"The true art of memory is the art of attention."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Samuel Johnson 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."Samuel Johnson on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Samuel Johnson on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Samuel Johnson on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Samuel Johnson on Oscar Wilde
"There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex."
"Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed."
"If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair."
"Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth."
"There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible."