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Patrick Duffy

Dancers are a work of art – they are the canvas on which their work is painted.

Siobhan Davies

One of our problems is our sense of discipline – dancers have an extraordinary sense of self-discipline.

Havelock Ellis

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.
Agnes de Mille

The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.

Twyla Tharp

Modern dancers should be doing things no one else is doing, and it should come from the gut..

Martha Graham

Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.

Alvin Alley

Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.




Walt Disney

If you can dream it, you can do it.

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.

George Lucas

You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.

Digital technology allows us a much larger scope to tell stories that were pretty much the grounds of the literary media.

Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.

A special effect is a tool, a means of telling a story. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.

Steven Spielberg

You shouldn’t dream your film, you should make it!

Well, luckily with animation, fantasy is your friend.

People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.

I dream for a living.

I think that a movie can only be an adjunct or only a supplement to books, to different points of view, to scholars, historians and your own teachers.

Wesley Morris

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.



John Lasseter

Computers don’t create computer animation any more than a pencil creates pencil animation. What creates computer animation is the artist.

The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.

In computer animation, every detail has to be thought out, designed, modeled, shaded, placed and lit. The more you add, the more computer memory you need.

Every young person gets so excited about new software packages and new technology.

Pixar films are not realistic. They are believable for the worlds we are creating.

At Pixar, after every movie we have postmortum meetings where we discuss what worked and what didn’t work.

Every technology that comes into filmmaking is first a gimmick. Think about sound with ‘The Jazz Singer’ or the first colour or surround sound – it takes a while for filmmakers to understand how to use it.

I believe in research you cannot do enough research; believability comes out of what’s real.

When I look at the success I have, it’s because of my creative-thinking skills.

Never in the history of cinema has a medium entertained an audience. It’s what you do with the medium.

My mother was a high school arts teacher, so I was always surrounded by the arts

Amy Jo Martin

Social media is the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice and a platform to anyone willing to engage.





Yo-Yo Ma

As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody’s individual music, has its own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.

I think one of the great things about being a musician is that you never stop learning.

With every year of playing, you want to relax one more muscle. Why? Because the more tense you are, the less you can hear.

Paul McCartney

I saw that Meryl Streep said, I just want to do my job well. And really, that’s all I’m ever trying to do.

Carlos Santana

Some songs are just like tattoos for your brain… you hear them and they’re affixed to you.

George Lucas

The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.

Ice Cube

For me rappers and dancers are poets and artists and often times the most interesting performances are given by them.

Herbert Spencer

Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts – as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit.

Claude Debussy and Zen Proverb

Music is the silence between the notes.

“Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”


Victory Hugo

“Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent”



Charlie Chaplin

We think too much and feel too little.

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.


Sid Caesar

Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.

If you listen to a language for 15 minutes, you know the rhythm and song.

Every language has its own music.


Meryl Streep

My job is usually to express emotion as freely as possible.


Andy Goldsworthy

The difference between a theatre with and without an audience is enormous. There is a palpable, critical energy created by the presence of the audience.

Michael Caine

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.


Dick Van Dyke

I’ve always been a bit of an orphan, because actors say, ‘Well, he’s more of a dancer.’ And dancers say, ‘No. He’s really a singer.’ And singers say, ‘No. He’s an actor.’


Lee Strasberg

The actor creates with his own flesh and blood all those things which all the arts try in some way to describe.





Pablo Picasso

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.


Andy Goldsworthy

My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made.


Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.

Leonardo da Vinci

Learning never exhausts the mind.

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.


Georgia O’Keeffe

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.

To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.

Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint.

One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.

Tomie dePaola

A picture book is a small door to the enormous world of the visual arts, and they’re often the first art a young person sees.


Jackson Pollock

Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.

The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.


John Singer Sargent

You can’t do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.


Edward Hopper

No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.


Ansel Adams

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!






Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.

Alfred deVigny

Of what use were the arts if they were only the reproduction and the imitation of life?

Jacques-Louis David

In the arts the way in which an idea is rendered, and the manner in which it is expressed, is much more important than the idea itself.

Ernest Dimnet

Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.

Penelope Keith

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.

Henry David Thoreau

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.


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.

  1. L. Mencken

Nine times out of ten, in the arts as in life, there is actually no truth to be discovered; there is only error to be exposed.

Thomas Wolfe

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.



Caroline Kennedy

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.

Wynton Marsalis

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.

Hal Sparks

People think that the arts are optional and they aren’t. They teach a level of emotional depth that’s equally important to mathematic skill. You can replace some math skills with a calculator if you know how to operate the thing, but there’s no calculator for human interaction.

John Lasseter

Art challenges technology, but technology inspires the art.