Irving Stone Quotes

Irving Stone Quotes: An artist without ideas is a mendicant; barren, he goes begging among the hours.
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Irving Stone Quote: An artist would not rise above the mediocrity if he condemns it.
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Quotes about Irving Stone: I will be an artist. I am sure I will. [Vincent Van Gogh]
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Quote about Irving Stone: Who wants to do good in this world must deny oneself. A man does not live on this Earth to be happy or to be honest only - he has to do great things for humanity, achieve the generosity of the spirit and rise above the banality where most of the people are drowning and wasting their days.
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Irving Stone Sayings: The maximum value of art is that it allows the artist to express himself.
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Irving Stone Saying: The one who has not seen Paris in the morning does not know how beautiful it is.
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Sayings about Irving Stone: He had been standing still; for an artist, one of the more painful forms of death.
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Saying about Irving Stone: Religion will never show the way.
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Irving Stone Quotes: ...that horrible moment of suspense when the artist shows one of his creations to strange eyes for the first time.
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Irving Stone Quote: Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.
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Quotes about Irving Stone: The real artist while he paints does not think of the sale, only of the need to make a beautiful living thing.
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Quote about Irving Stone: How can a young person learn whether he chose the correct way? He thinks he has a special idea, and then he discovers that he is completely inappropriate for it.
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Irving Stone Sayings: I spend several years trying to get inside the brain and heart of my subjects, listening to the interior monologues in their letters, and when I have to bridge the chasms between the factual evidence, I try to make an intuitive leap through the eyes and motivation of the person I'm writing about.
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Irving Stone Saying: I cannot draw a human figure if I don't know the order of his bones, muscles or tendons. Same is that I cannot draw a human face if I don't know what's going on his mind and heart. In order to paint life one must understand not only anatomy, but what people feel and think about the world they live in. The painter who knows his own craft and nothing else will turn out to be a very superficial artist.
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Sayings about Irving Stone: When I have trouble writing, I step outside my studio into the garden and pull weeds until my mind clears--I find weeding to be the best therapy there is for writer's block.
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Saying about Irving Stone: Nature always resists the artist at the beginning.
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Irving Stone Quotes: One should not become an artist because he can, but because he must. It is only for those who would be miserable without it.
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Irving Stone Quote: Our secret thoughts - do they ever show up? The small flame of our soul can be burning hot, but no one comes to its warmth. Passersby see only a small whiff going through the chimney. Don't we need to take care of that flame, cherish it and patiently wait until someone will come and sit at it, do we?
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