Arts Quotes

Arts Quotes by Wynton Marsalis, Frank Ocean, Jet Li, Kat Graham, Columba Bush, Isaac Hayes and many others.

There is an idea that a mind is wasted on the arts unle

There is an idea that a mind is wasted on the arts unless it makes you good in math or science. There is some evidence that the arts might help you in math and science.
Wynton Marsalis
I’ve always wanted to make a career in the arts, and I think that my only hope at doing that is to make it more about the work.
Frank Ocean
I didn’t go to normal children school. I went to sports school when I was 8. So I studied martial arts.
Jet Li
I’m obsessed with cooking! I want a degree in the culinary arts!
Kat Graham
I love the arts.
Columba Bush
A certain administration which I won’t call by name took the arts out of the schools, and that left the brothers out on the street with nothing, so they went to the turntables and started rhyming. Then they had a way to express themselves, and that’s the birth of hip-hop.
Isaac Hayes
The Negroes have little invention, but strong powers of imitation, so that they readily acquire mechanic arts. They have a great talent for music, and all their external senses are remarkably acute.
Samuel George Morton
One of the reasons I love to come to Paris is because the decorative arts are so refined that I am always walking through one proscenium into another frame.
Ralph Gibson
I just had this feeling that, if I were to get into a fight, somehow I would have the ability to fight back, just based on playing ‘Street Fighter’ for so many years of my life. It’s almost like I actually learned martial arts.
Bryan Lee O’Malley
I liked to explore different arts. But when I started acting, I knew this was the medium I want to be in for the rest of my life. Stories onscreen affect me the most.
Moran Atias
I know what martial arts have done for me. They’ve taught me integrity, self-control, perseverance and an indomitable spirit.
Stephen Thompson
People who are interested in the arts and theater are such a minority.
Carol Kane
Mario Yamasaki should just crawl in a hole and never step inside of any type of professional mixed martial arts event. He should never officiate, ever again.
Michael Chiesa
In the visual arts, particularly painting, I distrust all those abstractions, those artificial constructions. I have a very simple way of judging them: if I can do them, they are not art.
F. Sionil Jose
I was nerdy girl who went to Catholic school and wanted to be an engineer. I was all set to attend the Illinois Institute of Technology. And then I took a hard left turn and studied Liberal Arts at Northern Illinois University, majored in Communications. Then worked in radio as a disk jockey and as the weather girl.
Cindy Morgan
I thought martial arts was going to help me with my movies and TV stuff, but I realized it would not.
Bas Rutten
I paint. I love the visual arts.
Kristin Bauer van Straten
It is not true that I oppose government funding of the arts.
Camille Paglia
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I started training judo when I was 5 years old. I didn’t know much. My mom just took me and my brother to do some judo because we were very energetic. We did that for a couple of years. I don’t know why we stopped, but I came back to try other forms of martial arts like kung fu and karate when I was 12 and never stopped.
Demian Maia
So what it boils down to, in my humble opinion, is that we need to support the arts in schools, and at every other level in the education of children.
Phil Lesh
I think an education is beneficial, but whether it takes an education to be successful in the arts is a whole other question.
Isaiah Mustafa
I’m a great candidate for why arts funding shouldn’t be cut, because I had no experience other than what was at school, I’m from a working-class town, there were no theaters, and the cinema closed when I was a kid. Anything that gave me a voice or a way to express myself I went running headlong toward.
Ben Daniels
I dropped out of high school three days into my senior year because I hated it because New York City public school is a mess. I certainly wasn’t one for sitting in a classroom. Then I went off to college to North Carolina School of the Arts, then quit that after two years.
Erich Bergen
I try to keep the martial arts up. It’s a good thing, not just physically but also for your mind.
Dolph Lundgren
When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts.
Juan Goytisolo
If I can be doing something in the arts till the day I die. I would be very, very happy.
Kristen Wiig
And then before going back for my sophomore year, I decided to change my major to arts and sciences, and my dad cut a deal with me: He said if I’d quit school he’d pay my rent for the next three years, as if I were in school.
Sarah Silverman
My mom is an art teacher and is very much into the performing arts. What can I say? She is the female in my life and has guided me on how to act and conduct myself. A lot of my strength comes from her.
Erin Andrews
I was studying at the Royal Academy of Arts, and I was playing the role of Dr. Ivan Chebutikin in Chekov’s ‘Three Sisters.’ I was about 50 years too young for the part.
Kenneth Branagh
I would like people to appreciate science in the same way they appreciate the arts.
Richard Dawkins
Lillian Gish thought that there should be a cabinet position for the arts and I think she was right. I think she was right.
Fay Wray
I wanted all my life to give my world into other arts – books, plays, movies – but I didn’t want to sell out.
Philippe Petit
I watch mostly every martial arts movie… I really like movies that aren’t just martial arts. I like movies that have spiritual meaning behind them, like samurai movies, or movies that have meditation.
Tony Jaa
One man cannot practice many arts with success.
Plato
Cage’s Music of Changes was a further indication that the arts in general were beginning to consciously deal with the ‘given’ material and, to varying degrees, liberating them from the inherited, functional concepts of control.
Earle Brown
Together, we can nurture the talent of the future and bring the empowering force of music and the arts to a new generation.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
I think television goes through phases, like other creative arts, where suddenly a group of people are producing exciting work all at once.
Kenneth Branagh
I wasn’t in the art world at all as a kid; I was just creative, and we were always doing arts and crafts.
Abbi Jacobson
The challenge to people like me is, how do you use your capabilities and resources to help support things that are important to you, whether it’s the arts or education or homelessness?
Brian Moynihan
Slavery discourages arts and manufactures.
George Mason
I never want to discourage anyone who chooses the arts as a path because it’s hard enough to make it in this business or even get ahead.
Nicole Appleton
We have become 99 percent money mad. The method of living at home modestly and within our income, laying a little by systematically for the proverbial rainy day which is due to come, can almost be listed among the lost arts.
George Washington Carver
I do regret that when I went to college, I didn’t have a liberal arts education. I got a BFA in musical theater, so it was a very directed toward what I was doing. I wish that I had expanded my horizons a little bit.
Heather Dubrow
There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.
John Baldacci
The cinema, as literature, as all the plastic arts, do not exist outside of a critical system that allows us to study them.
Jacques Audiard
My martial arts background is Tae Kwon Do.
Will Yun Lee
Law builds upon and, I should like to claim, is one of the liberal arts. It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends.
Edward Levi
No offense to Bushwick, where all my neighbors greeted me on the street and there is a growing arts community and a curious beauty to its industrial zone, but Bushwick is no Williamsburg, even if the real estate agents would have you believe it is.
Jami Attenberg
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.
Thomas Carlyle
When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
Daniel Webster
Martial arts is not about fighting; it’s about building character.
Bo Bennett
Anyone who works in the arts knows, if you’re writing a novel or a play or anything, you have to be ready for someone to say, ‘Your time is up.’
Colm Toibin
In the evening, since I have a lot of friends in theater, we might take in a Deaf West production in North Hollywood, or, since I’m a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, they have screenings that are really great.
Tim DeKay
I just always knew I wanted to be an actor. I gave my Emmy acceptance speech when I was 11. But, I wasn’t allowed to do plays and things like that. It was considered dangerous. My parents didn’t think it was safe for a girl to do that, and they definitely didn’t think it was interesting to participate in the arts.
Azita Ghanizada
I had a country upbringing in a predominantly Maori community, and that contrasted with a very multi-cultured arts community in the Aro Valley in Wellington: growing up around a lot of theatre and poets and writers and stuff.
Taika Waititi
I think I would go further into fine arts, I think, if I were to continue.
Joni Mitchell
I’m into sincerity in music and sincerity in art. If it doesn’t feel true, I don’t want to do it. Things that are too dramatic scare me. I think that’s why I don’t always fit into the world of performing arts.
Zooey Deschanel
The importance of the arts to the societies in which they thrive is well documented.
Karen Kain
We must rediscover our faith in the future and join with one another to ensure that nonviolence is the prevalent choice for government, law enforcement, the non-profit sector, business, education, media, entertainment, arts, and for the global citizenry.
Bernice King
When I was young, I remember feeling a real thirst for opportunities around the arts, for learning about how artists function and how institutions work.
Rashid Johnson
You know, it’s such an insult to actual martial artists that I say that I do martial arts.
Cam Gigandet
I have done martial arts my whole life, so it comes easily, but I have never done proper sword fighting.
Alexander Dreymon
I went to school at Radnor High School. And I went to a liberal arts college in St. Louis, Missouri, called Lindenwood College.
Lee Daniels
1936 is a very important year: a golden time for martial arts, right before the Japanese invasion.
Wong Kar-wai
The arts in America exist in spite of America, not because of America.
Henry Rollins
I see a resurgence of interest in poetry. I am less optimistic about the prospects for the arts when it comes to federal funding.
Rita Dove
Most of the more celebrated names among African-American authors, poets, and artists are known to the world because of their association with specific cultural arts movements.
Aberjhani
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
Havelock Ellis
Each of the Arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a Muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.
Eliza Farnham
Man, he could sell. As he liked to say, he lived at the intersection of technology and liberal arts. But there was a more personal side of Steve Jobs, of course, and I was fortunate enough to see a bit of it because I spent hours in conversation with him over the 14 years he ran Apple.
Walt Mossberg
Mixed martial arts, UFC, or what have you, I don’t think it has anything to do with rankings. It doesn’t have to do with ‘this guy beat this guy so he deserves a title shot.’ It might be like that every once in a while, but this is entertainment and the two biggest names – the best story.
B. J. Penn
The black man in Africa had mastered the arts and sciences. He knew the course of the stars in the universe before the man up in Europe knew that the earth wasn’t flat.
Malcolm X
I studied fine arts and architecture, but I decided to move into movie design because I grew up in a small town in the Marche region and spent a lot of time after school in the movie theater.
Dante Ferretti
I have always been a martial arts fighter; it goes to back when I was eighteen. I was competing on the circuit, but when you’re performing, you tend to pull punches because you don’t want to hurt anyone.
Jason David Frank
All the arts, to varying degrees, involve some kind of a compromise. This being so, how far need the radio dramatist go to meet the public without losing sight of himself and his own standards of value?
Louis MacNeice
Scientists do stand on the shoulders of giants, just as do writers. Conversely, in the arts we do make discoveries. We do refine our tools. So I am arguing with, or at least playing with, the idea that art never improves.
Ian Mcewan
Martial arts is a life journey. One of the things my teacher taught me a long time ago was that everyone’s path to the mastery of a certain system is different. Some people’s path is a very direct route, where others might wind back and forth if you are injured or something.
Ryan Potter
I much prefer STEAM to STEM. The insertion of the A is arts writ large, and when you learn how to think, that means that you actually need to understand how others have thought before you, how have others made sense of the world.
Laurene Powell Jobs
There is also a strong following among the urbanites on the East Coast when it comes to martial arts films.
Donnie Yen
It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe.
Hedy Lamarr
Arts is just as important as military defense, you know? Emotional defense is just as important.
Quincy Jones
The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
Hendrik Willem Van Loon
I know that the arts are important. I’m not denying that, but I can’t associate myself with all the claptrap that goes on around it.
Anthony Hopkins
There are different types of talents and intelligences, and traditional schools sometimes ignore the creative ones. It is important for us to give kids every platform for them to find what they are good at and what they love. The arts also provide a space for newfound creativity.
Caity Lotz
In 1995, I proposed the Harvard Arts Medal. The idea was to celebrate the fact that, although it’s rare, Harvard men and women do go into the creative arts. Over the years we’ve had major, major figures, like Jack Lemmon, John Updike, Yo-Yo Ma, and Bonnie Raitt.
John Lithgow
Mum and Dad always wanted me to do whatever I was happy doing. I nearly went to art college at 16, but decided to do a BTEC in performing arts.
Stephen Graham
I’m a product of an East Coast liberal arts educational system.
Matt Taibbi
For one year I did go to Performing Arts School, and I had very weird friends.
Christina Milian
I joined Khalsa College just opposite Don Bosco in class XI, but soon I quit studies and was sent to Bangkok by my father to learn martial arts, as that is the only place we could afford given that I would also work there to support my training.
Akshay Kumar
People were nicer to me when I was in the arts. I experienced extreme racism in small-town New Zealand. Racism which really went away when I got into the arts.
Cliff Curtis
Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow.
Paracelsus
I didn’t know what my passion was until I discovered the dramatic arts in junior high and high school and I realized, ‘Oh, I like this. This is something I feel like I’m good at.’ But, the idea of moving to Hollywood and becoming an actor was really unrealistic.
James Marsden
When I finished graduate school, I had a master’s of fine arts from a prestigious institution, a manuscript that would eventually become my first published book – and almost no marketable skills.
Victor LaValle
I’d love to open a camp focusing on the arts accessible to kids from all income brackets.
Idina Menzel
My mother and father were interested in the arts.
Ken Adam
Fighting is an expression. It’s a form of speech, and that’s why they call it martial arts. It’s an art.
Chael Sonnen
My father was a big Bruce Lee fan. He’s Chinese-Hawaiian, and my mother is Chinese. He used to take us to all these really fantastical films with martial arts in them.
Jason Scott Lee
I think if I hadn’t had the dance background, it would have been much harder as a kid to be like, ‘I’m going to be an actress.’ But you’re involved with one area of the arts and other things interest you. It feels like an easier move.
Dianna Agron
We have to remind people how important arts are. People just don’t see it.
Steven Michael Quezada
One challenge to the arts in America is the need to make the arts, especially the classic masterpieces, accessible and relevant to today’s audience.
William Safire
Music of all arts should be expansive and inclusive.
Jesse Jackson
Poetry is the most subtle of the literary arts, and students grow more ingenious by the year at avoiding it. If they can nip around Milton, duck under Blake and collapse gratefully into the arms of Jane Austen, a lot of them will.
Terry Eagleton
I was a jock, hardcore sports all the way down the line, but I heard that if you auditioned for this arts school, you got time off school, and that sounded good to me.
Jake Epstein
A lot of people have problems with public confrontation, but it doesn’t worry me at all. I can handle myself. I know my martial arts.
Pink
I was never really a bohemian. I was a sloppy guy who liked cheap apartments and the arts, and who was very left-wing politically as the 60’s progressed, though it took me a little while.
Robert Christgau
Obviously… I feel it is important for women as well as men. Learning any kind of martial arts will help them when faced with atrocities. There are many incidents where men are also attacked.
Wamiqa Gabbi
Writing can be taken up at any point. But you need to remember that the arts are fundamentally unfair. Hard work and diligence won’t necessarily take you all the way. Talent, nepotism, influence, and pure luck play a huge part.
David Brin
Indeed, I would feel that an appreciation of the arts in a conscious, disciplined way might help one to do science better.
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Modernism in other arts brought extreme difficulty. In poetry, the characteristic difficulty imported under the name of modernism was obscurity. But obscurity could just as easily be a quality of metrical as of free verse.
James Fenton
I’m going to do some consulting for nonprofits and arts agencies. These are areas I’m interested in that didn’t come directly out of Harvard, but certainly I started looking at things in a different manner.
Damian Woetzel
I ended up going to college for visual arts but moved up to New York after I graduated from college in 2006 and started going gung ho to the Upright Citizens Brigade, and I realized that that was what I was really interested in and what I really wanted to do.
Abbi Jacobson
Music had been my first love among the arts, and I was fascinated by it, as I still am.
Harry Mathews
I’d have been a filmmaker or a cartoonist or something else which extended from the visual arts into the making of narratives if I hadn’t been able to shift into fiction.
Jonathan Lethem
The arts don’t care what your background is. They belong to everyone.
Adrian Dunbar
I always thought martial arts was the most modern choreography we could have right now, and I always wanted to put it to music.
Lou Reed
I wanted to work in the arts. My dream come true would be to be an architectural historian and work with the royal palaces and all the fabulous art collections. But I’m not committed enough.
Jaye Davidson
More than anything, the arts are the best teaching tool.
Julie Andrews
Fight choreography has far more in common with dance choreography than it does with actual martial arts. You learn martial arts techniques, but those are just the movements for the choreography. You’re working with a partner in choreography. You’re working on timing.
David Leitch
There’s a tradition in British intellectual life of mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics, especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre.
Harold Pinter
My dad was dean of fine arts at the university. I was casting bronzes in the school foundry. I was using the university as a playground.
Maya Lin
I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts.
Catherine Deneuve
I grew up in a martial arts gym surrounded by men and boys, and I pretty much call myself a tomboy.
Katheryn Winnick
A lot of Chinese martial arts films were based on Chinese martial arts novels. And these novels created a world of putting history, calligraphy, and martial arts into one.
Donnie Yen
Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.
J. M. Roberts
I love every type of martial arts, but with Muay Thai in general, I want to see it being brought to the public more. There is no movie that has Muay Thai incorporated into it, so I want to bring that to the public.
Tony Jaa
The role of a liberal arts college within a university is to be a genuine part of that university, giving and responding to the other parts.
Edward Levi
When I entered college, it was to study liberal arts. At the University of Pennsylvania, I studied English literature, but I fell in love with broadcasting, with telling stories about other people’s exploits.
Andrea Mitchell
I was a professional fighter for a while, and I trained in martial arts for seven years, so I think that kind of helped form a base for me as far as dancing.
Ryan Guzman
The arts are the one thing that appeal right across all forms of politics, race, creed – everything.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals.
Jonathan Lethem
When I teach classes at the School of Visual Arts,, I’ll ask the students, ‘How many of you have been to a museum this year?’ Nobody raises their hand and I go into a tirade. If you want to do something sharp and innovative, you have to know what went on before.
George Lois
Many schools today are sacrificing social studies, the arts and physical education so children can cover basic subjects like math, English and science.
Geoffrey Canada
France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme.
Matthew Arnold
I do mixed martial arts, mainly kickboxing.
Gail Porter
Although all the good arts serve to draw man’s mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure.
Nicolaus Copernicus
Opera is the most complete art form. It includes drama, acting, technology (lighting), art (the sets), dance, and the epitome of the human voices. But mostly, go for the glorious music. The arts are crucial to the life of every community.
Karen DeCrow
I’m a huge boxing and mixed martial arts fan.
Sung Hi Lee
I try not to see myself as anything, as that would be embarrassing. But if I had to label myself, I’d probably say I was an artist due to the fact that I enjoy working within the arts on different platforms, of which comedy is just one.
Matt Berry
A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate.
Christopher Hampton
Emeril is a one-in-a-million Renaissance man. In 2002, he established his foundation to support children’s educational programs to inspire and mentor young people through culinary arts, school food and nutrition.
Robin Leach
I don’t paint. I am a hobbyist photographer, so I relate to the visual arts that way, but I’m not a painter.
Annie Parisse
I’m a martial arts buff, so anything martial arts.
Noah Hathaway
There’s also the tradition of voodoo, the Haitian magic arts, in New Orleans. And because New Orleans is below sea level, when they bury people in New Orleans, it’s mostly above ground. So you have this idea that the spirits are more accessible and can access you more easily because they’re not even buried.
Sam Trammell
After a sound public education, I attended Penn and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. After being drafted into the military and studying Indonesian, I emerged as a writer, not a painter.
Allan Gurganus
Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.
Ovid
At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.
Laurie Anderson
With my parents, when I was younger, I always had to do two things. If I was acting, I always had to do a sport or something on the arts side of things along with that. That way, if one fell apart, I always had something else to fall back on.
Kaley Cuoco
A large part of my life revolves around my dad. Sometimes, I even feel a strong sense of connection, something very tangible when I learn something new in the martial arts.
Brandon Lee
My parents had an old-fashioned ideal of college, that four years at a liberal arts college should be a liberal arts education.
Julie Bowen
Nothing seems to me more doubtful than Aristotle’s remark that it is probable the arts and philosophy have several times been discovered and several times lost.
Julien Benda
Bruce Lee was very famous. I watched his movies and he is amazing. He is a martial arts master, his philosophy, his movement, both physically and mentally, were very strong.
Jet Li
I was an English major in college with minors in Fine Arts and Humanities.
Sue Grafton
I deplore the loss of arts on BBC One and Two.
Jonathan Dimbleby
I’m a Baha’i; we really believe in Baha’i faith that our work has to be our service, especially in the arts.
Justin Baldoni
If the arts are held up solely as a means of social insight, fantasy is denied the chance to be commonplace and reality the chance to be exotic.
Richard Eyre
The great thing about the arts, and especially popular music, is that it really does cut across genres and races and classes.
Bonnie Raitt
Generally, the French highly promote culture and the arts, and photography is in their blood.
Herb Ritts
The arts tend to be more liberal. There tends to be more social relevance in the arts.
Peter Guber
I was pursuing the arts with theater in school, and I was doing after-school activities, but not in any real movement towards a professional career.
Uzo Aduba
I loved science, and when I discovered Buddhist meditative practices and martial arts, I was able to bridge those ways of knowing the world into my own unique way. From that grew the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, which became my karmic assignment.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
Pauline Kael
I’m a sworn enemy of convention. I despise the conventional in anything, even the arts.
Hedy Lamarr
I don’t think there should be a hierarchy of what is valid in the arts.
Seth Numrich
Most people say I look mean, and because I play so many tough roles and because of my size and my martial arts background, they think I am, but I’m really not.
Michael Jai White
Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community, improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth, and builds the creative skills that are required of a 21st century workforce.
Gavin Newsom
We live in this world in order always to learn industriously and to enlighten each other by means of discussion and to strive vigorously to promote the progress of science and the fine arts.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I went to college at North Carolina School of the Arts and took a lot of singing classes, and it really is so connected to emotions.
Anna Camp
I love painting. I went to college in fine arts, and I still do it all the time.
Jessalyn Gilsig
I had decent but not great grades in high school because I was highly motivated in some subjects, like the arts, drama, English, and history, but in math and science I was a screw-up. Wooster saw something in me, and I really flourished there. I got into theatre, took photography and painting classes.
J. C. Chandor
My father was the first person to introduce me to self-defense and martial arts, which I’ve been doing all my life now.
Joe R. Lansdale
Geoffrey Tozer’s death is a national tragedy. For the Australian arts and Australian music, losing Tozer is like Canada having lost Glenn Gould, or France, Ginette Neveu. It is a massive cultural loss. The kind of loss people felt when Germany lost Dresden.
Paul Keating
I go to gyms quite a bit, martial arts gyms, MMA gyms. I try to train with the best people, with who’s who in the martial arts, just to keep myself sharp.
Michael Jai White
That’s the reason support for the National Endowment of the Arts is so important. It enables those ventures that aren’t viable commercially to be done.
David Selby
I started my own martial arts school at 16. And by the time I was 21, I had three different schools.
Katheryn Winnick
School was hard for me. If there had been a school for the creative arts, I might have thrived, but… I needed that creative outlet so much. Also, I’m just bad with numbers.
Amy Adams
America’s liberal arts universities have long been safe zones for leftist thinking, protected ivory towers for the pseudo-elite who earn their livings writing papers nobody reads about gender roles in the poetry of Maya Angelou.
Ben Shapiro
I’m learning as much martial arts as I possibly can. My show is packed with action. Enough to get a rise.
Traci Bingham
I actually graduated from the Chicago Academy for the Arts. I think John Cusack did as well.
Cecily Strong
When I was a teenager, my dad used to put a lot of pressure on me to be successful, and I’d really beat myself up about things like losing martial arts competitions.
Dolph Lundgren
I’m interested in so many different things and I’d like to cover a lot of territory. I’m trying to see my show as the Sunday ‘Times.’ You have the Arts & Leisure section, you have the Op-Ed page, you have the Book Review… even the Style section has those wonderful essays about relationships.
Joy Behar
I believe there is a relationship between having an interest in the arts and the behaviour of society as a whole. Some politicians find it difficult that the arts is a weapon of happiness… Politics is often about deprivation rather than the opening up of ideas and nourishing creative endeavour.
Richard Eyre
I’m a psychologist. I was a psychology faculty member, and then I became an administrator of the department, then the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. At the time of the presidential search, I was the dean.
I. King Jordan
The disintegration of the culture starts with the artist. I’m on a crusade to turn the tide in the arts, to restore dignity to the arts and, by extension, to the culture.
Thomas Kinkade
Being Italian, I have a very special relationship with the culinary arts. One my projects was to share Italian cultural food with my colleagues.
Luca Parmitano
Spiritual life can certainly follow the pattern one sees in the fake martial arts, with most teachers making nebulous and magical claims that never get tested, while their students derange themselves with weird ideas, empty rituals, and other affectations.
Sam Harris
Usually action films have a formula: good guy gets in trouble, his wife dies, friends have problems, so he goes to the mountain, learns martial arts, comes back, and kills the bad guy.
Jet Li
To me, mathematics, computer science, and the arts are insanely related. They’re all creative expressions.
Sebastian Thrun
You don’t need a title. You don’t need a degree in business organization or be trained in the finer arts of persuasion. You just need to believe you can lead. So start there. Start believing.
Julie Foudy
The idea of entrepreneurship applies as much in politics, religion, society and the arts as it does in business.
Geoff Mulgan
It is obvious that anything a scientist discovers or invents is based on previous discoveries and inventions. The same applies to the arts.
Lukas Foss
We all must support the arts, as it is our culture. It makes us better people. It makes us happy; it gives us empathy and shows us how to live. It is so important.
Imelda Staunton
I was raised with the idea that the arts were a doss – but the arts are vital. If you see Mark Rylance perform Shakespeare at the Globe, you know it’s a spiritual act.
Andrew Garfield
I think there is a debate in the arts about, you know, whether we must strive for art for art’s sake, and you know, kind of try to keep political debate out of our work. And to that I say, I’d like you to show me an example of, you know, this so-called apolitical art. I don’t think there’s any such thing.
Sarah Jones
I wrote my novel ‘Bitter Greens’ as the creative component of a Doctorate of Creative Arts and am now looking at the history of the Rapunzel tale as my theoretical component.
Kate Forsyth
The President regards the Japanese as a brave people; but courage, though useful in time of war, is subordinate to knowledge of arts; hence, courage without such knowledge is not to be highly esteemed.
Townsend Harris
I’m in a real minority as far as having really supportive parents in regards to the arts. They never batted an eye as far as not letting me do that stuff. That’s invaluable. I can’t believe how unabashedly supportive they were about everything, between music and acting.
Darren Criss
It is amazing to have the UFC to come here to Perth… it is great for Australian Mixed Martial Arts and great for the sport, and it is going to be great for Perth to have such a world-wide event, through pay-per-view, hosted here.
Robert Whittaker
I didn’t know anything about martial arts. I’m a big fan, but I never practiced martial arts.
Wong Kar-wai
Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
It’s our responsibility for the village to say, ‘Hey we’re going to create these programs,’ whether it’s sports, creative arts, music, we need some things to give young people positive things to do, and that’s including jobs.
Common
The arts are so important not only to society but to ourselves as human beings. It keeps in touch with our own humanity. So access to the arts in any way, shape, or form is vital.
Audra McDonald
So for years I kept mum about my passion for needle arts.
Deborah Norville
My life in Hollywood surrounded by celebrities became a point of view for me – sports, fashion, music, film, arts, and politics as a media play.
John Van Hamersveld
But wrestling used to be the same as boxing or mixed martial arts. It used to be about conflict, having a fight, who’s going to win.
Jim Cornette
When I am in London, all I do is mix with other people in the arts.
Martin Parr
I am so happy because I want more people to like martial arts movie not just martial arts audience. Even martial arts can be used in comedy, in drama, in horror movies, in different kinds of movies.
Jet Li
Movies are a complicated collision of literature, theatre, music and all the visual arts.
Yahoo Serious
To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.
Georgia O’Keeffe
Painting and writing are solitary arts.
Conrad Hall
I will continue to practice a martial arts form along with the mental and spiritual aspect that come with building a balanced life, and I will continue to incorporate it into whatever films I can.
Ryan Potter
I knew nothing about martial arts. And I don’t really like it! But in the film, I not only had to pretend that I knew all about it, I had to be the best at it. That was very difficult.
Zhang Ziyi
I was in a very multi-racial, multi-cultural schooling system. I had a really delightful childhood. I was a jock. I became a very competitive swimmer in Zimbabwe. I was a swimmer, a tennis player, a hockey player. Then, when I was 13, I joined a Children’s Performing Arts workshop in Zimbabwe.
Danai Gurira
I went to Cal Arts and AFI, and I worked on ‘Bonfire Of The Vanities.’ I got this grant from the Academy to be Brian De Palma’s apprentice director. And it was such a harrowing, disillusioning, awful experience.
Douglas Rushkoff
I have always thought that, of all the arts, the cinema is the most complete art.
Alejandro Jodorowsky
I studied dance at a high school arts magnet program before moving on to Miami’s New World School of the Arts, and from there, I went on to study at The Juilliard School.
Robert Battle
Martial arts just normally would not draw me to the box office.
Mary Hart
Artists in each of the arts seek after and care for nothing but love.
Marsilio Ficino
I come from a family rooted in the arts, so I think I naturally gravitated towards performing from an early age.
Juliet Rylance
Unlike productions in the other arts, all television shows are born to destroy two other shows.
Les Brown
Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences, and adorned with much and varied learning; by the help of which a judgment is formed of those works which are the result of other arts.
Vitruvius
I’m a liberal arts junkie.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
The confounding Political Economy with the Sciences and Arts to which it is subservient, has been one of the principal obstacles to its improvement.
Nassau William Senior
I went to a liberal arts college, and as part of my background, I was majoring in mathematics and physics.
James Heckman
In various fields, such as science, technology, sports, business and the arts, immigrants enrich our culture every single day.
Charles B. Rangel
The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art.
Alfred Stieglitz
I was in martial arts starting at the age of 14, and I got my black belt by the time I was 18. Soon after, I was teaching an entire school, with about 150 students. It was unbelievably intense because of the self-awareness part of becoming a black belt.
Brad D. Smith
I am not a specialist but a general practitioner in the world of the arts.
Theodore Bikel
I’m training in martial arts. It’s a whole new world for me and I’m loving it. I do that or hot yoga; I have to do some kind of exercise.
Zawe Ashton
Miss Goodblatt would call on me to read. She said I had a talent. So on a whim, I auditioned for the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan.
Ving Rhames
I went to a private school in Singapore and they had an incredible arts program. Every day I was doing something artistic.
Lynn Collins
I did martial arts and karate for eight years when I was growing up.
Antony Starr
Ambiguity around ambiguity is forgivable in an unpublished poet and expected of an arts student on the pull: for a professional comedian demoting himself to the role of ‘thinker’, with stadiums full of young people hanging on his every word, it won’t really do.
Robert Webb
I was at college doing performing arts, and just spending all my time mucking about, and the lecturers thought I would be pretty good at stand-up, so I gave it a whirl.
Allan Carr
Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.
Sophocles
I love martial arts, so why wouldn’t I want to help people understand it more?
Frank Mir
Mr. Chairman, obviously a $60 million cut in the National Endowment for the Arts would be a disaster.
Norm Dicks
I think that in itself is kind of an amazing achievement to be able to say that your full-time career is in any creative arts, let alone a show that has kept people interested for coming on four seasons and hopefully more.
Anna Paquin
The older I get, I’m really reminded how important the arts are to our wellbeing as a society.
Rhys Ifans
People who come out of the liberal arts don’t have an understanding of science and technology, and the people in science and technology have very little experience with liberal arts and the traditions of a liberal democracy.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
If you kill the arts, you kill love, and you kill progress.
Brendon Urie
When people start yammering about artistic responsibility, artists become wary. The subtext of such talk is that the arts need to be regulated, which is to say censored.
Steve Erickson
London clubland divides itself between the St James’s refuge for toffs, and the Conquest of Cool, for the arts and media.
Peter York
I got my degree in culinary arts in 1978.
Flavor Flav
If you think about making a difference in the community, my family has always had a strong interest in the arts. I’m always interested in finding ways to innovate… It’s a blend; it’s not a point focus.
Paul Allen
I wasn’t very aware of pop music because I attended an arts school. For me, it was all about jazz.
Norah Jones
Four days a week, I do gymming, four days marital arts. Once a week I normally play lawn tennis, and once a week I horseride.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Read, listen to and watch everything you can. Explore the corners of popular culture and the arts. And, of course, these days you have to stay maniacally plugged in to the cutting edge of whatever technology is taking your profession into the future – otherwise you’re toast.
Tom Freston
The establishment of a society for the encouragement of arts will produce great benefits before they are perverted to mischiefs.
Horace Walpole
For while the subjects of poetry are few and recurrent, the moods of man are infinitely various and unstable. It is the same in all arts.
John Drinkwater
I tried martial arts classes for three weeks, but I quit because you actually get hit. I just want to do the movie kind of martial arts.
Tamara Taylor
Initially I was very drawn to the Tao Te Ching, the Taoist philosophy. It was helping me deal with the balance of these external and internal issues with my chess life. Tai chi is the martial embodiment of Taoist philosophy. Initially, I had no intention of competing in the martial arts; it was just the meditation.
Joshua Waitzkin
I started in dance classes when I was, like, seven years old. And the arts in general, it kept me not only off the street, I grew up in South Central Los Angeles, so it kept my mind focused. It kept me passionate about something. So I wasn’t easily distracted.
Wendy Raquel Robinson
When I was in high school, I fell under the spell of that crazy idea that if you’re interested in the arts, you can’t be interested in science.
Alan Alda
Queen’s University flies the flag for the arts in Northern Ireland and beyond.
Liam Neeson
I’m a huge, huge lover of weaponry, of Japanese martial arts movies.
Ann Nocenti
Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.
John F. Kennedy
I’ve always been a fan of martial arts, even before I did jiu-jitsu tournaments. I did point karate tournaments and wrestled in high school. To me, it was just an evolution and mixed martial arts was the next step. I just wanted to compete and train in it. I had no illusions of it being a paying gig.
Frank Mir
Performing arts buildings are complex. The acoustics, the sight lines and all that have to just be perfect. So you begin with just making these things sublime as musical instruments. And if you fail there, you have failed it all.
Moshe Safdie
Our culture is more shaped by the arts and humanities than it often is by politics.
Jim Leach
I think, like a lot of actors and people in the arts who are struggling to get where they want to be, you spend a lot of time sitting around grumbling about how you’re not doing the kind of work you really want to do. But there’s a lot of complacency in that, too.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Martial arts is like dance. It’s so beautiful and what I love about the martial arts mostly is that what it basically says is you take their energy and you redirect it. Then if you need to, use it on them. That whole thing about redirecting energy I love.
Rutger Hauer
I went to a private arts school. We had to wear cloaks.
Claire Forlani
But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius.
Marston Morse
I have long been interested in exploring and advancing the valuable relationships between the arts and society.
Damian Woetzel
One of the hard things coming from an immigrant family – or any family that doesn’t believe in the arts – is that you have to disappoint your parents. That’s hard for people to do if you’re a good kid.
Jimmy O. Yang
I’ve always been interested in martial arts.
Tracy Spiridakos
In high school, during lunchtime I would go in the room where the wrestling mats were and try different flips and different moves. Like windmills. I just started mixing martial arts with jazz and contemporary stuff and it would get mashed together and became my style.
Caity Lotz
When I first started training Tae Kwon Do, it was more just for discipline. My brother and I were two knuckleheads and my mom being a single mother wanted us to get more discipline somewhere other than her yelling at us. But I had no visions at all or aspirations of going from Tae Kwon Do into mixed martial arts.
Benson Henderson
I had so many older brothers who beat up on me, so I’m a tough kid. I love mixed martial arts, weapons training, guns, knives, driving fast cars and motorcycles.
Kellan Lutz
I’ve gotten into two fights since I’ve begun studying the martial arts, and each time, I was worried I’d kill the guy. One of my teachers always told me I had good power but bad control.
Jim Butcher
Of what use were the arts if they were only the reproduction and the imitation of life?
Alfred de Vigny
The genius of our country is improvisation, and jazz reflects that. It’s our great contribution to the arts.
Ken Burns
To be recognized by a brand like Reebok and to know that the company is looking at mixed martial arts shows the growth of the sport. For me, it’s an amazing opportunity. I get to be the face of my own shoe, and it’s surreal.
Anthony Pettis
I’ve been involved in mixed martial arts since 1997 when I first started working for the UFC.
Joe Rogan
In about 9th grade, an English teacher told me I had a talent to act. He said I should audition for a performing arts high school, so I did on a whim. I got accepted. Then I got accepted at the Julliard School, and by then, I was serious about it.
Ving Rhames
Poetry is one of the ancient arts, and it began as did all the fine arts, within the original wilderness of the earth.
Mary Oliver
The ability to recognize opportunities and move in new – and sometimes unexpected – directions will benefit you no matter your interests or aspirations. A liberal arts education is designed to equip students for just such flexibility and imagination.
Drew Gilpin Faust
How do you rebel in a family of rebels? That’s the age-old question. I guess I could have by not going into the arts, but the thing is, I couldn’t do anything else.
Nicolas Cage
We find that the Romans owed the conquest of the world to no other cause than continual military training, exact observance of discipline in their camps, and unwearied cultivation of the other arts of war.
Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
Prior to going to college, I had a pretty strong accent, and that was one of the things I had to work on a lot. I went to North Carolina School of the Arts; my speech teacher… that was one of the things we really had to work on over the years, and thankfully I think it finally worked.
Chris Parnell
I’ve been studying Israeli army martial arts. I now know 16 ways to kick a Palestinian woman in the back.
Frankie Boyle
I think ‘Hero’ is not a real martial arts movie; it is not about violence, or formula.
Jet Li
Any new producer starting up is to get investors’ confidence. Investors are still very very wary of anything to do with the arts world.
Ann Macbeth
Fact is, awards shows were never really about recognizing achievement. They were a publicity ploy cooked up in the late 1920s by MGM topper Louie Mayer and his newly formed Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which was itself, back in the day, nothing but a front organization to discourage unionizing.
John Ridley
Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.
Franz Liszt
I went to a performing arts high school, we learned Shakespeare, I did ‘Fences.’ When you train, you can do anything.
Marlon Wayans
Children’s finger-painting came under the arts, but movies didn’t.
Nicolas Roeg
O, had I but followed the arts!
William Shakespeare
When I first moved to L.A., I discovered Roy London. I didn’t know anything about the arts, the profession; I had no technique, I knew nothing, I’m fresh from Missouri. I sat in on a few classes, and they just felt a little guru-ish and just didn’t feel right to me. Until I met Roy.
Brad Pitt
When I started work with LucasArts Computer Division back in 1984, I went to the Palace of Fine Arts and saw the Festival of Animation for the first time. I loved the diverse collection of animated films the festival held.
John Lasseter
My father is a visual artist, so I was influenced by him, and my mother is an English teacher who forced me to read a lot of books and poetry and get involved in theatre. I developed a varied taste for different arts.
Taika Waititi
For many years, the government of Canada has massively supported orchestras and the arts in general.
Lara St. John
Well, I think, you know, the arts are really what – one of the things that make this country strong. We always think it’s our economy or our military power, but in fact, I think it’s our culture, our civilization, our ideas, our creativity.
Caroline Kennedy
Persons famous in the arts partake of the immortality of princes, and are upon a footing with them.
Francis I
I’ve been training with my mixed martial arts guy as much as I can when I’m back in L.A., so if I could do another movie like I did in ‘The Killing Game,’ with Samuel L. Jackson, that would be awesome.
Kellan Lutz
One succeeds in obtaining an equivalent production at a lower price by improving the arts, trades and agriculture and by developing the physical and moral qualities of workers, farmers and craftsmen.
Antoine Lavoisier
I had gone to the High School of the Performing Arts in New York City.
Glenne Headly
Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them.
Louise Bogan
My husband and I grew up with parents who supported our passion, and we’re grateful to them for that. It really helps you find your identity when you’re younger. It helps you become a really well-rounded person, the more you can show from different perspectives. The arts show us empathy, which is so important.
Idina Menzel
An arts education helps build academic skills and increase academic performance, while also providing alternative opportunities to reward the skills of children who learn differently.
Gavin Newsom
I wasn’t always a writer. When I went to college and majored in fine arts, I was a painter. Then I was a stay-at-home mom.
Janet Evanovich
My parents, and especially my mother, encouraged by the director of the local school which I was attending, wanted in spite of everything to send me to a National School of Arts and Crafts so that I could later become an engineer.
Leon Jouhaux
I do think that a general liberal arts education is very important, particularly in an uncertain changing world.
Steve Case
I go to the gym, do some martial arts, and I love poetry. I have a tattoo of my family crest, and another on my back that says ‘The Road Not Taken,’ which is a poem by Robert Frost.
Steven R. McQueen
I play drums and guitar, I snowboard, I do martial arts and acrobatics. I go to the movies every Friday.
Cameron Monaghan
Funding for sports (and the arts) are often the first things facing the chop in difficult times.
Lucy Powell
And I think that’s why I was going to be a musician. I was very rebellious. And I didn’t want to be an actor. My father used to say to me you should be an actor if you want to be in the arts.
Katey Sagal
Storage problems make neon signs the most ephemeral of commercial arts.
Virginia Postrel
I was a big fan of martial arts movies – Bruce Lee in particular, as cringeworthy as it is. Jean-Claude van Damme was a big inspiration as well – it’s a little embarrassing.
Michael Bisping
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
The novel moves like all the arts. It’s transforming itself all the time.
Nathalie Sarraute
The African mind has a lot to contribute, not only to world understanding of the arts, but to an understanding of spiritualism. That is the contribution Africa will make to the world of the future – an injection of sanity into the environment of the universe itself.
Fela Kuti
I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts for four years and emerged with a degree.
Bela Lugosi
Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature’s chief masterpiece is writing well.
Andre Breton
Italy was a surprise in my life. I went there just to make money and then go back to Israel and study psychology. The arts wasn’t something I grew up with or thought I could be part of.
Moran Atias
We’ve taken some performing arts schools on the set of ‘Breaking Bad.’
Steven Michael Quezada
I would be in a room full of people being loud and running around, and I’d be in the corner just playing with the wall. So I was very, very quiet, but when I really got into the arts, that opened me up.
Harry Shum, Jr.
Ever since I can remember, I drew, and visual arts have been my main way to express myself. I like dancing, although I’ve never done that very seriously. It’s something I’d like to explore more.
Hunter Schafer
I think Ang Lee is a very, very talented director. He used martial arts to talk about love and girl, you know… But Zhang Yimou tried to use martial arts film to talk about Chinese culture, Chinese people. What do they think, what do they want and what do they hope the world will become.
Jet Li
Because most of my career in the classroom has been at art schools (beginning at Bennington in the 1970s), I am hyper-aware of the often grotesque disconnect between commentary on the arts and the actual practice or production of the arts.
Camille Paglia
Amherst is a liberal arts college, committed to providing students with a broad education.
Joseph Stiglitz
I’m an only child. Mostly raised by my father outside of Saratoga, doing martial arts and snowmobiling. I wore sweaters, jeans and sneakers. I was more interested in four-wheeling in the Catskills than doing my hair and makeup at 7 A.M. before school.
JWoww
Zhang Yimou tried to use martial arts to talk about Chinese culture, Chinese people. What do they think, what do they want and what do they hope.
Jet Li
I started taekwondo at 5 or 6 years old and did a bunch of kick-boxing later, too. Eventually I became a black belt and coached as well. I did some basketball and softball growing up, but most of my activity was martial arts.
JWoww
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
You have kids studying master class visual arts who are pushed to make films that will be successful economically; that’s what they focus on. So they work for corporate interest instead of artistic expression.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
I have always loved science, but I have always loved the arts – drawing, painting and, yes, writing – more.
Charles M. Blow
I’ve always argued, unsuccessfully, that there’s no point in giving money to the arts unless you educate people in them.
Richard Eyre
I like doing arts and crafts, so I would probably go to one of those fun little ceramic places and go paint some plates and do something fun like that.
Christina Milian
I don’t think they should regulate the music field. I don’t see how they can regulate the arts.
Gordon Lightfoot
If I wasn’t an actress I’d definitely want to do something in the arts and something that was very creative.
Nikki DeLoach
There is all this controversy that women and girls are too skinny or too overweight. I say to just do martial arts and everything will be okay. You will tone up your body and find a confidence you can’t find just sitting around watching TV and hanging out with friends.
Milla Jovovich
Modernism has a reputation for being a forbidding phenomenon: its visual arts disconcertingly non-representational, its literary efforts devoid of the consolations of plot and character – even its films, it’s argued, fall well short of that true desideratum: entertainment.
Will Self
The arts saved my life.
Michael K. Williams
You perhaps know me as a novelist. Literature is one of the arts – in fact, the noblest of the arts. That is not my opinion; it was first expressed by the ancients. As art, literature has many similarities with the other art forms.
F. Sionil Jose
The only advice I would give Christians entering the world of arts: give yourself a period of time, maybe three or four years. If you haven’t made it in your chosen art form, dump it.
Cliff Richard
Now, all writing – all the arts – are a form of ‘Pay attention to me,’ but there’s also the flip side. Like, I want to give something. Let me entertain you, let me amuse you, let me try to please you with this thing I’ve made. And then pay attention to me.
Jonathan Ames
I am very, very clear on how difficult it is for a young kid out there to go into the arts without taking a lot of heat from his peers.
Patrick Swayze
I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!
Ansel Adams
When I was younger I did karate and martial arts, and I think it’s really cool for girls to have those kinds of abilities.
Rebel Wilson
I happen to think that American politics is one of the noblest arts of mankind; and I cannot do anything else but write about it.
Theodore White
There’s a high school in Camden, New Jersey, I call the Jill Scott School. It’s the Camden Creative Arts High School. Those teachers and kids are so passionate about what they do, and 98 percent of the senior class went on to college.
Jill Scott
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts.
Baruch Spinoza
I had to jump around in the arts for a while just to survive. I earned a little money here and there, playing the guitar at union meetings, functions. I sold some science-fiction stories. I knew there was absolutely no question of me not being connected with the arts, but I couldn’t find any acting jobs.
Alan Arkin
I think that music and visual arts can complement themselves nicely. They do different things – the music forces you into a different mood and perspective whilst the visual stuff can engage you in a more direct cognitive manner.
Aaron Koblin
Journalism students need to understand it and need a solid background in the liberal arts, in sociology, economics, literature and language, because they won’t get it later on.
Harrison Salisbury
Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labor’s rights and the fight for peace.
Paul Robeson
I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, which means I had a lot of formal training in reading.
Kate DiCamillo
I’ve always been involved in the visual arts and music.
Adam Jones
Without imagination we can go nowhere. And imagination is not restricted to the arts. Every scientist I have met who has been a success has had to imagine.
Rita Dove
When I was a kid I did marshal arts, and then I did all-star crazy competitive cheer and dance, and then I swam so I was very muscular. You know, healthy, but not quite as thin as I am.
Ashley Greene
You cannot please all of the people all of the time, and that is truer in the arts than anywhere else.
Theodore Bikel
We’re under the Arts Council under the Minister for the Arts. The Minister for the Arts and the Minister for Industrial Development have great difficulty in agreeing over who should fund what in terms of film.
Ann Macbeth
The arts have always been an important ingredient to the health of a nation, but we haven’t gotten there yet.
James Earl Jones
I’m on Governor Gray Davis’ California Alliance Towards Education to bring the arts back to high schools.
Sally Kirkland
San Francisco has long been a leader in the arts, nurturing generations of painters, sculptors, poets, novelists, playwrights, film-makers, and performing artists and innovators of every kind.
Gavin Newsom
I don’t know any architects that I respect who don’t have their own voice. I think the difference between architecture and the other arts is your immersion in reality.
Thom Mayne
I wanted to go to a liberal arts college, I wanted to have that experience.
Mandy Patinkin
Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts.
Brad Henry
I think the arts are absolutely necessary for children to be creative and express themselves because every child is different.
Kym Whitley
I don’t have to have any special skills or martial arts in my back pocket.
Jason Ritter
I enjoy encouraging and inspiring people to pursue their purpose in the arts. To help cultivate and develop their instrument.
Tasha Smith
Back when I was maybe 19, guys would go, ‘I can kick your butt!’ So I had a few showdowns. To my advantage, I learned martial arts, and what you really learn is not to fight.
William Zabka
It’s a bit like some martial arts: if you’re behind somebody there’s not much they can do, if you’re in a certain position. So same thing with a fish, if you’re in the right position you’re okay. As soon as you get in the wrong position you can be in very real danger.
Jeremy Wade
I grew up in a very small town, on a farm. There was not even a TV in my house at that time. I didn’t have much connection with the outside world and couldn’t see martial arts. When I was 10 or 12, that’s when we got our first TV. We only had maybe two channels. At 16 years old, I remember watching Marco Ruas on TV.
Glover Teixeira
I endured many weeks of it, but I had a big background in martial arts and fighting as a kid, so kind of all the problems got brushed away and I was ready.
Jason Statham
It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
Charles Kettering
I would like to see more African-American singers as part of our opera companies. If you take music and the arts out of the public schools, then you’re going to lose a lot of people that you might have discovered were talented, very early.
Jessye Norman
It’s always true, and in all the arts. When one guy’s terrific, there will be a lot of other terrific guys around. And this last decade, the ’90s, has been a period of very low talent.
William Goldman
Art for Duchamp, all the arts, obey the same law: meta-irony is inherent in their very spirit. It is an irony that destroys its own negation and, hence, returns in the affirmative.
Octavio Paz
I was always involved in the arts from a young age. I started studying classical piano at age four as a student of the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music.
Monica Raymund
Look at every action movie in Hollywood. Every leading man from Spider-Man to Batman to James Bond, ‘Bourne Identity’, every one of them possesses martial arts skills.
Donnie Yen
My mother and father met at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was a senior and she was a junior, and their marriage didn’t last very long.
Michael Douglas
I’ve been asked which of the other arts novel-writing is most like, and I have come to believe it is acting. Of course, in terms of pattern it can be like music, in terms of structure it can be like painting, but the job to me is most like acting.
Andrew O’Hagan
I really like Kickstarter because you don’t have to be a Medici to fund the arts and sciences or to get behind a big idea or a person that sparks your imagination. It’s a type of microfunding directed toward creators.
Lisa Gansky
At any rate, girls are differently situated. Having no need of deep scientific knowledge, their education is confined more to the ordinary things of the world, the study of the fine arts, and of the manners and dispositions of people.
William John Wills
As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he’s a great military man, I want you to know that.
Norman Schwarzkopf
I was a pretty alert kid, and I, you know, I was very interested in arts.
Ellar Coltrane
When you think about martial arts here in the states, kickboxing was here in the ’70s, and it kind of ran its course. But I always felt there was a place in combat sports for kickboxing.
Scott Coker
My initial plan was to spend a year in France, go to some kind of school and learn a bit of French. I went a year in an American college in the outskirts of Strasbourg, but got a glimpse of a real art school, L’Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, and enrolled the following year.
John Howe
To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art – that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.
Charles Baudelaire
I was a little press writer when the National Endowment for the Arts came to my rescue and gave me an award. I couldn’t buy a light bulb. Almost more than the money, the awards are important because they show that someone believes in you.
Sandra Cisneros
I had a liberal arts education at Amherst College where I had two majors, mathematics and philosophy.
Stephen Cole Kleene
As Mayor, I will fully support my Arts Commission and its professional selection committees so that they can commission a full range of public art that is daring and, when appropriate, daringly traditional.
Gavin Newsom
My art teacher was really encouraging me, because he really liked that I could draw. I felt very torn. At that time, I had to pick one, and I felt much more confident in the arts than I did in chemistry. My big thing was that I actually wanted to be like Jacques Cousteau.
Maria Cornejo
My husband and I were excited about having a kid – it was having a baby that had us worried. We had a lot to learn, so like good liberal arts graduates, we signed up for a class.
Chelsea Cain
I was hoping to attend the School of Visual Arts and had a portfolio built up.
Kevin Dillon
I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher, exalted form of human endeavor.
Steven Pinker
Having come from a working-class family in the rural South, the fashion industry opened my eyes to culture, arts, and the world.
Trish Goff
An arts degree is like a diploma in origami. And about as much use.
J. G. Ballard
The mixed martial arts way of life will give you focus.
Conor McGregor
The hardest of all the arts to speak of is music, because music has no meaning to speak of.
Ned Rorem
I didn’t get a Bachelor’s degree – I got a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, which means I didn’t have to take humanities, math, and stuff like that. I think I had to take Art History, which I failed a few times.
Stephen Furst
Scientific research and other studies have demonstrated that arts education can enhance American students’ math and language skills and improve test scores which in turn increase chances of higher education and good jobs in the future.
Thad Cochran
Bruce Lee only played himself. Chuck Norris is a martial artist that does acting. I want to be an actor that does martial arts.
Leo Howard
I get the ‘The New York Times’ and ‘Los Angeles Times’ thrown at my door every morning. I’ll read the front page of ‘The New York Times,’ then the op-eds, then scan the arts section and then the sports section. Then I do the same with the ‘L.A. Times.’
Aaron Sorkin
I’m a big fan of martial arts films, novels and radio programs.
Wong Kar-wai
We grew up in a very creative environment and were exposed to the arts at a very young age, so it’s not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts.
Spike Lee
I thought that Wu-Tang was the best sword style – the best sword-style of martial arts. And the tongue is like a sword. And so I say that we have the best lyrics, so, therefore, we are the Wu-Tang Clan.
Rza
I had done student films for the School Of Visual Arts and for NYU and all these schools in New York, so those were my first film experiences, but they were student films, so I guess they don’t really count.
Guillermo Diaz
I won’t undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.
Francois Rabelais
I’ve always been huge into martial arts.
Michael Steger
You can use martial arts to tell a different story. Ang Lee used martial arts in ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ to talk about love.
Jet Li
In martial arts, every time you graduate, move to another level, you don’t forget everything you’ve done. You build on it, but it’s always there.
Melody Beattie
I want to promote the introduction of art history in primary schools and to convince the general public that, even in a period of economic crisis, arts funding is an absolute necessity at the federal, state, and local levels.
Camille Paglia
I like arts and crafts.
Penny Marshall
A painter, who finds no satisfaction in mere representation, however artistic, in his longing to express his inner life, cannot but envy the ease with which music, the most non-material of the arts today, achieves this end. He naturally seeks to apply the methods of music to his own art.
Wassily Kandinsky
I think we were raised in a nice Texas Jewish family where education was the most important thing, and close behind that was the arts. It was emphasized and expected that we’d play piano.
Lisa Loeb
I’m the youngest of four, and they were all very into sports. I was the first one to express an interest in the arts. I took piano lessons and singing lessons, acting lessons. So it was all new to them, but my parents were great.
Max von Essen
I would be nowhere without martial arts. It’s a passion.
Leo Howard
The duty of rhetoric is to deal with such matters as we deliberate upon without arts or systems to guide us, in the hearing of persons who cannot take in at a glance a complicated argument or follow a long chain of reasoning.
Aristotle
I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school. Three years later I got my first championship in China.
Jet Li
When I was a kid, it was thought I would do something in the visual arts because I was always drawing, but when we emigrated to Australia from Holland when I was seven, I learnt the English language, and I fell in love with it.
Michel Faber
Girls like Diana Spencer, armed with nothing more than a guinea-pig-rearing certificate, proud to say in that old Sloane way that she was ‘as thick as two short planks,’ became the exception as girls from Benenden and Downe House started to fast-track towards the City and law, consultancy, media and the arts.
Peter York
I’ve long wanted to introduce children to the wonder of the arts.
Julie Andrews
I went to School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, and we had a bunch of singing classes. My first job in New York was an Off-Broadway musical.
Anna Camp
The UFC is martial arts and it’s all about technique.
B. J. Penn
Frequent worshippers are also significantly more active citizens. They are more likely to belong to community organizations, especially those concerned with young people, health, arts and leisure, neighborhood and civic groups and professional associations.
Jonathan Sacks
The establishment in Britain is certainly against the arts and against education. If something doesn’t make a profit, it’s invalid, and art doesn’t make a profit in that sense.
Peter Maxwell Davies
My fiction has been influenced by the visual arts, though not in obvious ways, it seems to me. I don’t offer tremendous amounts of visual information in my work.
Jonathan Lethem
I was a pretty fit and physical kid, and my first interest was in martial arts and kung fu with all the Bruce Lee movies.
Dorian Yates
Communication is very important. And the arts do that, whether it’s film or theater.
Anne Archer
The present government is very insistent that business sponsorship should replace government sponsorship of the arts. Business sponsorship won’t happen unless you make tax concessions, which they won’t.
Peter Maxwell Davies
I love comedy. That’s what got me into the arts. I don’t even know how to categorize myself anymore.
Steve Martin
I don’t mind doing action or kung fu, but I’m also really happy to do something dramatic. I’d like to show that a Chinese girl doesn’t have to do crazy martial arts to get the part.
Zhu Zhu
It never dawned on me that I had the option of becoming a comedian. I come from a little dirt street town in northwest Texas, and they really don’t talk about the arts there much on career day.
Ron White
I had cooked a lot in restaurants, in Rocky Point and on golf courses on Long Island, and my mother said, ‘Be a chef,’ and my dad said, ‘Be a lawyer.’ But instead, I auditioned for N.Y.U.’s Tisch School of the Arts.
D. B. Sweeney
After quitting my job with Sea Rock, I became a Mukta Arts flunky.
Ronit Roy
Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic example of that person in the arts with lots of brains and drive but little taste or talent.
Gloria Swanson
The more you participate in our common endeavors, the more successful your work in the factory, mine, wharf or village, in an economic institute or in the arts, in commerce or administration, the sooner we will be where we all want to be.
Walter Ulbricht
Grant that the true organ with which the beautiful is apprehended is the imagination, and it follows that all arts are likely to affect the feelings indirectly.
Eduard Hanslick
The ancients considered mechanics in a twofold respect: as rational, which proceeds accurately by demonstration, and practical. To practical mechanics all the manual arts belong, from which mechanics took its name.
Isaac Newton
I think it’s a shame when the arts have to suffer because of corporate greed. People will always strive to make film, and the only important thing is that we keep trying to make ourselves heard and keep making our films, no matter what the climate is.
Paddy Considine
The truth is that throughout my careers in both chess and the martial arts, I often knew that my rivals were more naturally gifted than me – either with their mental machines or their bodies. But I have believed in my training, my approach to learning, and my ability to rise to the challenge under pressure.
Joshua Waitzkin
More and more, I think about the role of the arts, and as an artist, I think that it’s important that I share the love and peace.
Yayoi Kusama
I believe strongly in the power of arts education to engage and empower young people.
Heather Watts
Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries – the arts and humanities.
Lisa Randall
The BBC does a sterling job, but I’d like to see it do more. ITV does four arts programmes a year; it used to be 28. At least Sky, with its two arts channels, is trying.
Melvyn Bragg
That’s the very definition of freedom: to be allowed to develop our own creative potential to the fullest. But it doesn’t have to be in the arts, obviously. In my case, I gravitated toward the arts.
Martin Donovan
That was the miracle of Abraham Lincoln, politician. He pursued the high purpose of moving justice forward via the low arts of patronage and patronization. Indeed, in a democracy, it is usually the only way great deeds are done.
Joe Klein
I wouldn’t be where I am today without the amazing public arts education that I had.
Matthew Morrison
The arts are weapons of understanding and weapons of happiness.
Richard Eyre
When ‘The Awakening’ was published it was considered so scandalous it was banned in the author’s home-town library, and she herself was barred from the Fine Arts Club in the same city. What the novel has to offer, among other things, is honesty.
Jane Smiley
I was always interested in the arts as a child – drawing, painting, and piano – but acting became a favourite. I was a major theatre geek in high school – if I wasn’t in the drama room at lunch rehearsing, I’d be in the art room finishing up some type of project.
Laura Mennell
The truth of the matter is that the people who succeed in the arts most often are the people who get up again after getting knocked down. Persistence is critical.
Scott Turow
I am an Asian designer. I was born in Taiwan. That is who I am. But I am a designer, like any designer of any race. Growing up in the ’80s in Taiwan, the arts were not considered a career.
Jason Wu
With Kickstarter, people are patrons of the arts. With Mosaic, people can be clean-energy investors like Warren Buffett.
Billy Parish
I’ve been learning martial arts since I was 8 years old.
Jet Li
When learning boxing and martial arts, there wasn’t any fakery in my training. When teaching you the basics of fighting, even though it’s faked for the camera, they teach you to do it for real.
Tom Payne
This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts has been like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.
Norm Dicks
I do a lot of mixed martial arts – it’s like unlimited fighting. I do Brazilian jujutsu, beach volleyball. I don’t like my routine to get stale, so I also lift kettle bells and push cars.
Victor Webster
I love all of the arts. I love motion pictures. I love stage. I love theater.
Ray Bradbury
When I went to the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne to study drama, I felt I’d finally found my place in life.
Elizabeth Debicki
School work and intellectual interests such as music and the arts were not especially important to me while I was growing up, although mathematics, my favorite subject, was fun. Baseball was my first passion: I played sand lot and Little League and rooted for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Robert C. Merton
In Europe, people in the arts are considered part of the intelligentsia; they are considered part of the elite.
Ron Silver
I try to update my arsenal constantly. Learning different martial arts since childhood. To understand what’s out there. To really be in tune.
Donnie Yen
Culture cannot be separated from politics. The arts, philosophy and metaphysics, religion and the sciences, constitute culture. Politics are the science or art of organizing our relationships to allow for the development of life in society.
Eugene Ionesco
Well I went to New Orleans to cover the jazz festival for Trio, it’s this new arts channel, it’s really great.
Amy Sedaris
Instead of books, art, theatre, and music being consigned to specialized niches, we might have a criticism that better reflects the eclecticism of our time, a criticism that takes in various arts all at once.
Lee Siegel
Over the centuries, Chinese bureaucrats perfected the dark arts of emptiness to such an extent that when they deliver speeches these days, they often recite verbatim speeches that they have previously delivered, with the sparest of adjustments.
Evan Osnos
I’ve been chastised for going into mixed martial arts and backing out. But the reason I backed out was the terms – they wanted me ready to fight in four weeks, but you’ve got to be out of your mind. So I decided to go back to my roots, back to wrestling.
Kurt Angle
I was painfully shy, so my aunt suggested to my mum that me and my brother go to Stage 84, a performing arts school in Yorkshire. I’ve probably romanticised it in my head, but I seem to remember that in the space of an hour’s drama workshop, I was transformed. I went in really shy, and I came out full of confidence.
Christian Cooke
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
Edward Gibbon
The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure – if you don’t like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don’t like it, you don’t understand and you ought to find out.
Ethel Barrymore
You know, martial arts is all about respect and discipline and it’s always been about that. But again, people are starting to forget that, people are missing that, and this is where I believe I can help and it’s good for our sport.
Alexander Volkanovski
I studied martial arts before I studied dance.
Robert Battle
With my ministry of light, part of what I do is work on the California Alliance For Arts Education.
Sally Kirkland
With the Ford Foundation grant all of a sudden instead of being an artist that had made a couple of short films, I became a filmmaker who dabbled in the arts.
Bruce Conner
I have a particular interest in corporations that give themselves a cultural aura and are in other areas suspect. Philip Morris presents itself in New York as the lover of culture while it turns out that if you look behind the scenes, it is also a prime funder of Jesse Helms, someone who is very hostile to the arts.
Hans Haacke
No matter what your political persuasion, you can find a guide that makes it quick, easy and painless to exercise your right to vote. Wanna know what a certain proposition put forth by a cadre of undisclosed billionaires which cuts funding for public education, arts and infrastructure means? Use the voting guide!
Steven Weber
‘The New Yorker’s’ drama critics have always had a comparable authority because, for the most part, the magazine made it a practice to employ critics who moonlighted in the arts. They worked both sides of the street, so to speak.
John Lahr
I went to really good New York City public schools that had arts programs. So in junior high, I got into the drama department. From there, I went to a performing arts high school in New York City called Laguardia and I just kind of fell into the professional side by happenstance.
Merritt Wever
My love for sports will never die. I love martial arts and I want to promote it in whichever way I can. I am a fighter first, then an actor.
Akshay Kumar
It wasn’t until I went to Korea out of high school and got exposed to the martial arts for the first time and was just completely enamored with the physical ability of the martial arts and making my black belt.
Chuck Norris
I thought I was gonna be an attorney, so I went to Dartmouth and I was a government major and I minored in environmental policy, and I didn’t do anything academically around the arts.
Aisha Tyler
To realize life in the abstract as noble or beautiful or humane, to set it forth so with radiance upon it, that is civilization in the arts. Shakespeare is the chief modern example of this supreme faculty of mankind.
George Edward Woodberry
Girls are breaking barriers and boundaries every day in everything from sports and science to business and the creative arts.
Hilary Knight
In traditional Asian arts, the word and the picture always sit next to each other. I have an aunt, a Chinese brush painter, who told me that when you do a Chinese brush painting, you have to pair the image up with some poetry.
Gene Luen Yang
Even before Europe was united in an economic level or was conceived at the level of economic interests and trade, it was culture that united all the countries of Europe. The arts, literature, music are the connecting link of Europe.
Dario Fo
What liberals mean by ‘goose-stepping’ or ‘ethnic cleansing’ is generally something along the lines of ‘eliminating taxpayer funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.’ But they can’t say that, or people would realize they’re crazy.
Ann Coulter
I was thrown out of different schools because I was practicing my arts – magic, juggling, and the high wire.
Philippe Petit
The arts can play a vital role in revitalizing neighborhoods, using and improving vacant space, bringing new jobs and new sense of opportunity, and improving public safety by generating more foot traffic and more eyes on the street.
Gavin Newsom
I was raised doing martial arts.
Victor Webster
That’s what’s great about the arts. Everything inspires you, and you get a chance to grow from watching other people and how they do their work.
Jamie Foxx
I was a liberal arts junkie and I figured, well, I’ll go work for somebody somewhere. All I knew was that I was going to have to come home and figure it out.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
I have long argued for the arts to have the recognition and funding they need, not only because they brighten our lives, but also because they make a tangible contribution to our national economy.
Luciana Berger
Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.
Mason Cooley
I think my masks reference artists who reference primitivism. They’re not directly connected to tribal arts. I think they look more like third-grade art projects.
Mark Grotjahn
I don’t have good business sense. You never get much money for the arts. But I like independence. I like to grow.
Cyndi Lauper
But my middle daughter, Kate, is very involved in martial arts, and I was just at one of her competitions.
Meredith Baxter
I think the inception of my interest in arts was when I was around 9 or 10 and I started dancing. I was really convinced that I was going to go to New York and be onstage in ‘A Chorus Line.’
Robin Wright
I’m going to change the way martial arts is viewed. I’m going to change the game. I’m going to change the way people approach fighting.
Conor McGregor
I see martial arts as moving forms of meditation. When you’re sparring or drilling techniques, you can’t think of anything else.
Joe Rogan
I discovered martial arts, first judo and then karate, and I became quite good at it, because I had something to prove. And more than anything, I needed to feel safe.
Dolph Lundgren
In the broad spectrum of the arts, two worlds rarely overlap – the literary world and the world of rock music.
William Boyd
Martial arts was founded on the spirit that it’s not only a sport, but a way of life.
B. J. Penn
For a true artist, life is a real academy. I am always both a student and a teacher. I have been teaching art to children since the age of eight. Now I am a co-founder of Akiane Arts School at Foreli Academy, where we are now enrolling students.
Akiane Kramarik
The arts generally have had to recognize Modernism – how should poetry escape?
John Crowe Ransom
The Saving Our Cinderellas program is a facet of Saving Our Daughters which is more specifically geared towards using music, theatre, film and television as a means to help build self-esteem in our girls by developing programs that allow them to discover, explore and express their individuality using the arts.
Grace Gealey
I went to a theater arts school, so I’m interested in many different projects, whether it be film, television or even live theater. I’m a performer. That’s what I do. That’s what I want to do.
Derek Hough
After I finished ‘The Darkest Minds’ series, I knew I wanted to take a risk and work on something completely different – lighter in tone, with a little bit more romance, and a completely different set of characters – that would also, um, finally justify my liberal arts degree.
Alexandra Bracken
I graduated from college with a 3.92 GPA with a degree in computer programming and a BFA in fine arts and animation. My first job was painting a mural in the Grimaldi’s in Queens.
JWoww
I spent three years at RMIT doing a bachelor of arts and media studies. It was a hugely formative experience. As someone who had a private Catholic school upbringing, the world suddenly became a much bigger and better place for me.
Sonya Hartnett
I had a bit of a martial arts background from when I was a teenager: I did a bit of karate.
Joel Edgerton
One of the things I want to do that’s outside the realm of acting and the arts – although both have their place in this – is ending childhood hunger here in America.
Jeff Bridges
It’s a false proposition that we have to take the arts away to fund something else.
Damian Woetzel
As a kid, I was always a tomboy, playing sport and doing martial arts. And I’m pretty opinionated – I’ve never been told that I’m a weak person.
Caity Lotz
As a kid, I was heavily into martial arts and wanted to be the next Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Chris Daughtry
Broadcasting is plastic; while it can ape the press, it can also emulate the arts.
Louis MacNeice
I wasn’t the brightest kid in school. I was a backbencher troubling the frontbencher, and eventually I failed in my 10th grade. But then in higher secondary, there were only three people who got first division in arts, and I was one of them. So this tells you, where you put your mind and heart into, that’s where you go.
Shiv Khera
I adored my mother, and I will always have extraordinary memories about her and remember her, and she opened the doors for me to appreciate arts.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
I think I might write a book. I like writing. People have asked me if I would get into politics, but I think I feel a lot more effective being a representative of truth through the arts.
Serj Tankian
I love Tony Jaa. He’s one of the best and most capable martial arts stuntmen in the world.
Jason Statham
I became an actor by doing school plays and youth theaters, and then National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. And then I did study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. For me that was a good way to enter the field, to work in the theater.
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Many excellent cooks are spoilt by going into the arts.
Paul Gauguin
I wasn’t really driven to be an actor or anything, but in college I decided to study acting, much to my parents’ disappointment. I attended Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers where Bill Esper was, and that is where I really got hooked on the art of acting, and, almost, the chemistry of acting.
Roger Bart
I do practice martial arts, more as a recreational thing, but a lot of my friends have been heavyweight champions the in mixed martial arts world.
Vin Diesel
I’m a huge lover of ‘Seven Samurai’ and anything Kurosawa ever did. The comedic work out of Japan in terms of martial arts movies, some of them are hilarious.
Ann Nocenti
The value of an arts education is widely accepted, especially in California.
Gavin Newsom
Movies are visual, aural, they involve people, and life, and ideas and art, they are so elastic. They can hold anything, withstand everything, and make you feel anything. Other arts can do that, but movies are the only ones that can incorporate other media into cinema.
Wesley Morris
When I was 10, my parents really valued success in the arts, and I thought if I was a famous ‘something artistic,’ that they would love me more.
Sia
I went to a Canadian college for performing arts and then I auditioned for Canadian Idol. That honestly was my golden ticket.
Carly Rae Jepsen
Governments have always been wary of the arts because they’re wayward and ambiguous and because they deal with feelings rather than facts.
Richard Eyre
Rather than go to the gym, I would prefer to do martial arts because the time goes by quicker.
Milla Jovovich
Remember, the early ’60s in London was something – which must have been like Berlin in the ’30s when the arts flourished. You didn’t have the differences in class, and so on.
Ken Adam
I’d love to do more theatre and acting. I attended a performing arts high school in London, and it would be great to be able to put all of that training to use again.
Derek Hough
While other industries have suffered, the nonprofit arts world continues to build in strength while it encourages the growth of innumerable small businesses on its periphery, thereby creating more jobs.
Louise Slaughter
So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die.
William Morris
Less money for public media means less access to the arts.
Nellie McKay
New York is a great place to be fed in the arts. The arts in general are a large part of my life. The city was my postgraduate course.
Kathleen Battle
I went to the High School for Performing Arts, and to Howard University on a talent scholarship.
Anthony Anderson
Paris is certainly one of the most boastful of cities, and you could argue that it has had a lot to boast about: at various times the European centre of power, of civilisation, of the arts, and (self-advertisingly, at least) of love.
Julian Barnes
I am not saying that the Renaissance in any way was a feminist movement – hardly. But the arts flourished, and in more social settings as opposed to being confined to the church.
Kathryn Lasky
My training in martial arts was kind of a crash course in how to look like a black belt. I know the moves of a black belt – my kicks, and my stretches, and my punches and all that.
William Zabka
It’s the same with visual arts, you have some really cool, wonderful striking images that make you think and then again you have wonderful striking images that just take you away from the existing world for a second. And I like the latter a bit more.
Ville Valo
As an arts journalist in London, working mainly for the BBC, I interviewed hundreds if not thousands of authors. From them I gleaned a great deal of passing instruction in writing and I observed one fascinating detail: no two writers approach their work – physically – in the same way.
Frank Delaney
I was once fired as opening act for Seals and Crofts because I got loaded and introduced them as Arts and Crafts.
George Miller
In another life, before taking the veil of journalistic purity, I practiced the black arts of a political operative, including ‘debate prep.’
Jeff Greenfield
When I left politics in the early Eighties and started writing and recording, my idea was that I could have an influence further down into other generations. That Natives could come into the culture through arts and music.
John Trudell
What is true of ballet is no less true of the other lively arts. Change is built into their natures. You watch a performance, and then… it’s gone.
Terry Teachout
2017 is going to be the biggest year for martial arts in the history of the Earth.
B. J. Penn
You know, I went to Oberlin. At that time, grades were – you elected to have them or not. It was all of that era where grades were out the window. But I did very well in school. I didn’t really study the arts; I practiced the arts.
Julie Taymor
Exposure to the arts and culture is enormously valuable.
Kevin Spacey
The Frankfurt Museum of Decorative Arts is a handsome building, which takes its cues from the riverside Biedermeier villa next to it, and it is well-integrated into an overall scheme for a group of small museums.
Martin Filler
Best fight ever in a movie: ‘They Live.’ I want to do a martial arts version of that, where you think it’s ended, and it just keeps on going. I love that fight. It was funny as well. Unexpected.
Scott Adkins
‘The Week’ is my favourite magazine. Everyone from presidents to CEOs of companies love it, politicians, people in the massive charity business in America, in the arts and even more especially in the media.
Felix Dennis
In 1968 the Arts Council managed to get a grant from the treasury to buy up a lot of derelict touring theatres and put them back in the hands of the local authorities.
Timothy West
Icon. What is an icon? When someone is iconic it means they have established a certain kind of legacy possibly, and I think it does come with time. It’s something in the arts, I feel. Maybe not, maybe it doesn’t have to be in the arts exactly. I’m not really sure. But I don’t think you are born an icon.
Diana Ross
Because I live and work in Washington, D.C., I have a ringside seat at the world capital of The Persuasive Arts, or, as I like to call it, The Opinions Racket.
Gene Weingarten
Bolton School has a great tradition in the liberal arts.
Ian Mckellen
I’m always involved with training and the martial arts. It’s not like I go to a desk job somewhere and then throw on the gloves.
Matt Serra
My parents wanted to light my artistic candle. But over time, the definition of ‘the arts’ began to stretch. And as I got older, they suddenly realized, Oh, my God, we’re the parents of Iggy Pop.
Iggy Pop
I have a doctorate in fine arts from Knox College in Illinois. All I did was give a speech, and now everybody has to call me Dr. Colbert.
Stephen Colbert
Against the dark background of this contemporary civilization of well-being, even the arts tend to mingle, to lose their identity.
Eugenio Montale
Acting is a tough industry. There are a lot of kids out there at drama schools and not a lot of money about, especially as the arts are being cut.
Phil Daniels
Children in urban communities suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome in higher proportions than veterans, and they need therapeutic outlets, which arts and drama has proven to provide.
Aja Brown
Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.
Aleister Crowley
We believed that there’s no such thing as good art or bad art. Art is art. If it’s bad, it’s something else. It was a much, much harder line in the ’50s and ’60s than it is now, because the idea of art education didn’t exist – they didn’t have a fine arts program when I was a kid.
Billy Al Bengston
Everyone wants instant everything, and they want instant success, but I always think you should treat things in the arts like a garden, and let them grow.
Penelope Keith
The unhappy irony is that, while ‘Glee’ is hitting the heights, school arts funding is being slashed across the country due to the steep recession and declining tax revenues.
James Wolcott
Boxing, mixed martial arts and tennis are the hardest sports to train for.
Andy Murray
Luck is a component that a lot of people in the arts sometimes fail to recognise: that you can have talent, perseverance, patience, but without luck you will not have a successful career.
Bryan Cranston
Certainly being in California has encouraged a sustained commitment to rethinking the nature, purposes, and relevance of the contemporary arts, specifically music, for a society which by and large seems to manage quite well without them.
Brian Ferneyhough
Until quite recently dance in America was the ragged Cinderella of the arts.
Shana Alexander