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Random quote of the day:

“The greatest art symbolizes not those things that we have observed so much as those things that we have experienced, and when the imaginary saint or lover or hero moves us most deeply, it is the moment when he awakens within us for an instant our own heroism, our own sanctity, our own desire.”

—W. B. Yeats, Samhain: 1905 from The Collected Works, Vol. VIII

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Random quote of the day:

“If the world were clear, art would not exist.”

—Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

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Random quote of the day:

“I’ve been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it.”

—attributed to Steven Wright

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Random quote of the day:

“I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.”

—Henri Matisse, Notes of A Painter

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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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