Quotes 1

"In our time there are many artists who do something because it is new; they see their value and their justification in this newness. They are deceiving themselves; novelty is seldom the essential. This has to do with one thing only; making a subject better from its intrinsic nature."
> Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

"Wanna see my impression of Gauguin?"
> Vincent van Gui,
- not yet clear on the concept of Impressionism

"Art without craft is worthless."
> Henri de Toulouse-LaTech

"Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master."
> Leonardo da Vinci

"Don't erase all files (Yes/No)?"
> Vincent van Gui,
- in his first attempt at writing alert messages

"We are all the subjects of impressions, and some of us seek to convey the impressions to others. In the art of communicating impressions lies the power of generalizing without losing the logical connection of parts to the whole which satisfies the mind."
> George Inness

"Just because a work is produced on a computer, that doesn't mean it's computer art."
> Henri de Toulouse-LaTech,
- explaining Techno-Impressionism

"The wise man says 'why,' but never 'why me?'"
> Vincent van Gui

"It's very difficult for me to view digital art with these analog eyes."
> Henri de Toulouse-LaTech

"Stay off the critical path. You might run into a critic."
> Vincent van Gui

"The artist is likely to be looked upon with some uneasiness by the more conservative members of society... It may be a point of great pride to have a Van Gogh on the living room wall, but the prospect of having Van Gogh himself in the living room would put a good many devoted art lovers to rout."
> Ben Shahn

"Okay, so he gets tired of hanging around Paris painting ballet dancers. So he moves to America and heads out west to paint chorus girls."
> Andrew Lloyd Webmaster,
- on the plot for his new musical, "Degas in Vegas"

"If Vincent van Gogh had had a telephone we would not, today, have Vincent's letters to Theo. We would have Van Gogh's phone bills."
> Henri de Toulouse-LaTech

"Everyone on the Internet is issued a flamethrower. The trick is to use them to keep the atmosphere warm without turning each other into cinders."
> Vincent van Gui

"You look drawn."
> Henri de Toulouse-LaTech

"If sloth were an industry, I'd be General Motors."
> Vincent van Gui

"I want to do drawings which touch some people... in short, I want to progress so far that they will say of my work: He feels deeply, he feels tenderly - notwithstanding my so-called roughness, or perhaps even because of it."
> Vincent van Gogh

"It's not art if the same work could have been produced by vandalism."
> Pablo PigCasso

"I'm celebrating my twentieth anniversary in the computer business by leaving it."
> L' Architecte Karp

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