"Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs."
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"Living with a saint is more grueling than being one."
"A king's son is no nobler than his company."
"A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy."
"Every man becomes, to a certain degree, what the people he generally converses with are."
"To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self."
"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher."
"The perfection of art is to conceal art."
"Art is too serious to be taken seriously."
"He bores me. He ought to have stuck to his flying machine. [On Leonardo Da Vinci]"
"Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth."
"What better way to prove that you understand a subject than to make money out of it?"
"Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth."
"The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal."
"Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm."
"The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart."
"All art is an imitation of nature."
"The object of art is to give life a shape. [Midsummer Nights Dream]"
"O, had I but followed the arts!"
"Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort."
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