Science disembodies; art embodies.
Thomas Beecham was a pompous little band-master who stood against everything creative in the art of his time.
Edith Sitwell's interest in art was largely confined to portraits of herself.
Art's cruel. You can get away with murder with words. But a picture is like a window straight through to your inmost heart.
Do you know that every great thing in the history of art and every beautiful thing in life is actually what you call nasty or has been caused by feelings that you would call nasty? By passion, by love, by hatred, by truth. Do you know that?
Each age, each guilty age, builds high walls around its Versailles; and personally I hate those walls most when they are made by literature and art.
Art is a statement of one in the face of all; not a statement by one for the use of all.
The practise of an art is essential to the whole man, not because of what art is but because of what art does to the artist.
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