"The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Francis Bacon 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."Francis Bacon on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Francis Bacon on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Francis Bacon on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Francis Bacon on Oscar Wilde
"Age appears to be best in four things old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
"I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."
"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses."
"Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy."
"A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green."