At that instant he saw, in one blaze of light, an image of unutterable conviction, the reason why the artist works and lives and has his being the reward he seeks the only reward he really cares about, without which there is nothing. It is to snare the
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman.
Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest
In my view you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it.
The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it
If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, I will answer you: I am here to live out loud
I am here to live out loud
The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.
If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.
One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
'Tis better to plumb the depths of unity than forever scratch the surface of variety
I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don't care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.
If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
If you shut up truth, and bury it underground, it will but grow.
Lt. Colonel Picquart had carried out his duty as an honest man. He kept insisting to his superiors in the name of justice. He even begged them, telling them how impolitic it was to temporize in the face of the terrible storm that was brewing and that would break when the truth became known.
If I cannot overwhelm with my quality, I will overwhelm with my quantity.
And now we come to the Esterhazy case. Three years have passed, many consciences remain profoundly troubled, become anxious, investigate, and wind up convinced that Dreyfus is innocent.
The thought is a deed. Of all deeds she fertilizes the world most.