Aphorisms Galore!

Art and Literature

44 aphorisms  ·  22 comments

Aphorisms in This Category

<< < 41–44 (44)  ·  Submit an Aphorism  ·  Post a Comment

Comment#  ·   Fair (1047 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Erwin van Moll

Mir Bahadur Ali is, as we have seen, incapable of evading the most vulgar of art's temptations: that of being a genius.

Jorge Luis Borges, "The Approach to Al-Mu'tasim", in Art and Literature

Comment#  ·   Fair (1073 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Erwin van Moll

There is no intellectual exercise which is not ultimately useless.

Jorge Luis Borges, "Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote", in Art and Literature and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (349 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

Voltaire, in Art and Literature and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (327 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.

Frank Zappa, in Art and Literature

<< < 41–44 (44)  ·  Submit an Aphorism  ·  Post a Comment