"The history of art is the history of revivals."
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"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist."
"Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed."
"The perfection of art is to conceal art."
"The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure."
"Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse."
"Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man's fate."
"The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment."
"A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds."
"Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle."
"Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal."
"The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist."
"Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum."
"The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor."
"Rules and models destroy genius and art."
"Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first."
"To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way."
"Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men."
"A great artist is always before his time or behind it."
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."
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