"What is art? Nature concentrated."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Honore de Balzac 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."Honore de Balzac on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Honore de Balzac on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Honore de Balzac on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Honore de Balzac on Oscar Wilde
"Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty."
"One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul."
"If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye."
"Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless."
"The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute."