Great Throughts Treasury

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Life is a romantic business. It is painting a picture, not doing a sum; but you have to make the romance, and it will come to the question how much fire you have in your belly.

Business | Character | Life | Life | Question | Romance | Will |

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

Style supposes the reunion and the exercise of all the intellectual faculties. The style is the man.

Man | Style | Wisdom |

Samuel Butler

A man's work whether in music, painting or literature is always a portrait of himself.

Literature | Man | Music | Wisdom | Work |

Samuel Butler

Communication of all kinds is like painting - a compromise with impossibilities.

Wisdom |

Edgar Degas, born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas

In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.

Means | Wisdom |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Generally speaking, an author's style is a faithful copy of his mind. If you would write a lucid style, let there first be light in your own mind; and if you would write a grand style, you ought to have a grand character.

Character | Light | Mind | Style | Wisdom |

Nathan Goldstein

One of the characteristics of great drawing is the artist's wholehearted acceptance of his own style and character. It is as if the drawing says for the artist, "Here I am."

Acceptance | Character | Style | Wisdom |

Sydney Smith

Dress covers the mortal body and adorns it, but style is the vehicle of the spirit.

Body | Mortal | Spirit | Style | Wisdom |

Simonides, aka Simonedes of Ceos NULL

Painting is silent poetry, poetry painting that speaks.

Poetry | Wisdom |

Howard Sparks

The art of our era is not art, but technology. Today Rembrandt is painting automobiles; Shakespeare is writing research reports.

Art | Era | Research | Technology | Wisdom | Writing | Art |

Lawrence Sterne, alternatively Laurence Sterne

Both music and painting add a spirit to devotion, and elevate the ardor.

Devotion | Music | Spirit | Wisdom |

Richard Grant White

Unconsciousness is one of the most important conditions of a good style in speaking or in writing.

Good | Important | Style | Unconsciousness | Wisdom | Writing |

Robert Aris Willmott

Whatever is pure is also simple. It does not keep the eye on itself. The observer forgets the window in the landscape it displays. A fine style gives the view of fancy--its figures, its trees, or its palaces,--without a spot.

Style | Wisdom |

Paul Gardner

A painting is never finished. It simply stops in interesting places.

James M. Gillis

Art is revelation. If painting shows only what is there, it is not art. Art like fine music or high literature must carry the beholder beyond this world and all that appears in it, transport him to the shores of the eternal world and enable him to see and hear the things not given to the tongue of man to utter.

Art | Eternal | Literature | Man | Music | Revelation | World | Art |

Nick Catalina

Imagine your life is a painting in progress and you are the artist. Each new moment, a blank space on your canvas. The ones painted are your past. Each new moment, another brush stroke, created from your hand, moved by spirit, mind, heart and soul. Strive to make your painting a "masterpiece," and alas - when it is finished, Life will proclaim, "Ahh yes ... well done!"

Heart | Life | Life | Mind | Past | Progress | Soul | Space | Spirit | Will |

Richard Avedon

Start with a style and you are in chains, start with an idea and you are free.

Style |

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

It is the fashion to style the present moment an extraordinary crisis.

Present | Style |