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The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing. The main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unforeseen attack.

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.

The art of love is largely the art of persistence.

The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram.

The art of Peace I practice has room for each of the world's eight million gods, and I cooperate with them all. The God of Peace is very great and enjoins all that is divine and enlightened in every land.

The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.

The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them

The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

The artist is the child in the popular fable, every one of whose tears was a pearl. Ah! the world, that cruel step­mother, beats the poor child the harder to make him shed more pearls.

The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.

The artist ought never to perpetuate a temporary expression.

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.

The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.


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