"I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Khalil Gibran 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."Khalil Gibran on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Khalil Gibran on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Khalil Gibran on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Khalil Gibran on Oscar Wilde
"Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed."
"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens."
"Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand."
"Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror."
"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love."