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No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems.

Anna Garlin Spencer

No flower of art ever fully blossomed save it was nourished by tears of agony.

Isadora Duncan, The Sensational Life of Isadora Duncan

No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.

Ingrid Bergman

No form of Nature is inferior to Art for the arts merely imitate natural forms.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Not what man knows but what man feels, concerns art. All else is science.

Bernard Berenson

Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.

George Santayana

Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art.

Pietro Aretino

Nothing, it is true, is more common than for both Science and Art to pay homage to the spirit of the age, and for creative taste to accept the law of critical taste.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray,
To come to me: of cureless ills thou art
The one physician. Pain lays not its touch
Upon a corpse.

Aeschylus

O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands.

Sun Tzu

O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo

William Shakespeare

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet", Act 2 scene 2

Oh, thou hast a damnable iteration, and art indeed able to corrupt a saint. Thou hast done much harm upon me Hal, God forgive thee for it. Before I knew thee Hal, I knew nothing, and now am I, if a man should speak truly, little better than one of the wicked.

William Shakespeare

On the whole, age comes more gently to those who have some doorway into an abstract world-art, or philosophy, or learning-regions where the years are scarcely noticed and the young and old can meet in a pale truthful light.

Freya Stark

One cannot remain the same. Art is a mirror which should show many reflections, and the artist should not always show the same face, or the face becomes a mask.

Yvette Gilbert, (1865-1944)

One must not always think that feeling is everything. Art is nothing without form.

Gustave Flaubert

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

Oscar Wilde

Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.

Marcel Proust

Originality is the art of concealing your source.

Franklin P. Jones

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

Laurence J. Peter

Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also.

Charles Horton Cooley

Painting The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.

Ambrose Bierce

Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

Oscar Wilde

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.

Honoré de Balzac

Photographing a cake can be art.

Irving Penn

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