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Art is an experience, not the formulation of a problem.

YOU WILL ONLY BECOME WHAT YOU ARE BECOMING RIGHT NOW. Though you cannot go back and make a brand new start, my friend, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.
No human beings more dangerous than those who have suffered for a belief: the great persecutors are recruited from the martyrs not quite beheaded. Far from diminishing the appetite for power, suffering exasperates it.
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion --I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more --I could be martyred for my religion --Love is my religion --I could die for that.
There are in every generation those who shrink from the ultimate sacrifice, but there are in every generation those who make it with joy and laughter and these are the salt of the generations.
Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.
I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather that my spark would burn out in a brilliant blaze than be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
On with the dance! let joy be unconfined; no sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet to chase the glowing hours with flying feet.
Enjoyed it! One more drink and I'd have been under the host.
Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place.
The eyes see what the heart loves. If the heart loves God and is single in this devotion, then the eyes will see God whether others see Him or not.
Advice from a veteran trapeze performer: Throw your heart over the bars and your body will follow.
Love can heal a broken heart.
Nothing is less in our power than the heart, and far from commanding we are forced to obey it.
Faint hearts never win fair ladies.
Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, but rather the hero's heart.
Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft.
Charity is in the heart of man, and righteousness in the path of men. Pity the man who has lost his path and does not follow it and who has lost his heart and does not know how to recover it. When people's dogs and chicks are lost they go out and look for them and yet the people who have lost their hearts do not go out and look for them. The principle of self-cultivation consists in nothing but trying to look for the lost heart.
I do not know what the heart of a rascal may be, but I know what is in the heart of an honest man; it is horrible.
There must be hearts which know the depths of our being, and swear by us, even when the whole world forsakes us.
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.
It is a weakness that I lead from my heart, and not my head?
Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings.
The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences.
Two things are bad for the heart -- running up stairs and running down people.
I am an artist I am here to live out loud.
Bad artists always admire each other's work. They call it being large-minded and free from prejudice. But a truly great artist cannot conceive of life being shown, or beauty fashioned, under any conditions other than those he has selected.
Not everything has a name. Some things lead us into a realm beyond words.
Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.
O, had I but followed the arts!
Inside you there's an artist you don't know about. He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight.
Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul. The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of Artist.
If I spit, they will take my spit and frame it as great art.
The people who make art their business are mostly impostors.
Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.
A picture is a poem without words.
Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that's hard for a puritan to understand.