Quotes: masterpiece

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  • Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    French authors who wrote several books together
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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.
  • André Gide
    André Gide
    French writer 1869-1951
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    Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony Robbins
    American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach 1960-
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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.
  • Andre Breton
    Andre Breton
    French writer 1896-1966
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    Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
  • 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.
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
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    The more books we read, the sooner we perceive that the true function of the writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other task is of any consequence.

    Source: The Unquiet Grave (1944)

  • 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.
  • André Malraux
    André Malraux
    French writer and politician (ps. of A. Berger 1901-1976
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    To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now, I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
    John Ruskin
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    When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
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