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❝My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white❞
Monty Python

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Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Al Capp (1909-1979)

An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way.
Charles Bukowski (1920-1994)

Art has nothing to do with taste, art is not there to be tasted.
Max Ernst (1891-1976)

Art is I; science is we.
Claude Bernard (1813-1878)

Art is the signature of man.
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.

Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Buy old masters. They bring better prices than young mistresses.
Lord Beaverbrook (1879-1964)

Dada wouldn't buy me a Bauhaus.

I am a deeply superficial person.
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

If it sells, it's art.
Frank Lloyd (1886-1960)

In photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.
David Bailey (1938- )

Less is more. God is in the details.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969)

My art belongs to Dada.
Tom Stoppard (1937- )

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)

The less I behave like Whistler's mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after.
Tallulah Bankhead (1902-1968)

The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

This is either a forgery or a very clever original.
Frank Sullivan (1892-1976)

Van Gogh was a painter because he had no ear for music.
Nikki Harris (1986- )

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)

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