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Variety In Art Quotes


"Put variety in white." - Charles Webster Hawthorne

"Art is a kind of mining," he said. "The artist a variety of prospector searching for the sparkling silver of meaning in the earth." - Jane Urquhart

"Nature is boundless in her powers, exhausting in her variety: the powers of Art and its capabilities of variety in production are bounded on every side. Nature herself, the infinite, has circumscribed the bounds of finite Art. The one is the divinity; the other the priestess." - Anna Brownell Jameson

"I love variety in my life." - Elisabetta Canalis

"The expression of divinity is in variety." - Sheri S Tepper

"Is there in every work of art something which shows reality as one and also something which shows reality as many and diverse? - must every work of art have a simultaneous presence of oneness and manyness, unity and variety?" - Eli Siegel

"Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views." - Mary Schmich

"Safety and certainty in oil lie in variety, and variety alone." - Winston Churchill

"The virtue of art lies in detachment, in sequestering one object from the embarrassing variety. Until one thing comes out from theconnection of things, there can be enjoyment, contemplation, but no thought." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"With all its variety and liveliness, color acts in the work of art as blood does as it circulates through our bodies. Color is what keeps the painting alive and moving." - Joseph Raffael

"We want a vernacular in art. No mere verbal or formal agreement, or dead level of uniformity but that comprehensive and harmonizing unity with individual variety which can be developed among people politically and socially free." - Walter Crane

"In magic we have a variety of "uses" for our art beyond magic itself, which reminds me of the notion of art therapy. The rendering of art inferior to therapy is an interesting one: interesting in the sense that it makes me want to vomit angrily." - Derren Brown

"I've always been a fan of or desired to or responded to variety. I like variety in life, so variety in work is a must." - Morgan Freeman

"Unity in variety is the plan of the universe." - Swami Vivekananda

"No pleasure lasts long unless there is variety in it." - Publilius Syrus

"There is a variety in tempers of good men." - Francis Atterbury

"The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety." - W Somerset Maugham

"The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety." - Felix Mendelssohn

"God is Unity, but always works in variety." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The essence of beauty is unity in variety." - Felix Mendelssohn

"When we even use the term 'specialized world,' we already have a problem! We're making art; they are making art... these worlds are not far apart from each other. For instance, pieces of art that hang on a wall can be seen in museums or can be used in a variety of commercial ways. That art is everywhere, so the message is that it's a part of everyday life." - Jennifer Higdon

"There are so many things in the world - in the cities - so much to see. Does art need to represent this variety and contribute to its proliferation? Can art be that free? The difficulties begin when you understand what it is that the soul will not permit the hand to make." - Philip Guston

"A meal can be thought of as a ritual and a work of art, with limits laid down, desires aroused and fulfilled, enticements, variety, patterning and plot. As in a work of art, not only the overall form, but also the details matter intensely." - Margaret Visser

"Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom, since art is more than an entertainment of the senses." - Rudolf Arnheim

"Art lies in concealing art." - Ovid

"If every museum in the New World were emptied, if every famous building in the Old World were destroyed and only Venice saved, there would be enough there to fill a full lifetime with delight. Venice, with all its complexity and variety, is in itself the greatest surviving work of art in the world." - Evelyn Waugh

"Every writer must reconcile, as best he may, the conflicting claims of consistency and variety, of rigour in detail and elegance in the whole. The present author humbly confesses that, to him, geometry is nothing at all, if not a branch of art." - Julian Coolidge

"I was a student, and as such you generally rely on prior models of how to make art, but these were not satisfying. Then I discovered in photos what had been missing in paintings; namely that they make a terrific variety of statements and have great substance. That is what I wanted to convey to paintings and apply to it." - Gerhard Richter

"Doing TV shows helps me a lot in my screenplay writing and filmmaking, especially since my TV shows are in different formats: comedy sketches, talk shows, debate programs, art variety shows, quiz shows. These enable me to meet interesting people with interesting stories and to learn about interesting subjects, all of which I can reflect into film." - Takeshi Kitano

"The ideal form for a poem, essay, or fiction, is that which the ideal writer would evolve spontaneously. One in whom the powers of expression fully responded to the state of feeling, would unconsciously use that variety in the mode of presenting his thoughts, which Art demands." - Herbert Spencer

"People began arriving by droves from all corners of the world. We started recording music from the discourses and making tapes to sell in the Commune's bookshop. We also organized many creative things for Buddha Hall like variety shows, music groups, dance and art performances." - Milarepa

"And now, the Superstore - unequaled in size, unmatched in variety, unrivaled inconvenience." - Dave Barry

"There is need of variety in sex, but not in love." - Theodor Reik

"The nice thing about piracy is, it allows the public to get independent art, to get a variety of music and movies." - Lloyd Kaufman

"I have lots of passions - gardens, art, music and reading. I have eclectic taste and read a huge variety of books." - Zoe Wanamaker

"I love that works of art are printed so that anyone can buy them. The variety of what they put on little postcards astounds me." - Leonard Lauder

"When Coleridge tried to define beauty, he returned always to one deep thought; beauty, he said, is unity in variety! Science is nothing else than the search to discover unity in the wild variety of nature,-or, more exactly, in the variety of our experience. Poetry, painting, the arts are the same search, in Coleridge's phrase, for unity in variety." - Jacob Bronowski

"Ive done a variety of projects in different areas of the entertainment industry." - Jodi Benson

"The heavens rejoice in motion, why should I Abjure my so much loved variety." - John Donne

"A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion." - George Washington

"Do' read Variety. Do' listen to gossip. Do' live in L.A., and write." - Robert Mark Kamen

"There is a grace in wild variety surpassing rule and order." - William Mason

"The mind that engages in subjects of too great variety becomes confused and weakened." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"A harem lacks variety compared to a woman with whom you are deeply in love." - Camillo Berneri

"We cannot possibly imagine the variety of contradictions in every heart." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Homologue. The same organ in different animals under every variety of form and function." - Richard Owen

"Man is not committed in detail by his biological constitution to any particular variety of behavior." - Ruth Benedict

"One should commit no stupidity twice, the variety of choice is, in the end, large enough." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Variety is a positive requisite even in the character of our food." - John Ruskin

"Don't read Variety. Don't listen to gossip. Don't live in L.A., and write." - Robert Mark Kamen

"I think I've had more of a variety in what I've done than most actors" - John Turturro

"These people are interested in a wide variety of music, and that's what we're into." - Lester Bowie

"Ho! Mesmerized by the sheer variety of perceptions, beings wander endlessly astray in samsara's vicious cycle." - Jikme Lingpa

"The heavens rejoice in motion, why should I Abjure my so much loved variety." - John Donne

"I had a very exciting life in Italy, and I was doing lots of variety shows." - Moran Atias

"I've done a variety of projects in different areas of the entertainment industry." - Jodi Benson

"I probably have traveled and walked into more variety stores than anybody in America." - Sam Walton

"I want to play a variety of different characters in different genres of film." - Victoria Justice

"I grew up in New York where there is such a different variety of people." - Selenis Leyva

"'Music Hop' in 1963 was my first hosting job of a variety program." - Alex Trebek

"Families homeschool for different reasons, in unique situations, using a variety of methods." - Lisa Whelchel

"I think I've had more of a variety in what I've done than most actors." - John Turturro

"For better or worse, in the 21st century, reality shows are the variety show." - Penn Jillette

"I have such a wide variety of tastes in things that I like musically." - John Oates

"We re-make nature by the act of discovery, in the poem or in the theorem. And the great poem and the deep theorem are new to every reader, and yet are his own experiences, because he himself re-creates them. They are the marks of unity in variety; and in the instant when the mind seizes this for itself, in art or in science, the heart misses a beat." - Jacob Bronowski

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

"I believe in art that conceals art." - Rita Mae Brown

"I believe in art." - Teller

"But art not only exploits the variety of appearances, it also affirms the validity of individual outlook and thereby admits a further dimension of variety. Since the shapes of art do not primarily bear witness to the objective nature of the things for which they stand, they can reflect individual interpretation and invention." - Rudolf Arnheim

"If there is anything the artist or a true work of art teaches us, it is that variety and complexity really increase the unity, and that to achieve unity within a great variety of complexity is a greater achievement and more satisfying piece of art than to achieve unity with just a few elements, which is relatively easily achieved." - David Steindl-Rast

"There is a conceptual depth as well as a purely visual depth. The first is discovered by science; the second is revealed in art. The first aids us in understanding the reasons of things; the second in seeing their forms. In science we try to trace phenomena back to their first causes, and to general laws and principles. In art we are absorbed in their immediate appearance, and we enjoy this appearance to the fullest extent in all its richness and variety. Here we are not concerned with the uniformity of laws but with the multiformity and diversity of intuitions." - Ernst Cassirer

"Theory has nothing to do with a work of art. Pictures which are interpretable, and which contain a meaning, are bad pictures. A picture presents itself as the Unmanageable, the Illogical, the Meaningless. It demonstrates the endless multiplicity of aspects; it takes away our certainty, because it deprives a thing of its meaning and its name. It shows us the thing in all the manifold significance and infinite variety that preclude the emergence of any single meaning and view." - Gerhard Richter

"I submit that Zooey's face was close to being a wholly beautiful face. As such, it was of course vulnerable to the same variety of glibly undaunted and usually specious evaluations that any legitimate art object is. I think it just remains to be said that any one of a hundred everyday menaces - a car accident, a head cold, a lie before breakfast - could have disfigured or coarsened his bounteous good looks in a day or a second." - J D Salinger

"No other practice will make one more attractive in conversation than to be well-read in a variety of subjects." - Gordon B Hinckley

"... Variety and the Hollywood Reporter, two publications read more faithfully in Hollywood than the Koran is in Mecca." - Jack Paar

"There is no arena in which vanity displays itself under such a variety of forms as in conversation." - Blaise Pascal

"I've been in show business for 50, no, 60 years. I was approached in school to join a variety act." - Kenny Baker

"Rumor had it that he was homosexual; in reality, in recent years, he was simply a garden-variety alcoholic." - Michel Houellebecq

"In general in New York, we all eat like kings. Insane quality, mind-blowing variety, at all price ranges." - Ira Glass

"While they came from a variety of religious backgrounds and held a wide variety of religious beliefs, each of our presidents in his own way has placed a special trust in God." - John F Kennedy

"Variety is what I would recommend: As variety is the spice of life in food, so it is in exercise. Change it up. But most of all, don't overdo it." - Martina Navratilova

"The notion of the infinite variety of detail and the multiplicity of forms is a pleasing one; in complexity are the fringes of beauty, and in variety are generosity and exuberance." - Annie Dillard

"Losers have tons of variety. Champions just take pride in learning to hit the same old boring winning shots." - Vic Braden

"Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the object presented to patients are an actual means of recovery." - Florence Nightingale

"When you are doing work of value, people will support you in a variety of ways, not just money." - Toby Hemenway

"Happiness, in one sense, is a function of how closely our world conforms to the infinite variety of human preference." - Malcolm Gladwell

"My only preference is to have a lot of variety and diversity in the material that I work on." - Tony Shalhoub

"New-born desires, after all, have inexplicable charms, and all the pleasure of love is in variety." - Moliere

"Unspeakable is the variety of form and immeasurable the diversity of beauty, but in all is the seal of unity." - Aleister Crowley

"Variety, as they say, is the spice of life. For me, that counts tenfold in the world of music!" - Jason Graves

"Nature varies the seed according to the variety of the things she desires to produce in the world." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Books, in all their variety, offer the human intellect the means whereby civilisation may be carried triumphantly forward." - Winston Churchill

"To display his eternal attributes in their inexhaustible variety, the Lord made the green fields of time and space." - Jami

"I try my best to find variety in what I'm doing, but there's a lot out there that's the same." - Michael Fassbender

"Men at an earlier age, get the feminine aspects of them wrung out in a variety of ways." - Peter Buffett

"Splitting and gradual divergence of genera is exemplified very well and in a large variety of organisms." - George G. Simpson

"Nothing is more certain than uncertainties: / Fortune is full of fresh variety; / Constant in nothing but inconstancy." - Richard Barnfield

"Nowhere in the world can you find a wider variety of empty calories than at any American convenience store." - Bradley Denton

"Well, I loved variety in television, I loved sketch comedy. At 'Saturday Night Live,' I stayed almost seven years." - Dana Carvey

"Explicit material is available in a variety of forums - from popular music to television to the Internet." - Tipper Gore

"It sounds corny, but I consider myself an old-fashioned entertainer. I could have been in variety." - Suzi Quatro

"Aside from the obvious chocolate cookies and ice cream, chocolate can be used in a variety of ways for desserts." - Marcus Samuelsson

"I've had nothing to do with the intelligence world since I left it, in any shade or variety." - John Le Carre

"Basically, though, I believe in eating well, not eating too much but eating a variety of foods." - Joan Collins

"As a citizen of the post-historical variety, I am in continual mourning and prepared for worse." - Kate Braverman

"I held a variety of jobs - most notably ten years working in universities - and kept on writing." - Thomas Perry

"Day is like day as two beads in a rosary, unless changes of weather form the only variety." - Henryk Sienkiewicz

"Splitting and gradual divergence of genera is exemplified very well and in a large variety of organisms." - George Gaylord Simpson

"Enoki mushrooms, a tasty variety commonly sold in grocery stores, were one of the first mushrooms studied for preventing cancer." - Paul Stamets

"I do like a variety of things so I'm always interested in finding something that I haven't done before." - Guy Pearce

"Life being full of harsh realities, we seek relief from them in a variety of pleasing delusions." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"The very variety arising from the union of numbers of individuals is the highest good which social life can confer, and this variety is undoubtedly lost in proportion to the degree of State interference." - Wilhelm Von Humboldt

"Pollution is a problem, and there's the whole problem of the spoiling of the commons, but we've addressed the pollution problem on a variety of different levels in a variety of ways, and it's worked pretty well." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Honestly, I'm willing to experiment with far more variety in roles than I'm given. But ultimately, it's the producer's decision. But, I've done a variety of roles - the evil don, the evil husband... I've done villainous roles, supporting roles, etc." - Kabir Bedi

"Macroscopic objects, as we see them all around us, are governed by a variety of forces, derived from a variety of approximations to a variety of physical theories. In contrast, the only elements in the construction of black holes are our basic concepts of space and time. They are, thus, almost by definition, the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe." - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

"Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art." - Constantin Stanislavski

"In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry." - Christopher Wren

"In peace, continue your art; in war, continue your art; in freedom, continue your art; in captivity, continue your art!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Art is born in attention." - Julia Cameron

"Art is spirituality in drag." - Jennifer Yane

"Artists talk in 'art speak.'" - Damian Loeb

"I'm confident in my art." - Kid Cudi

"Art rides in on pleasure." - Walter Darby Bannard

"The species and the genus are always the work of nature [i.e. specially created]; the variety mostly that of circumstance; the class and the order are the work of nature and art." - Carl Linnaeus

"Like students of art who walk around a great statue, seeing parts and aspects of it from each position, but never the whole, we must walk mentally around time, using a variety of approaches, a pandemonium of metaphor." - Robert Grudin

"My father was invited to play on a television show when I was 17 or 18 that was an early equivalent of educational television, a Sunday afternoon kind of variety art show." - John Sebastian

"L.A. has a lot of tackiness to it, but at the same time, in that funny kind of fantasy pretentiousness, it's unpretentious because it's all here. It's what you make of it. It's a land of opportunity in a lot of ways. It's a great for an immigrant because it is what you make of it, and especially artists as workers in this culture, it offers so much, in terms of variety, of diversity. For years, the alleys of Los Angeles were my art store." - Michael C. McMillen

"Art is in love with luck, and luck with art." - Agathon

"In art, immorality cannot exist. Art is always sacred." - Auguste Rodin

"In oratory the greatest art is to hide art." - Jonathan Swift

"Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting." - Bible

"There is no must in art because art is free." - Wassily Kandinsky

"Even pleasure cloys without variety." - Ovid

"My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety." - Hank Stram

"Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature." - Albert Einstein

"Totalitarianism spells simplification: an enormous reduction in the variety of aims, motives, interests, human types, and, above all, in the categories and units of power." - Eric Hoffer

"We could in the United States make as great a variety of wines as are made in Europe, not exactly of the same kinds, but doubtless as good." - Thomas Jefferson

"The leisure class is one in which individuals have sufficient economic security and sufficient leisure to find opportunity for a variety of satisfactions in life." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"I think philosophy is all about lived experience, which is to say life in the streets, life in a variety of different contexts." - Cornel West

"There can be a lot of longevity in the repetition of things being told again and again in a variety of ways." - Kate Dicamillo

"The aesthetic dimension of the ideal state comes out in the idea of harmony, which is the classical idea of beauty as "concinnitas" or "unity-in-variety"." - Frederick C. Beiser

"The variety of colour in objects cannot be discerned at a great distance, excepting in those parts which are directly lighted up by the solar rays." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Its very variety, subtlety, and utterly irrational, idiomatic complexity makes it possible to say things in English which simply cannot be said in any other language." - Robert A Heinlein

"Catholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives." - Joe Baca

"Inspiration, in its rich variety, must be present in any discussion about Africa. We need role models - they are essential to the advancement of our society." - Richard Attias

"But while doing that I'd been following a variety of fields in science and technology, including the work in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and so forth." - K Eric Drexler

"Robert Taylor was not only a splendid actor in a wide variety of roles but one of the most handsome men in the western world." - Audrey Meadows

"In the beauty and grandeur of individual trees, and in number and variety of species, the Sierra forests surpass all others" - John Muir

"The kind of event on a conveyor belt that causes a fire occurs in a variety of industrial environments, not uniquely in coal environments." - Richard Price

"It is, I find, in zoology as it is in botany: all nature is so full, that that district produces the greatest variety which is the most examined." - Gilbert White



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