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A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
We worship not the Graces, nor the Parcae, but Fashion. She spins and weaves and cuts with full authority. The head monkey at Paris puts on a traveler's cap, and all the monkeys in America do the same.
Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.
Fashion is a tyrant from which there is no deliverance; all must conform to its whimsical.
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The people who make art their business are mostly impostors.
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
Imitation is suicide.
Those who talk about individuality the most are the ones who most object to deviation, and in a few years it may be the other way around. Some day everybody will just think what they want to think, and then everybody will probably be thinking alike; that
Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.
Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art.
To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.
People sometimes say that the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually it's the way things happen to you in life that's unreal. The movies make emotions look so strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it's like watching television -- you don't feel anything.
Love and sex can go together and sex and unlove can go together and love and unsex can go together. But personal love and personal sex is bad.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
I am a deeply superficial person.
An idea ran back and forward in his head like a blind man, knocking over the solid furniture.
The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine.
I who have been involved with all styles of painting can assure you that the only things that fluctuate are the waves of fashion which carry the snobs and speculators; the number of true connoisseurs remains more or less the same.
The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
Thomas Jefferson -- still surv
In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings.
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
What is the answer? [Silence] In that case, what is the question?
Matisse makes a drawing, then he makes a copy of it. He recopies it five times, ten times, always clarifying the line. He's convinced that the last, the most stripped down, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and in fact, most of the time, it was the first. In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt.
Painting is silent poetry and poetry spoken, painting.
I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
And now, I am dying beyond my means. [Sipping champagne on his deathbed]
I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.

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