If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
Affectations can be dangerous.
The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist.
There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself.
Writing is to descend like a miner to the depths of the mine with a lamp on your forehead, a light whose dubious brightness falsifies everything, whose wick is in permanent danger of explosion, whose blinking illumination in the coal dust exhausts and corrodes your eyes.
Blaise Cendrars Sauser
The prettiest dresses are worn to be taken off.
If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. This becomes even more obvious when posterity gives its final verdict and sometimes rehabilitates forgotten artists.
I think that if there were a God, there would be less evil on this earth. I believe that if evil exists here below, then either it was willed by God or it was beyond His powers to prevent it. Now I cannot bring myself to fear a God who is either spiteful or weak. I defy Him without fear and care not a fig for his thunderbolts.
Donatien de Sade
This is the start, this is not the end. To that end, where do we start
When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.