Quotes About Art And War

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Quotes About Art And War

Its only when movement becomes the most natural state in our lives that we can finally begin to enjoy the motion. And its only when standing still becomes impossible that we can finally embrace the kinds of changes that are inevitable in our lives. We were not designed to stand still. If we were, wed have at least three legs. We were designed to move. Our bodies are bodies that have walked across vast continents. Our bodies are bodies that have carried objects of art and war over great distances. We are no less mobile than our ancestors. We are athletes. We are warriors. We are human.
— John Bingham —

The Sun Tzu School (which wrote the Art of War) surely never imagined that their antiwar, pro-empire treatise would become known and accepted after the fall of the first empire as a text on military tactics. Likewise, they would have been surprised to see the Ping-fa military metaphor-an inspired teaching device-come to be seen as the message and not the medium.

— David G. Jones

In a similar way, The Art of War pinpoints anger and greed as fundamental causes of defeat.

— Sun Tzu

The art of Europe is drowned in the centuries in the war-scarred face of a motherland..

— John Geddes

Instead of the international police action we had hoped for during the war in Kosovo, there are wars again - conducted with state-of-the-art technology, but still in the old style.

— Jurgen Habermas

War is the highest form of modern art.

— Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

In the late 60's I was enrolled at Occidental College majoring in philosophy and taking several studio art classes, but I dropped out. It was a very confusing time with the war in Vietnam and the social changes sweeping the nation.

— Stephen Beal

In war there is but one favorable moment; the great art is to seize it!

— Napoleon Bonaparte

If newspapers were written by people whose sole object in writing was to tell the truth about politics and the truth about art we should not believe in war, and we should believe in art.

— Virginia Woolf

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