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Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes

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Colors that blend with the brick and the dark waters of the city's canals - greens, browns and the strong shade of oxblood that is known as Bruges red.

Vicky Elliott Quotes

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Of all lies, art is the least untrue.

Gustave Flaubert Quotes

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A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.

Edmond de Goncourt Quotes

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Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads.

Erica Jong Quotes

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Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

Stella Adler Quotes

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Mine was the role of the oilcan in making the machinery clunk around.

Hugh Casson Quotes

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The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.

Professor Blackie Quotes

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The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure -- if you don't like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don't like it, you don't understand and you ought to find out.

John Drummond Quotes

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The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.

Max Eastman Quotes

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I think that one of the qualifications of artists should be a vow of celibacy. They should be confined to ruining only their own lives.

Roger Lewis Quotes

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A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.

Diane Arbus Quotes

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Art is... a question mark in the minds of those who want to know what's happening.

Aaron Howard Quotes

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A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.

Italo Calvino Quotes

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Art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with or slighted; she requires the most entire self-devotion, and she repays with grand triumphs.

Charlotte Saunders Cushman Quotes

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Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check.

M. C. Escher Quotes

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The studio, a room to which the artist consigns himself for life, is naturally important, not only as workplace, but as a source of inspiration. And it usually manages, one way or another, to turn up in his product.

Grace Glueck Quotes

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Un croquis vaut mieux qu’un long discours."Fr., "A picture is worth a thousand words.

Napoleon Quotes

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The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes

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I paint with shapes.

Alexander Calder Quotes

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The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.

Andre Breton Quotes

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I'm the artist formally known as Beck. I have a genius wig. When I put that wig on, then the true genius emerges. I don't have enough hair to be a genius. I think you have to have hair going everywhere.

Beck Quotes

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No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.

Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes

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