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A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
Wilson Mizner

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
William Shakespeare

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Pablo Picasso

Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Leonardo da Vinci

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere
G. K. Chesterton

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
Pablo Picasso

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
Oscar Wilde

He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.

It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.
H. L. Mencken

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
Samuel Butler

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Victor Hugo

No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.

The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does.
William Blake

The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.
Oscar Wilde

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
Albert Einstein

The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
Leonardo da Vinci

The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
Salvador Dali

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
Bertrand Russell

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
Salvador Dali

To draw you must close your eyes and sing.
Pablo Picasso

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
George Bernard Shaw

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
Winston Churchill

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