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Thou art my glory and the exultation of y heart: thou art my hope and refuge in the day of my trouble.

If your heart were sincere and upright, every creature would be unto you a looking-glass of life and a book of holy doctrine.
In every veil you see, the Divine Beauty is concealed, making every heart a slave to him. In love to him the heart finds its life; in desire for him the soul finds its happiness. The heart which loves a fair one here, though it knows it not, is really his lover.
I have joined my heart to thee: all that exists are thou. O Lord, beloved of my heart, thou art the home of all; where indeed is the heart in which thou dost not dwell?
What of us lies in the hearts of others is our truest and deepest self.
If the heart wanders or is distracted, bring it back to the point quite gently and replace it tenderly in its Master's presence. And even if you did nothing during the whole of your hour but bring your heart back and place it again in Our Lord's presence, though it went away every time you brought it back, your hour would be very well employed.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
There is in every human heart Some not completely barren part, Where seeds of truth and love might grow, And flowers of generous virtue flow; To plant, to watch, to water there, This be our duty, be our care.
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, while the heart of the fool is in the house of entertainment.
There is nothing enduring in life for a women except what she builds in a man's heart.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.
Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.
Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found.
Is there not an art, a music, and a stream of words that shalt be life, the acknowledged voice of life?
The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave.
The artist must conceive with warmth yet execute with coolness.
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.
Art, like Nature, has her monsters, things of bestial shape and with hideous voices.
All art is quite useless.
Bad art is a great deal worse than no art at all.
Modern pictures are, no doubt, delightful to look at. At least, some of them are. But they are quite impossible to live with; they are too clever, too assertive, too intellectual. Their meaning is too obvious, and their method too clearly defined. One
In a very ugly and sensible age, the arts borrow, not from life, but from each other.
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.
Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
The art of creation is older than the art of killing.
Art imitates Nature in this; not to dare is to dwindle.
Contrary to popular belief an artist is never ahead of his time, but most people are far behind theirs.
It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.
Art the end result of perception, wisdom, intelligence, discipline, hard work, passion, luck, accident, and coincidence.
Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.
Many bad artists will tell you that art is life. There's a subtle difference however. You can turn your back on art
Labor is the beginning, the middle, and the end of art.
Art is a private thing, the artist makes it for himself; a comprehensible work is the product of a journalist. We need works that are strong, straight, precise, and forever beyond understanding.
If that's art, I'm a Hottentot!
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.

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