"Art and works of art do not make an artist sense and enthusiasm and instinct do."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel 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."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Oscar Wilde
"There is no self-knowledge but an historical one. No one knows what he himself is who does not know his fellow men, especially the most prominent one of the community, the master's master, the genius of the age."
"Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger, there the sweetest pain here consuming hatred, there the childlike smile of serene humility."
"Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation."
"In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible."
"An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog."
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