Quotes That Inspire Me

In art:

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” Oscar Wilde

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” Andre Gide

“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”

—CS Lewis

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. “ —Aristotle

In Life:

“Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” —Proverbs 16:8,9 (NIV)

In religion:

“A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.”

“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.”

“If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.”

—CS Lewis