"And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves 'It's pretty, but is it Art?'"
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Rudyard Kipling 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."Rudyard Kipling on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Rudyard Kipling on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Rudyard Kipling on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Rudyard Kipling on Oscar Wilde
"He travels the fastest who travels alone."
"Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone."
"It's clever, but is it Art?"
"San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty."
"I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble."