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    Quotations about Art

    • What I dream of is an art of balance.
      O Magazine, April 2003, by Henri Matisse
    • Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life.
      'Of Human Bondage', 1915, by William Somerset Maugham
    • Life isn't long enough for love and art.
      The Moon and Sixpence, by William Somerset Maugham
    • I never spend more than one hour in a gallery. That is as long as one's power of appreciation persists.
      The Razor's Edge, 1943, by William Somerset Maugham
    • I suppose no matter what I'm drawing, there will always be some sort of question in my mind about it. A work of art (even cartoon art)is never really finished; it is abandoned.
      Pibgorn commentary, 03-31-05, by Brooke McEldowney
    • It's not your painting anymore. It stopped being your painting the moment that you finished it.
      Northern Exposure, Fish Story, 1994, by Jeff Melvoin
    • You're confusing product with process. Most people, when they criticize, whether they like it or hate it, they're talking about product. That's not art, that's the result of art. Art, to whatever degree we can get a handle on (I'm not sure that we really can) is a process. It begins in the heart and the mind with the eyes and hands.
      Northern Exposure, Fish Story, 1994, by Jeff Melvoin
    • Why should I buy expensive art when I can make my own.
    • The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.
    • Photography, fortunately, to me has not only been a profession but also a contact between people - to understand human nature and record, if possible, the best in each individual.
    If we're missing any Art quotations, do let us know.

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