"Pictures must not be too picturesque."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Ralph Waldo Emerson 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."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Ralph Waldo Emerson on Oscar Wilde
"All diseases run into one, old age."
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."
"Each age, it is found, must write its own books or rather, each generation for the next succeeding."
"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
"Every artist was first an amateur."