"He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Arthur Balfour 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."Arthur Balfour on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Arthur Balfour on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Arthur Balfour on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Arthur Balfour on Oscar Wilde
"Enthusiasm moves the world."
"It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth."