"It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Nicolas Chamfort 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."Nicolas Chamfort on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Nicolas Chamfort on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Nicolas Chamfort on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Nicolas Chamfort on Oscar Wilde
"Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life."
"The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society."
"Most of those who make collections of verse or epigram are like men eating cherries or oysters: they choose out the best at first, and end by eating all."
"Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich."
"Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death."