The liveliness of literature lies in its exceptionality, in being the individual, idiosyncratic vision of one human being, in which, to our delight and great surprise, we may find our own vision reflected.
A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.
Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
Great artists suffer for the people.
A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
In art, the obvious is a sin.
Art cannot result from sophisticated, frivolous, or superficial effects.
Painting completed my life.
Art is I; science is we.
The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Art is not a thing; it is a way.
Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.