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Finish a sentence and you'll help artists succeed.

The Quoted Project might just answer one of art's oldest and greatest questions, and help artists succeed along the way.  We're hoping for at least 1436 Quotes, which should be a good start. Know anybody that might be interested?

I provide "Art is" and you come up with the rest.

How would you finish "art is"?

I'd like to see that one sentence, and so would everybody else.

This is your formal and official invitation to be a part of an effort to define art. It's really simple: write a sentence that begins with the two words "art is".

Have fun for only a dollar (US)! I'm sure you've gotten at least that much enjoyment from the Whistle Stop Gallery web site, and thinking about art. Although it's not a donation and not tax-deductible, consider it a small gift to the art world.

How does this help artists? Your dollar helps the Whistle Stop Gallery continue to provide artists the opportunities they deserve through this website.

I, Joseph A. Langley (the Whistle Stop Gallery Proprietor), will pick my favorite Quote. (No, I won't choose my own.) My favorite Quote's author will receive $50 by Paypal from the Whistle Stop Gallery! I'll also be choosing many Quotes I like for a special honor.

By participating you agree to the rules and terms on the Whistle Stop Gallery's web site. You agree that the Whistle Stop Gallery can post your sentence and the name you submit with it on this page and in a list that randomly displays on some of the pages of the Whistle Stop Gallery web site. The Whistle Stop Gallery and Joseph A. Langley have the final say if your sentence is suitable, but we're not very picky – but it does need to be family-friendly. Do you have to say that art is great? No. Just keep it clean and family-friendly – otherwise we'll have to ask you to write a different one. You'll also need to be a legal adult (of the age of majority) to participate.

everybody gets a Quoted badge!

When you participate you also get an image badge, so you can show off your amazing one-liner skills! Badges will be delivered by email.

You can submit your Quote right here!

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The Big List

Yes, I really named it The Big List.

Some of the Quotes you'll read are submissions to the Quoted Project, others are displayed on this site with permission, and still others are in the public domain - meaning I no longer have to ask the person who wrote them. As you read, see if you can tell which are submitted, which are public domain, and which I needed to ask permission to display.

Engage your mental superpowers. Think about art.

a way of life. symphony
a piece of comfort. symphony
a bit of time. symphony
a ray of sun between the raindrops. symphony
a cherry in the middle of a mud pie. symphony
a slice of fun. symphony
a bow in a gift box. symphony
a light bulb. symphony
a flower in a bed of weeds. symphony
anything I want it to be. symphony
when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer. Terri Guillemets
the struggle to understand. Terri Guillemets
not a thing — it is a way. Elbert Hubbard
the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. Oscar Wilde
a kind of illness. Giacomo Puccini
limited only by our own thoughts. Joseph A. Langley
a window to the past, present, and future. Joseph A. Langley
a point of light in the vast emptiness of existence. Joseph A. Langley
a break in the tears. symphony
an Aryclic Seascape. Helena M. Langley
intellectual sarcasm. Joseph A. Langley
a streak of light in the night sky. Joseph A. Langley
a ripple in a birdbath on a rainy day. Joseph A. Langley
the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail. Theodore Dreiser
like politics. Amy Lowell
a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. Pablo Picasso
out of the reach of morals, for her eyes are fixed upon things beautiful and immortal and ever–changing. Oscar Wilde
a day dream. symphony
pie from Jerry’s Cafeteria in Granite City, IL. a. diner
too often collected and not shared. symphony
better than Pokemon. symphony
a hard shell. Softshell T. Aco
no slime. Mush Room
restoring rather than destroying. symphony
all around you. symphony
too often neglected. symphony