Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art.
Love art in yourself, and not yourself in art.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.
The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.
Poetry and art and knowledge are sacred and pure.