Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

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Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself - and thus make yourself indispensable.

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Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.

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Dare to be yourself.

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Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. Le traite du Narcisse (1891)

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It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

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It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.

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Know thyself? A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever observes himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who wanted to know itself well would never become a butterfly.

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Obtain from yourself all that makes complaining useless. No longer implore from others what you yourself can obtain.

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Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.

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