Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme : Art   Morality    

The ordinary true, or purely real, cannot be the object of the arts. Illusion on a ground of truth - that is the secret of the fine arts.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme : Art  

Most women are so artificial that art leaves them indifferent.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme : Art   Wit     Women    

To me there is no past or future in art. If a work of art cannot live always in the present it must not be considered at all. The art of the Greeks, of the Egyptians, of the great painters who lived in other times, is not an art of the past, perhaps, it is more alive today than it ever was.
Pablo Picasso
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Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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By theme : Art   Behavior    

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Pablo Picasso
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By theme : Art   Creativity    

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Pablo Picasso
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By theme : Creativity     Art  

Simplicity is the extreme degree of sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci
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By theme : Art   Creativity     Knowledge     Philosophy     Wisdom    

Art, like life, should be free, since both are experimental.
George Santayana
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By theme : Art   Liberty     Life    

All tragedies are finished by a death; all comedies are ended by a marriage.
George Gordon Byron
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By theme : Art   Wit    

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
Jean Rostand
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By theme : Art   Beauty    

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can`t help it. It`s the truth.
Charles Spencer Chaplin
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By theme : Art   Business     Truth    

In science read the newest works; in literature, the oldest.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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By theme : Art   Humor     Science    

Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject.
Thomas Mann
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By theme : Art   Creativity     Science    

The history of art is the history of revivals.
Samuel Butler
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By theme : Art   History    

That`s what all we are. Amateurs. We don`t live long enough to be anything else.
Charles Spencer Chaplin
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By theme : Art   Creativity     Life    

It is in self-limitation that the master shows himself.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme : Art   Creativity    

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
Paul Valery
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By theme : Art   Creativity    

Art is the most intense form of individualism that the world has known.
Oscar Wilde
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My pain may be the reason for somebody`s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody`s pain.
Charles Spencer Chaplin
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By theme : Art   Creativity    

 
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