Benjamin Haydon quotes

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Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfe ...
One of the surest evidences of an elevated taste is the power of enjoying works of impassioned terrorism, in poetry, and painting. ...
The explanation of the propensity of the English people to portrait painting is to be found in their relish for a Fact. Let a man ...
The longer a man lives in this world the more he must be convinced that all domestic quarrels had better never be obtruded on the ...
The only legitimate artists in England are the architects.
The great difficulty is first to win a reputation; the next to keep it while you live; and the next to preserve it after you die, ...
Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a ...
This is an age of intellectual sauces, of essence, of distillation. We have "conclusions" without deductions, "abridgments of hist ...
There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
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