Henry Fuseli Quotes.
Heaven and earth, advantages and obstacles, conspire to educate genius.
All actions and attitudes of children are graceful because they are the luxuriant and immediate offspring of the moment – divested of affectation and free from all pretense.
Art, like love, excludes all competition and absorbs the man.
Expression alone can invest beauty with supreme and lasting command over the eye.
When we idealize the real, we sacrifice to artistic fancy.
Art among a religious race produces reliques [sic]; among a military one, trophies; among a commercial one, articles of trade.
The price of excellence is labor, and time that of immortality.
Life is rapid, art is slow, occasion coy, practice fallacious, and judgment partial.
Ancient art was the tyrant of Egypt, the mistress of Greece and the servant of Rome.
Indiscriminate pursuit of perfection infallibly leads to mediocrity.
Selection is the invention of the landscape painter.
Tintoretto attempted to fill the line of Michelangelo with color, without tracing its principle.
Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence exist in each individual of the species, can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.