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Art Quotes

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.

The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.

The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

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

Things are beautiful if you love them.

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.

To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.

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

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

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

Trying to force creativity is never good.

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.