Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination.
Where thou art, that is home.
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.