty depends." - Rudolf Steiner

"Bitterness is so ugly." - Amy Heckerling

"Sometimes art imitates life." - Michael Douglas

"Art is competitive." - Robert Duvall

"War was return of earth to ugly earth, War was foundering of sublimities, Extinction of each happy art and faith By which the world had still kept head in air." - Robert Graves

"I would prefer to have a more appealing job. If I could still change careers, I would prefer it. This unfortunate art is made for long beards and ugly faces rather than for a relatively well-endowed woman." - Camille Claudel

"Art is good, bad, boring, ugly, useful to us or not. It does or doesn't disturb optical monotony, and succeeds or fails in surmounting sterility of style or visual stereotype; it creates new beauty or it doesn't." - Jerry Saltz

"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

"To tell you the truth, I am rather perplexed by the concept of 'art'. What one person considers to be 'art' is often not 'art' to another. 'Beautiful' and 'ugly' are old-fashioned concepts that are seldom applied these days; perhaps justifiably, who knows? Something repulsive, which gives you a moral hangover, and hurts your ears or eyes, may well be art. Only 'kitsch' is not art - we're all agreed about that. Indeed, but what is 'kitsch'? If only I knew!" - M C Escher

"She was ugly from the front, and I said ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly. Well, I could handle it behind her." - Lyle Lovett

"Making ourselves feel ugly is not fun." "We are ugly." - Scott Westerfeld

"Better an ugly face than an ugly mind." - James Ellis

"There are no ugly cigars, only ugly smokers." - H L Mencken

"Design is not art. Design is utilitarian, art is not." - Massimo Vignelli

"The art of programming is the art of organizing complexity." - Edsger Dijkstra

"Truman Capote has made lying an art. A minor art." - Gore Vidal

"If you come from art, you'll always be art." - David Bowie

"Can compromise be an art? Yes-but a minor art." - Joyce Carol Oates

"Art is doing. Art deals directly with life." - Ruth Asawa

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." - Mark Van Doren

"If art doesn't move people, then art has failed." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"Good police officers are ugly." - Jo Nesbo

"Stay beautiful, keep it ugly" - Gerard Way

"New things are always ugly." - Willa Cather

"Hatred makes us all ugly." - Laurell K Hamilton

"Imperfections don't make something ugly." - Amy Neftzger

"Gold makes the ugly beautiful." - Moliere

"Imperfections do' make something ugly." - Amy Neftzger

"Winning ugly is still winning." - Kevin Hearne

"Denial is an ugly thing." - Nicholas Sparks

"There are no ugly ducklings." - Loretta Young

"Well, I'm clearly not ugly." - Megan Fox

"I've worn some ugly shoes." - Julie Bowen

"Nobody wants an ugly book." - Eric Ripert

"L.A. makes you feel ugly." - Rachel Weisz

"We live in ugly times." - David Byrne

"Imperfections don't make something ugly." - Amy Neftzger

"The highest art is artlessness." - Francis Alexander Durivage

"Fatherland before everything, art afterward." - Ignacy Jan Paderewski

"Pop art is for everyone." - Andy Warhol

"Art and accident are one." - Frederick Sommer

"Art accepts what it finds." - Frederick Sommer

"All art is self-portraiture." - Kehinde Wiley

"Now life is imitating art." - Rakim

"Use your art to fight." - Arundhati Roy

"Architecture is art, nothing else." - Philip Johnson

"Art, that great undogmatized church." - Ellen Key

"Art helped give me confidence." - Jeff Koons

"Wherever art appears, life disappears." - Robert Motherwell

"There is an art of reading, an art of thinking, and an art of writing." - Isaac D'Israeli

"Well, Daddy, I used to believe that artists went crazy in the process of creating the beautiful works of art that kept society sane. Nowadays, though, artists make intentionally ugly art that's only supposed to reflect society rather than inspire it. So I guess we're all loony together now, loony rats in the shithouse of commercialism." - Tom Robbins

"Well, Daddy, I used to believe that artists went crazy in the process of creating the beautiful works of art that kept society sane. Nowadays, though, artists make intentionally ugly art that's only supposed to reflect society rather than inspire it. So I guess we"re all loony together now, loony rats in the shithouse of commercialism." - Tom Robbins

"Ugly problems often require ugly solutions. Solving an ugly problem in a pure manner is bloody hard." - Rasmus Lerdorf

"my credo is very short. Its first article is art - and its second is art - and its third is art!" - Mary Augusta Ward

"All government is an ugly necessity." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"You're all brainwashed into believing you're ugly." - David

"When reality looks too ugly, fantasize." - Jimmy Buffett

"It's much more fun to be ugly." - Robert Carlyle

"'He is very ugly,' said his mother." - Taylor Caldwell

"A tourist is an ugly human being." - Jamaica Kincaid

"What's the difference between beautiful and ugly?" - Laozi

"Old ugly is better than old nothin'" - Darrell Royal

"There's something ugly about the flawless." - Dennis Lehane

"Jealousy is such an ugly emotion." - Cassandra Clare

"There are no ugly women, only lazy." - Coco Chanel

"Modesty was made for the ugly." - Theophile Gautier

"I'm ugly, I'm overweight, but I'm happy" - Andrew Flintoff

"Discourtesy is unspeakably ugly to me," - Hannibal

"Ugly deeds are most estimable when hidden." - Blaise Pascal

"He's too ugly to be the champ!" - Muhammad Ali

"Sometimes you have to win ugly." - Vinny Testaverde

"You're the reason our kids are ugly." - Loretta Lynn

"Nothing is irredeemably ugly but sin." - Honore De Balzac

"Pretty girls don't have ugly mouths." - Karen Marie Moning

"Don't use your film for ugly purpose." - Karl Lagerfeld

"Racism. It's ugly. Even in tubers." - Alton Brown

"I like it because its ugly" - Jack Kerouac

"The great crime which the moneyed classes and promoters of industry committed in the palmy Victorian days was the condemning of the workers to ugliness, ugliness, ugliness: meanness and formless and ugly surroundings, ugly ideals, ugly religion, ugly hope, ugly love, ugly clothes, ugly furniture, ugly houses, ugly relationship between workers and employers. The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread." - D H Lawrence

"Out of ugly, make something beautiful." - Johnny Weir

"Accent the ugly until it becomes gorgeous." - John Updike

"My knees have always been ugly." - Germaine Greer

"Sometimes love can be an ugly thing." - Sarah Dessen

"Fear is vulnerability's ugly little sister." - Jaime Murray

"The media paint ugly pictures about you." - Kim Basinger

"We are the most impassioned ugly people." - Daryl Palumbo

"I don't believe anyone is ugly." - Andrew Garfield

"'Ugly Betty' taught me everything about fashion." - Mark Indelicato

"What I hate is nasty, ugly people." - Karl Lagerfeld

"A jealous husband is an ugly thing." - Keith Ablow

"Beauty magazines make my girlfriend feel ugly." - James De La Vega

"Politics is show business for ugly people." - Paul Begala

"The beautiful remains so in ugly surroundings." - Malcolm De Chazal

"I think rage is so ugly." - Jennifer Aniston

"Very ugly things were said about me." - Carly Fiorina

"A true artist is an ugly man." - Osamu Dazai

"Washington is Hollywood for ugly people." - Joe Scarborough

"Sorrow makes an ugly face odious." - Samuel Richardson

"I felt so unbelievably ugly for years." - Trinny Woodall

"I have never met an ugly woman." - David Bailey

"Comedy is ugly. It's honest, it's raw." - Aisha Tyler

"I was considered an ugly duckling." - Eartha Kitt

"Beautiful words are ugly motives best friends." - Steve Fowler

"Why do beautiful women love ugly men?" - Jill Lepore

"There were no ugly people in Ethiopia" - Oprah Winfrey

"For one thing is needful: that a human being should attain satisfaction with himself, whether it be by means of this or that poetry or art; only then is a human being at all tolerable to behold. Whoever is dissatisfied with himself is constantly ready for revenge, and we others will be his victims, if only by having to endure his ugly sight." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"If sanity ever returns to our society and we stop taking pretentious elites seriously, one of the signs will be that the public will force the removal of those ugly pieces of twisted metal that are called 'art' in front of government buildings." - Thomas Sowell

"As taxpayers, we have quietly accepted the fact that our taxes will be spent to pay big bucks for all sorts of ugly, twisted metal to be displayed in front of or inside government buildings, in the name of 'art' that was obviously never meant to give the public any enjoyment and often represented a thumbing of the artist's nose at the public." - Thomas Sowell

"When I write I don't aim to shock people, and I'm surprised when I do. But I don't think that anything that occurs in life should be omitted from art, though the artist should present it in a fashion that is artistic and not ugly. I set out to tell the truth. And sometimes the truth is shocking." - Tennessee Williams

"The art world is now a fashion industry, led by its Whitney Biennial 'nose for the new look.' But nobody, it seems, has the guts or the brains to blow the necessary whistle and holler, 'Hold on guys! What the hell is this ugly bit of business?" - Abe Ajay

"I don't know much about auctions. I sometimes go to previews and see art sardined into ugly rooms. I've gawked at the gaudy prices, and gaped at well-clad crowds of happy white people conspicuously spending hundreds of millions of dollars." - Jerry Saltz

"Music is relegated to an underground, relatively obscure group of listeners. It's partly because of the nature of the medium. With a piece of visual art, you can look at something ugly, brutal and in your face, but it's kind of - there it is. It doesn't take you over in the same way that putting on the music at a certain volume does." - David Byrne

"There is no art without intention." - Duke Ellington

"Made poetry a mere mechanic art." - William Cowper

"Art is 'I'; science is 'we'." - Claude Bernard

"All art is a kind of confession." - James A Baldwin

"Creativity is the art of the impossible" - Ben Okri

"Life is earnest, art is gay." - Friedrich Schiller

"Art without technique is invertebrate, shapeless, characterless." - Ignacy Jan Paderewski



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