"Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Ambrose Bierce 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."Ambrose Bierce on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Ambrose Bierce on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Ambrose Bierce on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde
"Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age."
"Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age."
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret."
"Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic."
"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art."