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 Charles Dickens - “But, tears were not the things to find their way to Mr. Bumble's soul his heart was waterproof.”  
 Charles Dickens - “Men who look on nature, and their fellow-men, and cry that all is dark and gloomy, are in the right but the sombre colours are reflections from their own jaundiced eyes and hearts. The real hues are delicate, and need a clearer vision.”  
 William Shakespeare - “It is thyself, mine own self's better partMine eye's clear eye, my dear heart's dearer heartMy food, my fortune, and my sweet hope's aim,My sole earth's heaven, and my heaven's claim.”  
 Charles Dickens - “The beating of my heart was so violent and wild that I felt as if my life were breaking from me.”  
 Anthony Trollope - “You might pass Eleanor Harding in the street without notice, but you could hardly pass an evening with her and not lose your heart.”  
 L. Frank Baum - “The Tin Woodman knew very well he had no heart, and therefore he took great care never to be cruel or unkind to anything.”  
 Harry S. Truman - “If that's art, I'm a Hottentot”  
 William Shakespeare - “The object of art is to give life a shape. Midsummer Nights Dream”  
 Auguste Rodin - “I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need. when asked how he managed to make his remarkable statues.”  
 John F. Kennedy - “In free society art is not a weapon. Artists are not engineers of the soul.”  
 T. S. Eliot - “Art never improves, but the material of art is never quite the same.”  
 Willa Sibert Cather - “Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.”  
 Lao Tzu - “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants.”  
 Ben Jonson - “Art has an enemy called ignorance.”  
 Andre Maurois - “An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.”  
 Michael Korda - “Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.”  
 John Berger - “I can't tell you what art does and how it does it, but I know that often art has judged the judges, pleaded revenge to the innocent and shown to the future what the past suffered, so that it has never been forgotten. Art, when it functions like this, becomes a meeting-place of the invisible, the irreducible, the enduring, guts, and honor.”  
 Robert Townsend - “The artist must conceive with warmth yet execute with coolness.”  
 Robert Motherwell - “Wherever art appears, life disappears.”  
 Jacques Barzun - “The more a man cultivates the arts the less he fornicates. A more and more apparent cleavage occurs between the spirit and the brute.”  
 Henry Kissinger - “Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.”  
 Pablo Picasso - “If I spit, they will take my spit and frame it as great art.”  
 Ralph Emerson - “Artists must be sacrificed to their art.”  
 Northrop Frye - “Were art to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness.”  
 Ludwig Beethoven - “Art Who comprehends her With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess”  

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