Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight, my every pain is born.
Genius is eternal patience.
I couldn't give you something mediocre even if that's all you asked for.
I am still learning.
I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.