Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul.
One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.
I regard as a mortal sin not only the lying of the senses in matters of love, but also the illusion which the senses seek to create where love is only partial. I say, I believe, that one must love with all of one's being, or else live, come what may, a life of complete chastity.
He who draws noble delights from the sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
No one makes a revolution by himself; and there are some revolutions which humanity accomplishes without quite knowing how, because it is everybody who takes them in hand.
The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession.
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