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With an apple I will astonish Paris.

Paul Cezanne

If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week.

Charles Darwin

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.


Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

Samuel Butler

Acting is the ability to keep an audience from coughing.

Jean-Louis Barrault

to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric

Theodor Adorno

Suffering has as much right to be expressed as a martyr has to cry out. So it may have been false to say that writing poetry after Auschwitz is impossible.

Theodor Adorno

Mozart is a human incarnation of the divine force of creation.

Johann von Goethe

Architecture is inhabited sculpture.

Constantin Brancusi

Art disease is caused by a hardening of the categories.

Adina Reinhardt

Art is a delayed echo.

George Santayana

Art is lies that tell the truth.


Art is not an end in itself, but a means of addressing humanity.

Modest Mussorgsky

Art is the expression of an enormous preference.

Wyndham Lewis

Music is a mediator between spiritual and sensual life.

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Music is the shorthand of emotion.

Leo Tolstoy

Beauty is that which excites the soul.

Gage Taylor

Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.


Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.

John Ciardi

In the art world, creativity involves aesthetic sensibility, emotional resonance and a gift for expression.

Edward DeBono
We have art, in order not to die of the truth.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Art is an attitude toward life. If you aim your work and your life high, keep your scene harmonious, then you're an artist and your life is art.

Gage Taylor
All art is a revolt against man's fate.

Andre Malraux
Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.

G.K. Chesterton
In his work, the artist should be like God in creation: invisible & all-powerful. He should be felt everywhere and seen nowhere.

Gustave Flaubert
All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.

Thomas Browne
Art, after all, only begins at that point where we part with the habitual.

Anatoly Vasilye

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