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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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Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

Al Capp 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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I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.

Carrie Fisher Quotes

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That is what the title of artist means: one who perceives more than his fellows, and who records more than he has seen.

Edward Gordon Craig Quotes

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Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Paul Gauguin Quotes

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Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie.

John LeCarre Quotes

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I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes.

Bette Midler Quotes

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The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.

Novalis Quotes

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I invent nothing, I rediscover.

Auguste Rodin Quotes

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For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.

Georges Rouault Quotes

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