It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.
Great art stretches the taste, it doesn't follow tastes.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.
For great things do not done just happen by impulse but are a succession of small things linked together.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Great art picks up where nature ends.
I counted solely on the clarity of expression of my work to gain my ends.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
The bad artists imitate, the great artists steal.
A good poet will usually borrow from authors remote in time, or alien in language, or diverse in interest.
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
Good artists copy, great artists steal.
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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