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A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.

by Diane Arbus Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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The death of Dr. Hudson is a loss to the republick of letters.

The death of Dr. Hudson is a loss to the republick of letters.

by William King Found in: Literature Quotes,
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You, the Spirit of the Settlement! ... Not understand that America is God's crucible, the great melting-pot where all the read more

You, the Spirit of the Settlement! ... Not understand that America is God's crucible, the great melting-pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming! Here, you stand, good folk, think I, when I see them at Ellis Island, here you stand in your fifty groups, with your fifty languages and histories, and your fifty blood hatreds and rivalries... - Melting Pot, The.

by Israel Zangwill Found in: Literature Quotes,
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In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith read more

In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.

by Ernst Fischer Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

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If a poet has any obligation toward society, it is to write well. Being in the minority, he has no read more

If a poet has any obligation toward society, it is to write well. Being in the minority, he has no other choice. Failing this duty, he sinks into oblivion. Society, on the other hand, has no obligation toward the poet. A majority by definition, society thinks of itself as having other options than reading verses, no matter how well written. Its failure to do so results in its sinking to that level of locution at which society falls easy prey to a demagogue or a tyrant. This is society's own equivalent of oblivion.

by Joseph Brodsky Found in: Literature Quotes,
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Literature is news that stays news.

Literature is news that stays news.

by Ezra Pound Found in: Literature Quotes,
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If the radiance of a thousand sunsWere to burst at once into the skyThat would be like the splendor of read more

If the radiance of a thousand sunsWere to burst at once into the skyThat would be like the splendor of the Mighty one --I am become Death,The shatterer of Worlds. - Bhagavad Gita.

by Hindu Spiritual Found in: Literature Quotes,
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Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

by Andre Gide Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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