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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams 'The Dilbert Principle'

Let each man exercise the art he knows.
- Aristophanes

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary

Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that you live, if you do.
- Elizabeth Bowen

[Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
- Al Capp

Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me leave to do my utmost.
- Isak Dineson 'Babette's Feast'

Every artist was first an amateur.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson Letters and Social Aims: Progress of Culture

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do belive in Art for Art's sake.
- E. M. Forster

Art is either plagiarism or revolution
- Paul Gauguin

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.
- John F. Kennedy

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
- Amy Lowell

Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life.
- W. Somerset Maugham 'Of Human Bondage'

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.
- Pablo Picasso

I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
- Orson Welles

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
- Edith Wharton

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
- Frank Zappa

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