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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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The place where you can search and browse over 65,000 famous quotes, quotations, proverbs,  quotable words, epigrams, and aphorisms from famous people and works of literature from past to present.
 

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A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
~ Marcel Proust - [Arts and Artists]

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Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature.
~ Ayn Rand - [Arts and Artists]

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Art is too serious to be taken seriously.
~ Ad Reinhardt - [Arts and Artists]

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Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.
~ Laura Riding - [Arts and Artists]

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But the one thing you should. not do is to suppose that when something is wrong with the arts, it is wrong with the arts ONLY.
~ Ezra Pound - [Arts and Artists]

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Good art however ''immoral'' is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise.
~ Ezra Pound - [Arts and Artists]

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He bores me. He ought to have stuck to his flying machine. [On Leonardo Da Vinci]
~ Pierre Auguste Renoir - [Arts and Artists]

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Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts.
~ Ezra Pound - [Arts and Artists]

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I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need. [when asked how he managed to make his remarkable statues.]
~ Auguste Rodin - [Arts and Artists]

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I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face.
~ John Ruskin - [Arts and Artists]

 

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