Quotes

Touchstones of Thought

“The pride of the artisan in his art and its uses is the pride of himself … It is in his skill and ability to make things as he wishes them to be, that he rejoices.” – Santayana

“All that is good in art is the expression of one soul talking to another and is precious accordingly to the greatness of the soul that utters it.” – Ruskin

“The wise man is he who in his maturity can make natural use of the gifts of which he is born.” – Confucius

“Have only those things in your home that you know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place; from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” – Pablo Picasso

“Design is like gravity – the force that holds it all together.” – E. A. Whitney

“As the clay is in the hand of the potter, so are you in Mine.” – Jeremiah, 18

“Beauty is a real universal value, one anchored in our rational nature, and the sense of beauty has an indispensible part to play in shaping the human world.” -Roger Scruton

“Order is shape upon which beauty depends” – Pearl Buck

“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.  By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“The subject matter of art is life, life as it actually is; but the function of art is to make life better”. – George Santanyana

One Response to Quotes

  1. Victoria Rosato says:

    “All that is good in art is the expression of one soul talking to another and is precious accordingly to the greatness of the soul that utters it.” – Ruskin I like this quote because I believe it is saying that art is as beautiful as the person who is making it. We are all special idividuals and we all have our own beautiful ways of expressing ourselves through art.

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