"Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Saint Augustine 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."Saint Augustine on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Saint Augustine on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Saint Augustine on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Saint Augustine on Oscar Wilde
"What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels."
"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul."
"Beauty is indeed a good gift of God but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked."
"Love is the beauty of the soul."
"My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is."