„At its most basic, Mr. Astaire's technique has three elements - tap, ballet and ballroom dancing. The ballet training, by his account, was brief but came at a crucial, early age. He has sometimes been classed as a tap dancer, but he was never the hoofer he has jokingly called himself. Much of the choreographic outline of his dancing with his ladies—be it Miss Rogers or Miss Hayworth—is ballroom. But of course, no ballroom dancer could dance like this.“
— Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987
Dance critic Anna Kisselgoff, in Shepard, Richard F. "Fred Astaire, The Ultimate Dancer, Dies," The New York Times, 23 June 1987.
„For me, being a 'lady painter' was never an issue. I don't resent being a female painter. I don't exploit it. I paint.“
— Helen Frankenthaler American artist 1928 - 2011
1970s - 1980s, Quote by John Gruen, in 'The Party's Over Now: Reminiscences of the fifties — New York's artists, writers, musicians, and their friends'; Viking Press, 1972 - ISBN 0-916366-54-5; as cited by by Grace Glueck, in 'New York Times', 2011
„The thought of becoming a painter never as much as occurred to me. I would have laughed out loud if someone had suggested that I choose painting as a career. To be a painter is not a business, no more than to be an artist, lover, racer, dreamer, or prizefighter. It is a gift of Nature, a gift..“
— Maurice de Vlaminck French painter 1876 - 1958
Quotes undated, Quote of De Vlaminck; as cited in Vlaminck, Klaus G. Perls, The Hyperion Press, New York 1941, p. 51 To support his family of four, De Vlaminck had to find other means by which to earn a living, and ended up taking several other jobs, including working as a billiards players, a writer, a general worker, and even a cyclist
„What seems most significant to me about our movement is that we have freed painting from the importance of the subject. I am at liberty to paint flowers and call them flowers, without their needing to tell a story.“
— Pierre-Auguste Renoir French painter and sculptor 1841 - 1919
undated quotes, Quoted in: Charles Altieri (1989) Painterly Abstraction in Modernist American Poetry, p. 169: Talking about the movement of Impressionism.
„To me the motif itself is an insignificant factor; what I want to reproduce is what lies between the motif and me... Other painters paint a bridge, a house, a boat... I want to paint the air in which the bridge, the house and the boat are to be found - the beauty of the air around them, and that is nothing less than the impossible.“
— Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926
1890 - 1900, Claude Monet, in an interview, 1895; as quoted in: Paul Hayes Tucker et al. (eds). (1999) Monet in the Twentieth Century. London: Royal Academy of Arts/Boston: Museum of Fine Arts. As cited in: Steven Connor, " About There, or Thereabouts http://www.stevenconnor.com/aboutthere/aboutthere.pdf." talk given at the Catalysis conference on Space and Time, Downing College, Cambridge, 23rd March 2013.
„Blue jean baby, L. A. lady, seamstress for the band.
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man.
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand.
And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Song lyrics, Madman Across the Water (1971), Tiny Dancer
„I made a serial called Nupur in which I danced for one particular shloka of Soundarya Lahari. The show was mostly about dance. It is then that I started learning to chant Soundarya Lahari. …People only know me as an actor and a dancer but recently I thought about doing this album.“
— Hema Malini Indian actress, dancer and politician 1948
MOTHER MAIDEN MISTRESS, On the release of her first singing album “Soundarya Lahairi” Hema Malini goes spiritual with first music album, 2 November 2013, 6 December 2013, The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-miscellaneous/tp-others/hema-malini-goes-spiritual-with-first-music-album/article5307409.ece,
„We never really cared about all the things that other people cared about, you know? Like, people recognizing me on the street never interested me. I've always been kind of suspicious of the world, anyway, so it's pretty easy for me to live in my own little world.“
— Meg White American musician 1974
Jarmusch, Jim (2003). "The White Stripes: getting to know the most interesting band in music today" http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_4_33/ai_100572738/pg_4 FindArticles.com (accessed June 6, 2006)
— Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926
1900 - 1920, his remark, shortly after the death of his second wife Alice in 1911; as quoted in: K.E. Sullivan Monet: Discovering Art, Brockhampton press, London (2004), p. 76
— Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie (1944), Amanda, Scene Six
„Solo dance was complete by one. Now because everybody is bored, feeling bored by one dancer only they are taking 10,20 people.“
— Birju Maharaj Indian dancer 1938
About the trend in Bollywood films which he felt was to keep the interest of the public though group choreography in "Movement in Stills: The Dance and Life of Kumudini Lakhia", page=178
„Paintings are memories. Memories of the painter who painted them. Memories that can be shared as well. Paintings are things to remember things by.“
— James Rosenquist American artist 1933
Quoted in Brian Sherwin, "Art Space Talk: James Rosenquist," http://www.myartspace.com/blog/2008/04/art-space-talk-james-rosenquist.html myartspace.com (2008-04-04)