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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Every artist was first an amateur." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist's relation to bread and blood. In this view, the channel of art can only become clogged and misdirected by the artist's concern with merely temporary and local disturbances. The song is higher than the struggle." Adrienne Rich
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The arts and inventions of each period are only its costume, and do not invigorate men." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Pop artists deal with the lowly trivia of possessions and equipment that the present generation is lugging along with it on its safari into the future." G. Ballard
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Oscar Wilde

"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." Oscar Wilde
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Perpetual modernness is the measure of merit in every work of art." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?" Ludwig Beethoven
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"In art, one idea is as good as another. If one takes the idea of trembling, for instance, all of a sudden most art starts to tremble. Michelangelo starts to tremble. El Greco starts to tremble. All the Impressionists start to tremble." Paul Gauguin
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"Were art to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness." Northrop Frye
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"I'm still an artist. I'm never gonna do a shit movie, because I've got my modeling to support me." Milla Jovovich
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T.S. Eliot

"The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality." T.S. Eliot
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Artists must be sacrificed to their art." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Wherever art appears, life disappears." Robert Motherwell
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"Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort." Robert Quillen
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"I can't tell you what art does and how it does it, but I know that often art has judged the judges, pleaded revenge to the innocent and shown to the future what the past suffered, so that it has never been forgotten. Art, when it functions like this, becomes a meeting-place of the invisible, the irreducible, the enduring, guts, and honor." John Berger
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William Burroughs

"Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact." William Burroughs
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"This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art." Salvador Dalí
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"New arts destroy the old." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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John Ruskin

"I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." John Ruskin
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"In any society, the artist has a responsibility. His effectiveness is certainly limited and a painter or writer cannot change the world. But they can keep an essential margin of non-conformity alive. Thanks to them the powerful can never affirm that everyone agrees with their acts. That small difference is important." Luis Buñuel
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