Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
— George Bernard Shaw
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
— John W. Gardner
An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
— Paul Valery
Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.
— Ambrose Bierce
Art is the objectification of feeling.
— Herman Melville
An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
— Andre Maurois
One must act in painting as in life, directly.
— Pablo Picasso
I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
— Gerald R. Ford
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
— Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
— Charlie Chaplin
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.
— W. H. Auden
All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.
— Jane Wagner
My life needs editing.
— Mort Sahl
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
— Honore de Balzac
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
— Winston Churchill
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
— Robert Frost
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too.
— H. L. Mencken
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
— Hal Borland
We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
— Ray Bradbury
The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
— Robert M. Pirsig
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
— Robert Green Ingersoll
The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.
— Elbert Hubbard
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.
— Aristotle
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
— Albert Einstein
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
— James M. Barrie
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
— Albert Camus
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
— Saint Augustine
Life is made up of marble and mud.
— Nathaniel Hawthorne