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We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.
The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe; he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life.
The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.
An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
What is art but a way of seeing?
The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.
The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid: the state of being alone.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
It is the cause, not the death that makes the martyr.
Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven't been cut off.
The way of the world is, to praise dead saints, and persecute living ones.
Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more -- more unseen forms become manifest to him.
I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.
In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Where are you searching for me, friend? Look! Here am I right within you. Not in temple, nor in mosque, not in Kaaba nor Kailas, but here right within you am I.
His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong.
All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.
I wear my heart on my sleeve.
What ever purifies the heart also fortifies it.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?
No great artist ever sees things as they really are, if he did he would cease to be an artist.
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Art raises its head where creeds relax.
Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of man.
The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly.
Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
It is either easy or impossible.
Art is science made clear.
No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.
Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.
Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman.