"The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."George Santayana on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."George Santayana on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."George Santayana on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."George Santayana on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."George Santayana on Oscar Wilde
"The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate they are green and vigorous in old age."
"Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart is led Unto the thinking of the thought divine."
"An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world."
"The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal."
"It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands."
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