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Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.

Pictures must not be too picturesque.

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.

Politics is the art of controlling your environment.

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.

Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.

Rules and models destroy genius and art.

Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.

She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.

Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.

Since I have known God in a saving manner, painting, poetry, and music have had charms unknown to me before. - I have either received what I suppose is a taste for them, or religion has refined my mind, and made it susceptible of new impressions from the sublime and beautiful. - O, how religion secures the heightened enjoyment of those pleasures which keep so many from God by their being a source of pride!

Sleeping is no mean art. For its sake one must stay awake all day.


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