Quotes: artistic

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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    ''To give style'' to one's character - a great and rare art! He exercises it who surveys all that his nature presents in strength and weakness and then moulds it to an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason, and even the weaknesses delight the eye.
  • Paul Klee
    Paul Klee
    Swiss artist 1879-1940
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    Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
  • W. Winwood Reade
    W. Winwood Reade
    British historian, explorer, and philosopher 1838-1875
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    Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness.
  • Willa Cather
    Willa Cather
    American author 1876-1947
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    Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs.
  • Anne Rice
    Anne Rice
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    First-person narrators is the way I know how to write a book with the greatest power and chance of artistic success.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals.
  • Emma Albani
    Emma Albani
    Canadian opera soprano 1847-1930
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    I had always loved beautiful and artistic things, though before leaving America I had had a very little chance of seeing any.
  • Andy Hertzfeld
    Andy Hertzfeld
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    I knew the Apple II was great when I bought it, but as I dug into the details it just completely blew me away the creative artistic approach that the designers had taken.
  • Bruce Davison
    Bruce Davison
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    I was always a visual person. I could see things visually. I had a harder time with numbers and logic, and I always had more of an artistic sensibility. So that I could do. And it was something that I really loved.
  • Bill Skarsgard
    Bill Skarsgard
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    I'm always looking for something that's real and that's got meat on it. I think it's artistic suicide if you're too vain, or if you're afraid to play ugly. I would never fall for that.
  • Bryan Greenberg
    Bryan Greenberg
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    I've got a lot of artistic energy, but there's only so much of it, though. You don't want to spread yourself thin.
  • Ben Shahn
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    Now, when I came on to Washington to begin my job, I was so interested in photography at that time that I really would have preferred to work with Stryker than with my department, which was more artistic if you wish.
  • Al Goldstein
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    Our photographs are filthier and our stories are more disgusting. We make no effort to be artistic.
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall Mcluhan
    Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
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    Persons grouped around a fire or candle for warmth or light are less able to pursue independent thoughts, or even tasks, than people supplied with electric light. In the same way, the social and educational patterns latent in automation are those of self-employment and artistic autonomy.
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