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Henry Ellis Quotes and Sayings

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All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
- Henry Ellis

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Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

The byproduct is sometimes more valuable than the product.
- Henry Ellis

The omnipresent process of sex, as it is woven into
the whole texture of our man's or woman's body,
is the pattern of all the process of our life.
- Henry Ellis

 

Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money,
and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.
- Henry Ellis

Men who know themselves are no longer fools.
They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
- Henry Ellis

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
- Henry Ellis

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One can know nothing of giving aught that is worthy
to give unless one also knows how to take.
- Henry Ellis

Dreams are real as long as they last.
Can we say more of life?
- Henry Ellis

All civilization has from time to time become a thin
crust over a volcano of revolution.
- Henry Ellis

The greatest task before civilization at present is
to make machines what they ought to be,
the slaves, instead of the masters of men.
- Henry Ellis

However well organized the foundations of life may be,
life must always be full of risks.
- Henry Ellis

Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn
to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.
- Henry Ellis

I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians,
a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking
to fight his way back to happiness.
- Henry Ellis

The mathematician has reached the highest rung on the ladder of human thought.
- Henry Ellis

There has never been any country at every moment so
virtuous and so wise that it has not sometimes needed to be saved from itself.
- Henry Ellis

A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.
- Henry Ellis

It is only the great men who are truly obscene.
If they had not dared to be obscene,
they could never have dared to be great.
- Henry Ellis

Man lives by imagination.
- Henry Ellis

'Charm' - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force -
is indispensable to women.
Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.
- Henry Ellis

Pain and death are part of life.
To reject them is to reject life itself.
- Henry Ellis

The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
- Henry Ellis

A sublime faith in human imbecility has seldom led
those who cherish it astray.
- Henry Ellis

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving,
the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere
translation or abstraction from life;
it is life itself.
- Henry Ellis

To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men.
- Henry Ellis

The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.
- Henry Ellis

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.
- Henry Ellis

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
- Henry Ellis

If men and women are to understand each other,
to enter into each other's nature with mutual sympathy,
and to become capable of genuine comradeship,
the foundation must be laid in youth.
- Henry Ellis

The family only represents one aspect,
however important an aspect, of a human being's functions and activities.
A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse,
only when we have taken into our consideration the
social as well as the family relationship.
- Henry Ellis

The art of dancing stands at the source of all the
arts that express themselves first in the human person.
The art of building, or architecture,
is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person;
and in the end they unite.
- Henry Ellis

The prevalence of suicide, without doubt,
is a test of height in civilization;
it means that the population is winding up its nervous
and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension
and that sometimes it snaps.
- Henry Ellis

It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art.
It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so.
For that is always how he has more or less acted it.
- Henry Ellis

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

Your life is the manifestation of your dream;
it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if
you aren't enjoying the dream.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

A guilty conscience needs to confess.
A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus

Art doesn't transform.
It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than
to continue living for art.
- Clara Schumann

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
- Stephen Sondheim

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
- Marshall McLuhan

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is
an invention of philosophers...
What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as
a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
- Jonathan Swift

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
- Marshall McLuhan

Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.
- Robert Delaunay

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the
unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
- Al Capp

I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes

Art is the right hand of Nature.
The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
- Ambrose Bierce

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

The more horrifying this world becomes,
the more art becomes abstract.
- Ellen Key

Art consists of limitation.
The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor

Art is the stored honey of the human soul,
gathered on wings of misery and travail.
- Theodore Dreiser

Art is the desire of a man to express himself,
to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
- Amy Lowell

Art hurts.
Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
- John Updike

Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.
- Alfred de Vigny


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