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"This universe, that I have extended a thousand times...has now shrunk to the narrow confines of my own body. Thus God likes it; so I too must like it."
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GALILEO

"I think it would be a good idea."
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MAHATMA GANDHI, (when asked what he thought of Western civilization)

"If everyone practiced an eye for an eye the whole world would be blind."
--MAHATMA GANDHI

"I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world."
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MAHATMA GANDHI

"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."
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JOSE ORTEGA Y GASSET

"Art is either plagiarism or revolution."
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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."
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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."
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HENRY GELDZAHLER

"The sculptor, and the painter also, should be trained in these liberal arts: grammar, geometry, philosophy, medicine, astronomy, perspective, history, anatomy, theory of design, arithmetic."
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LORENZO GHIBERTI

"Inspiration, even passion is indeed necessary for creative art, but the knowledge of the Science of Space, of the Theory of Proportions, far from narrowing the creative power of the artist, opens for him an infinite variety of choices within the realm of symphonic composition."
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MATILA GHYKA

"There is a geometry of art as there is a geometry of life, and, as the Greeks had guessed, they happen to be the same."
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MATILA GHYKA

"Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working."
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ALBERT GIACOMETTI

"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
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ANDRE GIDE

"When you learn to love hell, you will be in heaven."
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THADDEUS GOLAS

"The Pharisees and the Scribes have received the keys of knowledge, they have hidden them. They did not enter, and they did not let those (enter) who wished. But you become wise as serpents and innocent as doves."
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GNOSTIC GOSPELS

"Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self."
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JEAN-LUC GODARD

"Who possesses science and art possesses religion as well; Who possesses the first two not, O grant him religion."
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JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

"The beautiful is a manifestation of the secret laws of nature . . . When nature begins to reveal her open secrets to a person, he feels an irresistible longing for her most worthy interpreter, art."
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JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
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JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

"Supreme works of art, like most sublime products of nature are created by man in conformity with true natural laws. All that is invented collapses. Here is necessity. Here is God."
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JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words."
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JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

"Art is a continuation of the natural processes."
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JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

"...man needs a new kingdom; a kingdom in which the Idea is represented by the individual and not only by the whole; a kingdom in which the particular appears gifted with the character of the universal and the necessary. Such a world, however, is not present within sense reality; such a world must first be created by man, and this world is the world of Art -- a necessary third kingdom by the side of the kingdoms of the senses and of reason."
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JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

"The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them."
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JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

"Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable."
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JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

"All men are creative but few are artists."
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PAUL GOODMAN

"The feeling of awe and sense of wonder arises from the recognition of the deep mystery that surrounds us everywhere, and this feeling deepens as our knowledge grows."
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ANAGARIKA GOVINDA

"Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art."
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BALTASAR GRACIAN

"In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo de Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock."
--
GRAHAM GREENE

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