Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
Art is not living. It is the use of living.
Art lies by its own artifice.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Balancing hopes, desires and an appreciating of the possibilities with a clear-eyed assessment of the limitations: that is the art of choosing.
Custom, that is before all law; Nature, that is above all art.
Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.
Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.
The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art.
Just as Darwin discovered the law of development of organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc.