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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
~ Lionel Trilling - [Arts and Artists]

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All art is an imitation of nature.
~ Seneca - [Arts and Artists]

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All great art, and today all great artlessness, must appear extreme to the mass of men, as we know them today. It springs from the anguish of great souls. From the souls of men not formed, but deformed in factories whose inspiration is pelf.
~ Alexander Trocchi - [Arts and Artists]

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Art -- the one achievement of Man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised.
~ James Thurber - [Arts and Artists]

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Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
~ Kenneth Tynan - [Arts and Artists]

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Art is the signature of civilizations.
~ Beverly Sills - [Arts and Artists]

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As noble Art has survived noble nature, so too she marches ahead of it, fashioning and awakening by her inspiration. Before Truth sends her triumphant light into the depths of the heart, imagination catches its rays, and the peaks of humanity will be glowing when humid night still lingers in the valleys.
~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller - [Arts and Artists]

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Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.
~ George Bernard Shaw - [Arts and Artists]

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If that's art, I'm a Hottentot!
~ Harry S. Truman - [Arts and Artists]

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If the Revolution has the right to destroy bridges and art monuments whenever necessary, it will stop still less from laying its hand on any tendency in art which, no matter how great its achievement in form, threatens to disintegrate the revolutionary environment or to arouse the internal forces of the Revolution, that is, the proletariat, the peasantry and the intelligentsia, to a hostile opposition to one another. Our standard is, clearly, political, imperative and intolerant.
~ Leon Trotsky - [Arts and Artists]

 

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