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Andre Malraux Quotes

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Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

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To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
- Andre Malraux

The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves is what I call hell.
- Andre Malraux

Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.
- Andre Malraux

 

And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own.
- Andre Malraux

War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.
- Andre Malraux

Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale;
and he wishes that it were.
- Andre Malraux

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All art is a revolt against man's fate.
- Andre Malraux

Communism destroys democracy.
Democracy can also destroy Communism.
- Andre Malraux

An art book is a museum without walls.
- Andre Malraux

Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering,
there is nothing real.
- Andre Malraux

To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now,
I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are
paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.
- Andre Malraux

There is always a need for intoxication:
China has opium,
Islam has hashish, the West has woman.
- Andre Malraux

Always, however brutal an age may actually have been,
its style transmits its music only.
- Andre Malraux

There are not fifty ways of fighting,
there's only one, and that's to win.
Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases.
- Andre Malraux

The crucial discovery was made that,
in order to become painting,
the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.
- Andre Malraux

The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love.
To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone -
even to himself.
- Andre Malraux

Genius is not perfected, it is deepened.
It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
- Andre Malraux

Then I despair...
I remember that all through history,
the way of truth and love has always won.
There have been murderers and tyrants,
and for a time they can seem invincible.
But in the end they always fall.
Think of it always.
- Andre Malraux

Often the difference between a successful person and
a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas,
but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas,
to take a calculated risk - and to act.
- Andre Malraux

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

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance.
- Aristotle

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Your life is the manifestation of your dream;
it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if
you aren't enjoying the dream.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Great art picks up where nature ends.
- Marc Chagall

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Thomas Merton

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
- Jonathan Swift

When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others,
to bring them into the process.
- Jim Hodges

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Take time today to appreciate beauty -
natural beauty, art, people.
Slow down, breathe deeply, smile.
It's a beautiful world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than
to continue living for art.
- Clara Schumann

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.
- Kary Mullis

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
- Salvador Dali

People say conversation is a lost art;
how often I have wished it were.
- Edward R. Murrow

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
- Marshall McLuhan

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The more horrifying this world becomes,
the more art becomes abstract.
- Ellen Key

Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
- Pablo Picasso

So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

Treat a work of art like a prince.
Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

A guilty conscience needs to confess.
A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art;
men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
- E. M. Forster

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
- Marshall McLuhan

When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Art doesn't transform.
It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein

Art is the right hand of Nature.
The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome.
No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.
- Robert Delaunay

Art hurts.
Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes

To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men,
is the same as saying of some kind of food that it
is very good but that most people can't eat it.
- Leo Tolstoy

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
- John Updike

The principles of true art is not to portray,
but to evoke.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head,
and the heart of man go together.
- John Ruskin

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson


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