“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.”

— Edgar Degas —

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— Mason Cooley —

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“The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.”

— Abraham Lincoln —

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“The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies.”

— Cesare Pavese —

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“Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.”

— Arthur Schopenhauer —

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“Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.”

— Walter Winchell —

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“Art is man’s expression of his joy in labor.”

— Henry A. Kissinger —

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“One must act in painting as in life, directly.”

— Picasso Pablo —

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“It seems almost backwards to me that my music seems the more emotional outlet, and the art stuff seems more about ideas.”

— David Byrne —

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