Quotes by masterpiece
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English playwright and poet 1564-1616
Confusion now hath made his masterpiece!
American novelist 1942-2010
Honestly, I envy painters, who can have a masterpiece in one morning. Or musicians, who can write something in 30 minutes and arrange it in an hour, sometimes. 'Cause with this, with writing, you can occasionally feel like a caveman, like you've been working with pitch and tar on this brush.
Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
French authors who wrote several books together
A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
English writer 1882-1941
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.
French writer 1869-1951
Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
American Dramatist 1915-
He wants to live on through something-and in his case, his masterpiece is his son. all of us want that, and it gets more poignant as we get more anonymous in this world.
American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach 1960-
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
American evangelist 1837-1899
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?
Italian politician and journalist 1883-1945
Lenin is an artist who has worked men, as other artists have worked marble or metals. But men are harder than stone and less malleable than iron. There is no masterpiece. The artist has failed. The task was superior to his capacities.Source: Popolo dItalia (14 July 1920) The Artificer and the Material, quoted in Mussolini in the Making (1938) by Gaudens Megaro, p. 326
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with purpose.
French writer 1889-1963
The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.
British criticus 1903-1974
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)
American photographer 1918-2006
There are no rules and regulations for perfect composition. If there were we would be able to put all the information into a computer and would come out with a masterpiece. We know that's impossible. You have to compose by the seat of your pants.
French writer 1802-1885
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.
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