LeAnne Martin
Beauty and the Beholder

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Few Quotations about Art

As you probably know, I love quotations, and I post them often on this blog and my Christians in the Arts blog. Today I'm thinking about beauty in art and wanted to share these thoughts with you:

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
--Andre Gide

We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts.
--Madeleine L'Engle

All writing is a form of prayer.
--John Keats

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
--W.H. Auden

I write with intensity, discipline and constancy, because this is the work that calls me, the vocation of my heart.
--bell hooks

Personal essayists converse with the reader because they're already having dialogues and disputes with themselves.
--Phillip Lopate

Never lose a holy curiosity.
--Albert Einstein


Crystal Laine said...

I am now collecting quotes on a file on my computer. You always have the best ones that I want to save!

LeAnne Benfield Martin said...

Thanks! I have them in about a dozen different files. I need to organize them better.

Thanks for reading.

Wenshan said...

Hi Anne,
I really love the quote from John Keats but I couldn't find it's source. Do you by any chance happen to know where is it derived from? Thanks.

LeAnne Benfield Martin said...

Hi there. That's a good question. I did a quick search and couldn't find it. I will look for the book I found it in originally and let you know.

Thanks for reading!


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