"To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event."
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"Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality."
"Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs."
"Every good painter paints what he is."
"All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography."
"The history of art is the history of revivals."
"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."
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