Reaching Out For Your Own Portrait

How you can reach out to paint your own portrait



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All art is quite useless. - Oscar Wilde

The modern work of art is a symbol. - Herbert Read

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art. - Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Maintenance is as much art as it is science. - Unknown

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. - Jonathan Swift

Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life. - Oscar Wilde

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. - Susan Sontag

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. - Oscar Wilde

Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century. - Marshall McLuhan

The success that the Tolkien books had redefined modern fantasy. - George R.R. Martin

The Iranians and Persians are excellent at the art of negotiation. - Donald Trump

Some of my best friends are illusions. Been sustaining me for years. - Sheila Ballantyne

I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy. - Marilyn Monroe

Tact is the art of convincing people that they know more than you do. - Raymond Mortimer

The great art of life is sensation; to feel that we exist, even in pain. - Lord Byron

In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn't creak. - Tom Robbins

Where beams of imagination play,
The memory's soft figures melt away. - Alexander Pope

Life beats down and crushes the soul, but art reminds you that you have one. - Stella Adler

A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache. - Catherine the Great

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. - John Dewey

Dancing is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made. - Ted Shawn

The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity. - Andre Gide

Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure. - Scott Adams

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature but beautiful old people are works of art. - Unknown

A half finished shawl left on the coffee table isn't a mess; it's an object of art. - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the fantasy and science fiction cons. - Fred Saberhagen

What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying. - Oscar Wilde

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient, whilst Mother Nature takes care of the cure. - Voltaire

Psychiatry is the art of teaching people how to stand on their own two feet while reclining on couches. - Sigmund Freud

The imagination exercises a powerful influence over every act of sense, thought, reason, over every idea. - Latin Proverb

A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate. - Donald Trump

I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast importance. Of course I could be prejudiced. I am a visual art. - Kermit The Frog

Despite all our toil and progress, the art of medicine still falls somewhere between trout casting and spook writing. - Ben Hecht

I'm always astonished by a forest. It makes me realise that the fantasy of nature is much larger than my own fantasy. - Gunter Grass

Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. - Gloria Steinem

Every act of perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination. - Gerard M. Edelman

We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. - Pablo Picasso

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Horace Walpole

We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die. - W H Auden

Humility is becoming a lost art, but it's not difficult to practice. It means that you realize that others have been involved in your success. - Harvey Mackay


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12-Dec-2017