"When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Denis Diderot 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."Denis Diderot on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Denis Diderot on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Denis Diderot on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Denis Diderot on Oscar Wilde
"When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music."
"Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth."
"The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find."
"There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint."
"People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm."