"Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue."

Benjamin Haydon
Benjamin Haydon "Correspondence and Table Talk"

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Abstainer, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If we had had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes."

Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky "My Life"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication."

Rebecca West
Rebecca West "Ending In Earnest"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A sober man may become a drunkard through being a coward. A brave man may become a coward through being a drunkard."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The search for truth is more precious than its possession."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The family that prays together stays together."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An optimist is the human personification of spring."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We should try to be the parents of our future rather than the offspring of our past."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Collected Essays"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Love means the body, the soul, the life, the entire being. We feel love as we feel the warmth of our blood, we breathe love as we breathe air, we hold it in ourselves as we hold our thoughts. Nothing more exists for us."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Philosophy triumphs easily over past and future evils; but present evils triumph over it."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I see the triumph of good over evil as a manifestation of the error-correcting process of evolution."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Human reason is by nature architectonic."

Immanuel Kant
Immanuel Kant "Critique of Pure Reason"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Even if we accept, as the basic tenet of true democracy, that one moron is equal to one genius, is it necessary to go a further step and hold that two morons are better than one genius?"


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms - hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Lives based on having are less free than lives based either on doing or on being."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It doesn't matter who you vote for, the government always gets in."

 graffito, London, 70's
graffito, London, 70's

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People can have the Model T in any colour - so long as it's black."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them."

Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell "Gone with the Wind"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We all are born mad. Some remain so."

Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett "Waiting for Godot"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Television is bubble gum for the eyes."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The heart is blind; but love is not blind. None of the gods is so discriminating."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Writers are as jealous as pigeons."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"My first car was painted red down one side and blue down the other to confuse witnesses in case of an accident."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation - or a relationship."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is the known and there is the unknown. In between are The Doors."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity in the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

Thomas Jefferson letter to John Taylor
Thomas Jefferson letter to John Taylor

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You get old only when you start having more memories than dreams."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?"


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Conscience: keeps more people awake than coffee."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)