Sermon quotes on art
All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us that we are all more alike than we are unalike.
Letter to My Daughter (New York; Random House, 2008), p.65.
Art is the representation not of the body but of the forces which created the body.
Report to Greco, Faber & Faber, 1961, p.150.
Man is a creature who makes pictures of himself, and then comes to resemble that picture.
“Metaphysics and Ethics,” in Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on Philosophy and Literature, ed. Peter J. Conradi (London: Chatto & Windus, 1997), 75.
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Taken from On the Tranquility of the Mind
Vincent van Gogh
When I have a terrible need of — shall I say the word — religion, then I go out and paint the stars.
Leonardo da Vinci
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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