Aphorisms by theme: Art

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

Jonathan Swift

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

Moliere

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Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.

George Sand

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

Blaise Pascal

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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

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

Heinrich Heine

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

Joseph Joubert

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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

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

William Somerset Maugham

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The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him.

Gustave Flaubert

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We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.

Pablo Picasso

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The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens.

Gustave Flaubert

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By theme : Culture Art Creativity
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

Samuel Johnson

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By theme : Art Creativity Wisdom
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.

Pablo Picasso

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If there is a gun hanging on the wall in the first act, it must fire in the last.

Anton Chekhov

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The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say.

Mark Twain

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A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.

Pablo Picasso

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Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Taste is to literature what bon ton is in society.

Germaine de Stael

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