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The perfection of art is to conceal art.

The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such.

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.

The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

The real art of conducting consists in transitions.

The real truthfulness of all works of imagination, - sculpture, painting, and written fiction, is so purely in the imagination, that the artist never seeks to represent positive truth, but the idealized image of a truth.

The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.

The true art of memory is the art of attention.

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.

The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.

The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art.

The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.

There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.


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