"Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle."
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"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."
"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection."
"I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning."
"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still."
"Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling."
"An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it."
"Art is not a thing; it is a way."
"Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth."
"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun."
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