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.
Many people do not reach their eighties because they try to stay in their forties too long.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Affectations can be dangerous.
The prettiest dresses are worn to be taken off.
We do not die because we have to die; we die because one day, and not so long ago, our consciousness was forced to deem it necessary.
Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb.
If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
If I had to put a sign over my door, I would write "School of Drawing" and I'm certain that I would create painters.
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god.
Beneath this sod A poet lies, or that which once seemed he-- Oh, lift one thought in prayer for S. T. C.! That he, who many a year, with toil of breath, Found death in life, may here find life in death.