"Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art."
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"Labor is the beginning, the middle, and the end of art."
"Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art."
"Art imitates Nature in this; not to dare is to dwindle."
"The art of creation is older than the art of killing."
"Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction."
"Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication."
"In a very ugly and sensible age, the arts borrow, not from life, but from each other."
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are, if he did he would cease to be an artist."
"Bad art is a great deal worse than no art at all."
"All art is quite useless."
"Art, like Nature, has her monsters, things of bestial shape and with hideous voices."
"The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you."
"Art is the objectification of feeling."
"Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of man."
"Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century."
"Caricature is rough truth."
"Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life."
"Art is man's expression of his joy in labor."
"If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens."
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