— John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire
„Industry in art is a necessity - not a virtue - and any evidence of the same, in the production, is a blemish, not a quality; a proof, not of achievement, but of absolutely insufficient work, for work alone will efface the footsteps of work.“
— James McNeill Whistler, Propositions, 2
„The heaviest impact of the work of art is in the guts. Art does not reason. It manhandles you and changes you...“
— Lawrence Durrell British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer 1912 - 1990
„Acquire the art of detachment, the virtue of method, and the quality of thoroughness, but above all the grace of humility.“
— William Osler Canadian pathologist, physician, educator, bibliophile, historian, author, cofounder of Johns Hopkins Hospital 1849 - 1919
As quoted in The Book of Unusual Quotations (1957) by Rudolf Franz Flesch, p. 122.
„Any great work of art … revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world — the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air.“
— Leonard Bernstein American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist 1918 - 1990
"What Makes Opera Grand?", Vogue (December 1958)
„in the swastika, the mission of the struggle for the victory of the Aryan man, and, by the same token, the victory of the idea of creative work.“
— Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 př. n. l.
„Official science tried, by a conspiracy of silence, to kill the works of Marx, who by a theoretical and historical analysis of capitalism had proved that free competition gives rise to the concentration of production, which, in turn, at a certain stage of development, leads to monopoly.“
— Vladimir Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism: Full Text of 1916 Edition
— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Return of Sherlock Holmes
— Helena Petrovna Blavatsky occult writer 1831 - 1891
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
In: Tomás R. Villasante (1994), Las ciudades hablan: identidades y movimientos sociales en seis metrópolis latinoamericanas. p. 264.
— Booker T. Washington African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor 1856 - 1915
"Associate yourself with Men of good Quality if you Esteem your own Reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad Company." This was a French maxim, late 16th century, as quoted by George Washington in his "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation," Rule # 56 (ca. 1744) [http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documents/civility/transcript.html]