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Concentrate your strengths against your competitor’s relative weaknesses.
– 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.
Civilization is what makes you sick.
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.
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
I shut my eyes in order to see.
There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.
Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
Many excellent cooks are spoilt by going into the arts.
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.
We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.
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.
Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.