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Wine is a clog to the pen, not an inspiration. - Mark Twain

Wine is a clog to the pen, not an inspiration.

Mark Twain
The Difference Between Art and Life is that Art is More Bearable. - Charles Bukowski

The Difference Between Art and Life is that Art is More Bearable.

Charles Bukowski
To do a dull thing with style-now that's what I call art. - Charles Bukowski

To do a dull thing with style-now that's what I call art.

Charles Bukowski
I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you. - Frida Kahlo

I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.

Frida Kahlo

I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.

Frida Kahlo
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. - Frida Kahlo

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.

Frida Kahlo
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Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are a bourbon biscuit. - Frida Kahlo

Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are a bourbon biscuit.

Frida Kahlo
The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do. - Andy Warhol

The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.

Andy Warhol

Years later, I figured out why he (Ivan Karp) was such a successful art dealer-this may sound strange, but I believe it was because art was his second love. He seemed to love literature more, and he put the serious side of his nature into that...Some people are even better at their second love than their first, maybe because when they care too much, it freezes them, but knowing there's something they'd rather be doing gives them a certain freedom.

Andy Warhol

You can scream at me, call me for a shoot at midnight, keep me waiting for hours - as long as what ends up on the screen is perfect.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

You don't really see a muscle as a part of you, in a way. You see it as a thing. You look at it as a thing and you say well this thing has to be built a little longer, the bicep has to be longer; or the tricep has to be thicker here in the elbow area. And you look at it and it doesn't even seem to belong to you. Like a sculpture. Then after looking at it a sculptor goes in with his thing and works a little bit, and you do maybe then some extra forced reps to get this lower part out. You form it. Just like a sculpture.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Art is my life and my life is art. - Yoko Ono

Art is my life and my life is art.

Yoko Ono
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Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture. - Helen Hayes

Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.

Helen Hayes
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Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. - Albert Camus

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.

Albert Camus
I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. - Frida Kahlo

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.

Frida Kahlo

Success and failure on the public level never mattered much to me, in fact I feel more at home with the latter, having breathed deep of its vivifying air all my writing life up to the last couple of years.

Samuel Beckett