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Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.
In England, an inventor is regarded almost as a crazy man, and in too many instances, invention ends in disappointment and poverty. In America, an inventor is honoured, help is forthcoming, and the exercise of ingenuity, the application of science to the work of man, is there the shortest road to wealth.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.
Bad people are, from the point of view of art, fascinating studies. They represent colour, variety and strangeness. Good people exasperate one's reason; bad people stir one's imagination.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.
There should be a law that no ordinary newspaper should be allowed to write about art. The harm they do by their foolish and random writing it would be impossible to overestimate - not to the artist, but to the public, blinding them to all but harming the artist not at all.Previous 1 2 3 4 5 ... 12 Next