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There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.

There is hardly any money interest in art, and music will be there when money is gone.

There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.

There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence.

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.

There is no more potent antidote to low sensuality than admiration of the beautiful. - All the higher arts of design are essentially chaste, without respect to the object. - They purify the thoughts, as tragedy purifies the passions. - Their accidental effects are not worth consideration; for there are souls to whom even a vestal is not holy.

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.

There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.

Things are beautiful if you love them.

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than even their parents, for these only give them life, those the art of living well.

Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.

Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.

To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.

To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power.


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