Nathan on Irrationality

"Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness."

Wilde on Art

"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known."

Michelangelo on Art

"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection."

Hugo on Art

"God creates Art by man, having for a tool the human intellect."

Bierce on Painting

"Painting: The art of protecting canvas surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critics."

DalĂ­ on Madness

"The only difference between myself and a madman is that I am not mad."

Quack on Art Meaning

"Don't ask me what I want to express with my pictures, ask yourself, what they mean to you!"

Cocteau on Artists Speaking

"An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture."

Fellini on Artist's Work

"All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography."

Strand on the Artist's World

"The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep."

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Pause For Thought

Tolstoy on Art

"The task of art is enormous. Through the influence of real art, aided by science, guided by religion, that peaceful co-operation of man is now obtained by external means-by law courts, police, charitable institutions, factory inspection, etc.-should be obtained by man's free and joyous activity. Art should cause violence to be set aside. And it is only art that can accomplish this."