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It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Pablo Picasso
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Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Pablo Picasso
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We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
Eric Hoffer
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Simplicity is the extreme degree of sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject.
Thomas Mann
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That`s what all we are. Amateurs. We don`t live long enough to be anything else.
Charles Spencer Chaplin
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It is in self-limitation that the master shows himself.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense.
Pablo Picasso
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An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
Paul Valery
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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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Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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Poets are people who can still see the world through the eyes of children.
Alphonse Daudet
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Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
Pablo Picasso
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The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.
Marcel Achard
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Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.
William Somerset Maugham
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Almost always the most indigent are the most generous.
Stanislaus Leszczynski
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Imagination means nothing without doing.
Charles Spencer Chaplin
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The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Albert Einstein
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Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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There is far more opportunity than there is ability.
Thomas A. Edison
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