Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
There is only one way to put an end to evil, and that is to do good for evil.
I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means – except by getting off his back.
Art is a human activity consisting in this, that one man consciously, by means of certain external signs, hands on to others feelings he has lived through, and that other people are infected by these feelings, and also experience them.
Work is the inevitable condition of human life, the true source of welfare.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen.
What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.