Good art does not ennoble, it merely refines; and bad art does not degrade, it merely coarsens.
Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.
The artist-provocateur does more damage than he knows: he immunizes his audience against shock, and who cannot be shocked cannot be moved.
You call a man a cynic when you can’t call him wrong, and an idealist when you don’t want to.
If you wish to change a man’s beliefs, you have to give him something to replace them.
Any sufficiently naive use of the word “science” is indistinguishable from the word “magic.”
Beauty that does not in some way modify your standards for beauty is kitsch.
Sometimes it is the work of art that looks at you and finds you wanting.
Whether joy and suffering are regarded as immoral depends on which comes first.
Most of the great art ever produced has been destroyed, forgotten, or unrecognized.
Man oscillates continuously between wishing to remain exactly as he is and wishing to become something, anything else.