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Henry Ellis Quotes and Sayings
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All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
- Henry Ellis

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Every artist writes his own autobiography.
- Henry Ellis

Dreams are real as long as they last.
Can we say more of life?
- Henry Ellis

The omnipresent process of sex, as it is woven into
the whole texture of our man's or woman's body,
is the pattern of all the process of our life.
- Henry Ellis

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All civilization has from time to time become a thin
crust over a volcano of revolution.
- Henry Ellis

A sublime faith in human imbecility has seldom led
those who cherish it astray.
- Henry Ellis

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
- Henry Ellis


A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.
- Henry Ellis

Men who know themselves are no longer fools.
They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
- Henry Ellis

The byproduct is sometimes more valuable than the product.
- Henry Ellis

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
- Henry Ellis

To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men.
- Henry Ellis

Man lives by imagination.
- Henry Ellis

The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.
- Henry Ellis

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.
- Henry Ellis

Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money,
and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.
- Henry Ellis

Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn
to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.
- Henry Ellis

The mathematician has reached the highest rung on the ladder of human thought.
- Henry Ellis

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving,
the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere
translation or abstraction from life;
it is life itself.
- Henry Ellis

'Charm' - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force -
is indispensable to women.
Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.
- Henry Ellis

The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
- Henry Ellis

It is only the great men who are truly obscene.
If they had not dared to be obscene,
they could never have dared to be great.
- Henry Ellis

I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians,
a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking
to fight his way back to happiness.
- Henry Ellis

One can know nothing of giving aught that is worthy
to give unless one also knows how to take.
- Henry Ellis

The greatest task before civilization at present is
to make machines what they ought to be,
the slaves, instead of the masters of men.
- Henry Ellis

Pain and death are part of life.
To reject them is to reject life itself.
- Henry Ellis

However well organized the foundations of life may be,
life must always be full of risks.
- Henry Ellis

There has never been any country at every moment so
virtuous and so wise that it has not sometimes needed to be saved from itself.
- Henry Ellis

The prevalence of suicide, without doubt,
is a test of height in civilization;
it means that the population is winding up its nervous
and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension
and that sometimes it snaps.
- Henry Ellis

The art of dancing stands at the source of all the
arts that express themselves first in the human person.
The art of building, or architecture,
is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person;
and in the end they unite.
- Henry Ellis

It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art.
It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so.
For that is always how he has more or less acted it.
- Henry Ellis

If men and women are to understand each other,
to enter into each other's nature with mutual sympathy,
and to become capable of genuine comradeship,
the foundation must be laid in youth.
- Henry Ellis

The family only represents one aspect,
however important an aspect, of a human being's functions and activities.
A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse,
only when we have taken into our consideration the
social as well as the family relationship.
- Henry Ellis

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
- Henry A. Kissinger

The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

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

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
- Twyla Tharp

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

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

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

All art is autobiographical.
The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
- Federico Fellini

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

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

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

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

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

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

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
- Jean Rostand

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

Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

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

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
- Paul Gauguin

Drawing is the honesty of the art.
There is no possibility of cheating.
It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali

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

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art is not a study of positive reality,
it is the seeking for ideal truth.
- John Ruskin

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

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
- Arne Jacobsen

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward
what is arcane and concealed.
- Khalil Gibran

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

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