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An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.

Paul Valery Quotes

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I'm a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy.

Oscar Levant Quotes

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You know... that a blank wall is an apalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum - a canvas - a piece of film - or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then, you start out to do something - that vague thing called creation. The beginning strikes awe within you.

Edward Steichen Quotes

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Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.

Edward Steichen Quotes

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Anyone who contributes to the defense fund of pornographers is a mental moonbeam.

Mike Royko Quotes

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From the shore.. one looks upward to the sanddune grass.. 10,000 green brushes attempting where they laid to paint the blue sky jade.

Saiom Shriver Quotes

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Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses? Girls are so much prettier.

Marie Laurencin Quotes

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Rice Krispies happens to be one of my favorite junk foods, just as I regard Michener as superior among junk writers.

Christopher Lehmann-haupt Quotes

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The fact that writers will go through so much to remain writers says something, perhaps everything. It would be far easier (and nearly always more profitable) to become a real estate agent.

Maria Lenhart Quotes

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Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you'll find the real tinsel underneath.

Oscar Levant Quotes

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Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout.

Melvin Maddocks Quotes

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All autobiography is self-indulgent.

Daphne Du Maurier Quotes

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The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist.

Henry Mille Quotes

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The choirs left the main tune and soared two octaves past heaven in a descant to rattle the bones and surge the heart.

Henry Mitchell Quotes

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A great artist is always before his time or behind it.

George Moore Quotes

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I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum.

Claes Oldenburg Quotes

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Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature.

Marcel Proust Quotes

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Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art.

Wynetka Ann Reynolds Quotes

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I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.

Auguste Rodin Quotes

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What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens Quotes

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To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.

Robert Schumann Quotes

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Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.

Edward Steichen Quotes

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The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.

Paul Strand Quotes

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I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.

Barbra Streisand Quotes

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Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Twyla Tharp Quotes

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