Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.
With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
All art is quite useless.
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.