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Paul Gauguin Quotes and Sayings

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Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin

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It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

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

We never really know what stupidity is until we have
experimented on ourselves.
- Paul Gauguin

 

Concentrate your strengths against your competitor's relative weaknesses.
- Paul Gauguin

Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second.
Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
- Paul Gauguin

In art, all who have done something other than their
predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary;
and it is they alone who are masters.
- Paul Gauguin

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Civilization is what makes you sick.
- Paul Gauguin

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.
- Paul Gauguin

There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity.
In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.
- Paul Gauguin

Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art.
Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
- Paul Gauguin

I shut my eyes in order to see.
- Paul Gauguin

Many excellent cooks are spoilt by going into the arts.
- Paul Gauguin

Stressing output is the key to improving productivity,
while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.
- Paul Gauguin

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will,
at least to the limit of one's will.
Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words,
unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them;
they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
- Paul Gauguin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

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

Wherever art appears, life disappears.
- Robert Motherwell

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men,
is the same as saying of some kind of food that it
is very good but that most people can't eat it.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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.

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

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 is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

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

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome.
No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
- Theodor Adorno

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward
what is arcane and concealed.
- Khalil Gibran

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

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

The history of art is the history of revivals.
- Samuel Butler

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

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

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time.
Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things
which always become ugly with time.
- Jean Cocteau

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

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance.
- Aristotle

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Treat a work of art like a prince.
Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
- Gustave Flaubert

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis

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

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
- Jerzy Kosinski

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

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

Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner

It is art that makes life, makes interest,
makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever
for the force and beauty of its process.
- Max Eastman

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself,
and dies of all others.
- Albert Camus

All art is autobiographical.
The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
- Federico Fellini

So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

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

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
- Jean Rostand


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