"How has the human spirit ever survived the terrific literature with which it has had to contend?"
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"As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible."
"The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure"
"Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning."
"A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else."
"Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?"
"No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist."
"What is art but a way of seeing?"
"The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge."
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."
"The great artist is a slave to his ideals."
"Art is the only thing that can go on mattering, once it has stopped hurting."
"Of all the arts in which the wise excel, nature's chief masterpiece is writing well."
"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it."
"To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art."
"Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered."
"Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers."
"With an apple I will astonish Paris."
"Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere."
"Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame."
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