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Alfred de Vigny Quotes

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Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.
- Alfred de Vigny

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France, for example, loves at the same time history and the drama,
because the one explores the vast destinies of humanity,
and the other the individual lot of man.
- Alfred de Vigny

What is the use of theorizing as to wherein lies the charm that moves us?
- Alfred de Vigny

We live in an age of universal investigation,
and of exploration of the sources of all movements.
- Alfred de Vigny

 

On the day when man told the story of his life to man,
history was born.
- Alfred de Vigny

Of what use is the memory of facts, if not to serve
as an example of good or of evil?
- Alfred de Vigny

Of what use were the arts if they were only the reproduction
and the imitation of life?
- Alfred de Vigny


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But it is the province of religion, of philosophy,
of pure poetry only, to go beyond life,
beyond time, into eternity.
- Alfred de Vigny

No writer, no matter how gifted, immortalizes himself
unless he has crystallized into expressive and original
phrase the eternal sentiments and yearnings of the human heart.
- Alfred de Vigny

Do you not see with your own eyes the chrysalis fact
assume by degrees the wings of fiction?
- Alfred de Vigny

The human mind, I believe, cares for the True only
in the general character of an epoch.
- Alfred de Vigny

Of late years (perhaps as a result of our political
changes) art has borrowed from history more than ever.
- Alfred de Vigny

The study of social progress is to-day not less needed
in literature than is the analysis of the human heart.
- Alfred de Vigny

The acts of the human race on the world's stage have
doubtless a coherent unity,
but the meaning of the vast tragedy enacted will be
visible only to the eye of God,
until the end, which will reveal it perhaps to the last man.
- Alfred de Vigny

We shall find in our troubled hearts,
where discord reigns, two needs which seem at variance,
but which merge, as I think, in a common source -
the love of the true,
and the love of the fabulous.
- Alfred de Vigny

Do you know that charming part of our country which
has been called the garden of France -
that spot where,
amid verdant plains watered by wide streams,
one inhales the purest air of heaven?
- Alfred de Vigny

From this, without doubt, sprang the fable.
Man created it thus, because it was not given him to
see more than himself and nature,
which surrounds him; but he created it true with a truth all its own.
- Alfred de Vigny

One might almost reckon mathematically that,
having undergone the double composition of public opinion and of the author,
their history reaches us at third hand and is thus
separated by two stages from the original fact.
- Alfred de Vigny

What it values most of all is the sum total of events
and the advance of civilization,
which carries individuals along with it;
but,
indifferent to details, it cares less to have them real than noble or,
rather, grand and complete.
- Alfred de Vigny

Just as we descend into our consciences to judge of
actions which our minds can not weigh,
can we not also search in ourselves for the feeling
which gives birth to forms of thought,
always vague and cloudy?
- Alfred de Vigny

I think, then, that man, after having satisfied his first longing for facts,
wanted something fuller - some grouping,
some adaptation to his capacity and experience,
of the links of this vast chain of events which his sight could not take in.
- Alfred de Vigny

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Your life is the manifestation of your dream;
it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if
you aren't enjoying the dream.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome.
No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head,
and the heart of man go together.
- John Ruskin

When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others,
to bring them into the process.
- Jim Hodges

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
- Harry S. Truman

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward
what is arcane and concealed.
- Khalil Gibran

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

Treat a work of art like a prince.
Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself,
and dies of all others.
- Albert Camus

The principles of true art is not to portray,
but to evoke.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Thomas Merton

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
- Pablo Picasso

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.
- Roy Lichtenstein

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
- Marshall McLuhan

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.
- Paul Gauguin

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you
hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Laurence J. Peter

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is
an invention of philosophers...
What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
- Arne Jacobsen

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters,
is simplicity.
- Walt Whitman

The more horrifying this world becomes,
the more art becomes abstract.
- Ellen Key

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
- Henry A. Kissinger

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
- John Updike

Every human is an artist.
The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Gossip is the art of saying nothing
in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.
- Walter Winchell

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France

Art is the stored honey of the human soul,
gathered on wings of misery and travail.
- Theodore Dreiser

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art;
men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
- E. M. Forster

Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin


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