"Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Edmund Burke 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."Edmund Burke on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Edmund Burke on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Edmund Burke on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Edmund Burke on Oscar Wilde
"But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever."
"The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth."
"Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation."
"Beauty is the promise of happiness."
"Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty."