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Metaphor is the lifeblood of art, if it is not art itself. Metaphor is our vocabulary for connecting what we’re experiencing now with what we have experienced before.

— Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit  <link>

What the artist wishes to do—as far as you are concerned—is to take you out of yourself. As far as he is concerned, he wishes to express himself.

— Ford Madox Ford  <link>

You can’t have art without resistance in the materials.

— William Morris  <link>

The intricacies of theology are not usually what concerns the artist. They’re concerned with the big, beautiful fundamentals, and there I have never had any problem. In fact, anybody who has a narrow sense of their religion, whether they’re Jew or Christian or Muslim or whatever, has only to look long and intelligently at the great work of another tradition and they will see what the religions have in common.

— Sister Wendy Beckett  <link>