"Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Remy de Gourmont 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."Remy de Gourmont on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Remy de Gourmont on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Remy de Gourmont on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Remy de Gourmont on Oscar Wilde
"Man has made use of his intelligence, he invented stupidity."
"We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence."