Our moods do not believe in each other.?To-day I am full of thoughts, and can write what I please.? I see no reason why I should not have the same thought, the same power of expression, to-morrow.? What I write, whilst I write it, seems the most natural thing in the world; but yesterday I saw a dreary vacuity in this direction in which now I see so much; and a month hence, I doubt not, I shall wonder who he was that wrote so many continuous pages.? Alas for this infirm faith, this will not strenuous, this vast ebb of a vast flow!?I am God in nature; I am a weed by the wall.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things... it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface.
The people who call my work 'abstract' are imbeciles... what they call 'abstract' is in fact the purest realism, the reality of which is not represented by external form but by the idea behind it, the essence of the work.
The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.
The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained. Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute.
The variety of intonations which it acquires evinces in the child great delicacy of impression and of expression ; hence the faculty of forming general ideas. All we do is to aid it in grasping these ideas by suggesting our words.
In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness.
Of the many forms of false culture, a premature converse with abstractions is perhaps the most likely to prove fatal to the growth of a masculine vigour of intellect.
Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.
To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father.
Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.
I came, I saw, I conquered.
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
In earlier religions the spirit of the time was expressed through the individual and confirmed by miracles. In modern religions the spirit is expressed through the many and confirmed by reason.
I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Smiles form the channels of a future tear.
As the imagination is not a talent of some men but is the health of every man, so also is this joy of musical expression.
The "axis mundi", seen in the sky in the form of the Milky Way, appears in the ceremonial house in the form of a sacred pole.
If bad decorating was a hanging offense, there'd be bodies hanging from every tree!