Art & Music Quotes

Beautiful quotes about art and music, without which dance cannot exist.

Music is the universal language of mankind.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Agnes de Mille

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Edgar Degas

Dance is music made visible.
George Balanchine

Musicality is when the dancers’ movements appear to create the music – and not the other way around.
Kristy Nilsson

The mother of the dance is the melody because she gives you everything, tells you everything you need to know, like a mother.  The father of the dance is the rhythm and he is the strong one, the leader, the authority, as a father should be!
Tayyar Akdeniz

Great artists are people who find ways to be themselves in their art.  Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
Margot Fonteyn

Where there is no heart, there is no art.
Anna Pavlova

The real self of an artiste lies in art, so when an artiste performs, all the pain, trauma and tension get released through art, be it dancing, painting, singing, writing or even martial arts.
Mrinalini Sarabhai

A child sings before it speaks, dances almost before it walks. Music is in our hearts from the beginning.
Pamela Brown

No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it’s just that others are behind the times.
Martha Graham

Great art is never perfect; perfect art is never great.
Edward Abbey

I’m not one who divides music, dance or art into various categories.  Either something works, or it doesn’t.
Twyla Tharp

A fine work of art – music, dance, painting, story – has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place.
Robert McKee

It is the mission of all art to express the highest and most beautiful ideals of man.
Isadora Duncan

In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams

The artistic path is a fearless occupation.
Alonzo King

To be creative means to be in love with life.  You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
Mikhail Baryshnikov

Strong and convincing art has never arisen from theories.
Mary Wigman

Without music, life would be a mistake...
Friedrich Nietzsche