It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
It takes two to get one in trouble.
The mind of the painter must resemble a mirror, which always takes the colour of the object it reflects and is completely occupied by the images of as many objects as are in front of it.
When a man becomes a writer, I think he takes on a sacred obligation to produce beauty and enlightenment and comfort at top speed.
A man's character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him.