Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets.
Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.
To have friends, you know, one need only be good-natured; but when a man has no enemy left there must be something mean about him.
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune ... to lose both seems like carelessness.
It is only the unimaginative who ever invents. The true artist is known by the use he makes of what he annexes.
The sign of a Philistine age is the cry of immorality against art.
Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.
Nothing is impossible in Russia but reform.