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The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period.
An artist conscientiously moves in a direction which for some good reason he takes, putting one work in front of the other with the hope he'll arrive before death overtakes him.
After all, perhaps the greatness of art lies in the perpetual tension between beauty and pain, the love of men and the madness of creation, unbearable solitude and the exhausting crowd, rejection and consent.
I know with certainty that a man's work is nothing but the long journey to recover, through the detours of art, the two or three simple and great images which first gained access to his heart.
One who desires nothing, hopes for nothing, and fears nothing cannot be an artist.
The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.
An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious, uninterrupted conversation with his public.
Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
The true work of art is the one which the seventh wave of genius throws up the beach where the undertow of time cannot drag it back.
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