"Modernity is the transitory the fugitive the contingent which make up one half of art the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element which is constantly changing must not be despised or neglected."
"Our religion is itself profoundly sad - a religion of universal anguish and one which because of its very catholicity grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each mans own language - so long as he knows anguish and is a painter."
"The lover of life makes the whole world into his family just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found from those that could be found and those who are impossible to find."
"An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion."