All aphorisms

There are three rules for writing a novel; unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

William Somerset Maugham

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit Art Creativity

Writing is closer to thinking than to speaking.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Psychology Art Creativity

Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.

Jonathan Swift

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

He can who thinks he can, and he can`t who thinks he can`t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.

Pablo Picasso

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior Thought Art Creativity

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.

Jean Cocteau

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.

Jules Verne

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Science Creativity

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.

Pablo Picasso

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

Proper words in proper places make the true definition of a style.

Jonathan Swift

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Creativity

Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.

Moliere

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Wit Art Creativity

Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.

George Sand

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life Art Creativity

I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter.

Blaise Pascal

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don`t start measuring her limbs.

Pablo Picasso

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

God created man because he was so disappointed in the monkey.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit Creativity

True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary.

Heinrich Heine

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

A work is perfectly finished only when nothing can be added and nothing taken away.

Joseph Joubert

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Work Art Creativity

A painter is a man who paints what he sells; an artist, on the other hand, is a man who sells what he paints.

Pablo Picasso

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Art Creativity

Man - a creature made at the end of the week`s work when God was tired.

Mark Twain

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor Wit Religion Creativity

When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Nature Society Creativity

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