Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
Art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing (in the sense of not having arrived!).
The possession of anything begins in the mind.
To see a thing uncolored by one's own personal preferences and desires is to see it in its own pristine simplicity.
Discard all thoughts of reward, all hopes of praise an fears of blame, all awareness of one's bodily. And, finally closing the avenues of sense perception, let the spirit out, as it will.
Character is to the soul what outward appearances is to the body. A man's genuineness and refinement should not reveal themselves directly; they should express themselves only indirectly as an effect from within.