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Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Film will only become an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.
Look out! Be on your guard, because alone of all the arts, music moves all around you.
The ultimate politeness in art consists of speaking only to those who are able to uncover and measure its relationships. Anything else is symbolic, and symbolism is merely transcendental imagery.
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July 5, 1889
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