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Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in the living forms and social intercourse.

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

Art for art’s sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.

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

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.

Immature artists imitate.  Mature artists steal.

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Treat a work of art like a prince.  Let it speak to you first.

The perfection of art is to conceal art.

Great art picks up where nature ends.

So vast is art, so narrow human wit.

An artist is never ahead of his time, but most people are far behind theirs.

I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.

Art is a revolt against fate.  All art is a revolt against man’s fate.

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you’re an artist.

Art hurts.  Art urges voyages – and it is easier to stay at home.

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.

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

The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.

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The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.

Every artist writes his own autobiography.

That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis in architecture.

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.

Artists don’t make objects.  Artists make mythologies.

The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.

By the work one knows the workman.

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Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.

Art doesn’t transform.  It just plain forms.

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