"The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness."
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"The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality."
"Art never improves, but the material of art is never quite the same."
"Every artist writes his own autobiography."
"The arts and inventions of each period are only its costume, and do not invigorate men."
"The true poem is the poet's mind."
"Sculpture and painting have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry."
"Perpetual modernness is the measure of merit in every work of art."
"New arts destroy the old."
"Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance."
"Art is the path of the creator to his work."
"Every artist was first an amateur."
"Artists must be sacrificed to their art."
"I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art."
"In art as in love, instinct is enough."
"Nature is inside art as its content, not outside as its model."
"Art is either plagiarism or revolution."
"The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity."
"Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word."
"Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self."
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