Posts tagged ‘art’

February 1, 2013

Quote of the Day: Gene Fowler

Don’t be dismayed by the opinions of editors, or critics. They are only the traffic cops of the arts.

August 16, 2012

Quote of the Day: Virginia Woolf

A strange thing has happened — while all the other arts were born naked, this, the youngest, has been born fully-clothed. It can say everything before it has anything to say. It is as if the savage tribe, instead of finding two bars of iron to play with, had found scattering the seashore fiddles, flutes, saxophones, trumpets, grand pianos by Erhard and Bechstein, and had begun with incredible energy, but without knowing a note of music, to hammer and thump upon them all at the same time. 

August 1, 2012

Quote of the Day: Jean-Luc Godard

The cinema is not an art which films life: the cinema is something between art and life. Unlike painting and literature, the cinema both gives to life and takes from it, and I try to render this concept in my films. Literature and painting both exist as art from the very start; the cinema doesn’t. 

July 9, 2012

Quote of the Day: Bob Hope

Over the years, I have been subjected to many indignities, all for the sake of Art. If I ever catch him, I’m going to kill the guy.

June 7, 2012

Quote of the Day: Pauline Kael

Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them.

March 19, 2012

Quote of the Day: William Faulkner

The writer’s only responsibility is to his art.  He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one… If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies.