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"Life obliges me to do something, so I paint."
"I'm not that obsessed with making representations of ugliness. Everything I've seen is beautiful."
"Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination."
"To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity."
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
"The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist."
"Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century."
"Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn."
"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art."
"Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs."
"There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome."
"Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman."
"Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny."
"Even a true artist does not always produce art."
"If I didn't choose art, I would have become an astronomer."
"Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists, as independent characters."
"The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract."
"Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour."
"If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint."
"Every song is like a painting."
"Layer by layer art strips life bare."
"The sensitive artist knows that a bitter wind is blowing."
"Fine art is knowledge made visible."
"Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish."
"Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art."
"Good design doesn't date."
"In reality art is always for everyone and for no one."
"Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions."
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one."
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."
"A great artist is always before his time or behind it."
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
"I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning."
"Art is the triumph over chaos."
"An art book is a museum without walls."
"In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves."
"Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self."
"The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing."
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art."
"Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued."
"Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art."
"Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?"
"Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing."
"Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul."
"It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found."
"Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts."
"I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty."
"Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space."