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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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Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.

Lionel Trilling Quotes

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The buttocks are the most aesthetically pleasing part of the body because they are non-functional. Although they conceal an essential orifice, these pointless globes are as near as the human form can ever come to abstract art.

Kenneth Tynan Quotes

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For half a century photography has been the "art form" of the untalented. Obviously some pictures are more satisfactory than others, but where is credit due? to the designer of the camera? To the finger on the button? tso the law of averages?

Gore Vidal Quotes

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Thurber did not write the way a surgeon operates, he wrote the way a child skips rope, the way a mouse waltzes.

E. B. White Quotes

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Portraits are supposed to "look within," but in my opinion very few people have an interior significantly different from the outside portrait.

Jon Witcomb Quotes

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Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.

William Wordsworth Quotes

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The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.

Eugene Delacroix Quotes

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The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.

Ellen Key Quotes

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Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.

Marshall McLuhan Quotes

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You've gotta be original, because if you're like someone else, what do they need you for?

Bernadette Peters Quotes

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The artist should be a seeing-eye dog for a myopic civilization.

Jacob Getlar Smith Quotes

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Art is an experience, not the formulation of a problem.

Lindsay Anderson Quotes

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Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, acknowledges art as a means of knowing the world, then art is relegated to a kind of rumpus room of the mind and the irresponsibility of the artist and the irrelevance of art to actual living becomes part and parcel of the practice of art.

Angela Carter Quotes

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Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.

Jean Dubuffet Quotes

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Each of the arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.

Eliza Farnham Quotes

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In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.

Ernst Fischer Quotes

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