Quotes: masterpiece

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  • A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.

  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it's there complete in the mind, if only at the back.

  • Anthony Robbins
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    I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.

  • Dwight L. Moody
    Dwight L. Moody
    American evangelist 1837-1899
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    It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?

  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Man is a masterpiece of creation if for no other reason than that, all the weight of evidence for determinism notwithstanding, he believes he has free will.

  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with purpose.

  • Jean Cocteau
    Jean Cocteau
    French writer 1889-1963
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    The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.

  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
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    The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other task is of any consequence.

  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    French writer 1802-1885
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    There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.

  • John Ruskin
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    When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

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