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Random quote of the day:

“The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.”

—Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave

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Random quote of the day:

“The great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable. No virtuous man—that is, virtuous in the Y.M.C.A. sense—has ever painted a picture worth looking at, or written a symphony worth hearing, or a book worth reading.”

—H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, First Series

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Random quote of the day:

“Is the artist a liar, or simply one for whom even a fact is not a fact?”

—Ned Rorem, interview, The Paris Review, No. 150, Spring 1999

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Random quote of the day:

“All art is autobiography; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.”

—Federico Fellini, The Atlantic, December 1965

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Random quote of the day:

“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt; perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.”

—Robert Hughes, “Modernism’s Patriarch (Cezanne),” Time, June 10, 1996

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Random quote of the day:

“Either you have to quit for good or you have to tough it out. That’s the choice. You have to be patient.”

—Deborah Eisenberg, interview, The Paris Review, Spring 2013, No. 204

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Random quote of the day:

“We have to destroy the stereotypes and replace them with archetypes.”

—Ben Kingsley, New York Times, August 21, 2005

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Random quote of the day:

“Art is not made to decorate rooms. It is an offensive weapon in the defense against the enemy.”

—Pablo Picasso, Les lettres française

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Random quote of the day:

“You never lose faith in your vision. God might choose fools and people who glow with neurosis for his partners in creation, but he doesn’t make mistakes.”

—James Lee Burke, “Writers On Writing; Seeking a Vision of Truth, Guided by a Higher Power,” The New York Times, Dec. 2, 2002

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Random quote of the day:

“The nobility of our craft will always be rooted in two commitments, difficult to maintain: refusal to lie about what one knows, and resistance to oppression.”

—Albert Camus, Nobel Prize for Literature acceptance speech, December 1957

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