WEEK 132


Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
— Paul Gauguin
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
— Khalil Gibran
Art is the objectification of feeling.
— Herman Melville
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
— Vincent Van Gogh
That’s why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.
— Corita Kent
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
— Mark Twain
An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
— Paul Valery
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
— John W. Gardner
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
— Michelangelo
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
— Havelock Ellis
The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses.
— Logan Pearsall Smith
Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.
— Ambrose Bierce
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
— Honore de Balzac
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
— Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
— Groucho Marx
The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.
— Kin Hubbard
Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.
— Yogi Berra
My life needs editing.
— Mort Sahl
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
— Robert Frost
All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.
— Jane Wagner
The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.
— Jean Kerr
I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.
— Warren Buffett