Since my teen years I was interested in martial arts.
What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind.
Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.
When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.
Well, it was one of my most gratifying experiences because I could devote my knowledge and my talent for the good for the City of Washington, and all the Federal projects where the Fine Arts Commission had jurisdiction, and it was a tremendous experience.
I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information.
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.
The arts have only ever interested a small minority of people, which acted as a kind of nursery to support artists.
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.
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.
I was an artistic dilettante for a while, in photography and collage and the visual arts.
Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
Lillian Gish thought that there should be a cabinet position for the arts and I think she was right. I think she was right.
I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.
There is also a strong following among the urbanites on the East Coast when it comes to martial arts films.
When you have a background in combat sports, people think you're this martial arts expert, but really I'm just a guy who is able to do certain things without making a mess of himself.
Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.
I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts.
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.