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All art is quite useless.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

No great artist ever sees things as they really are, if he did he would cease to be an artist.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.

Author: Robert Wilson (1941)

Profession: American Theater Director, Designer

The artist must conceive with warmth yet execute with coolness.

Author: Winkelmann

Profession:

This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave.

Author: Thomas Wolfe (1931)

Profession: American Author, Journalist

The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.

Author: Thomas Wolfe (1931)

Profession: American Author, Journalist

It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found.

Author: George E. Woodberry (1855-1930)

Profession: American Literary Critic

Is there not an art, a music, and a stream of words that shalt be life, the acknowledged voice of life?

Author: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Profession: British Poet

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.

Author: Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959)

Profession: American Architect

Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.

Author: Yu Cao (1910)

Profession: Chinese Dramatist

There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.

Author: Mao Zedong (1893-1976)

Profession: Founder of Chinese Communist State

I am an artist… I am here to live out loud.

Author: Emile Zola (1840-1902)

Profession: French Novelist