"A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Clive Bell 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."Clive Bell on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Clive Bell on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Clive Bell on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Clive Bell on Oscar Wilde
"Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age."
"Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind."