By Octavio Paz
In the world, there exists no aesthetic plane, not even the aesthetic plane of goodness.
All efforts to make politics aesthetic culminate in one thing, war.
Aesthetic life is not something sophisticated – that’s a humanistic lie. Aesthetic life is as integral to being human as building sandcastles on the beach and giving your children names.
Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Art will survive, artists won’t.
In judging of a beautiful statue, the aesthetic faculty is absolutely and completely gratified by the splendid curves of those marble lips that are dumb to our complaint, the noble modeling of those limbs that are powerless to help us.
Art has the qualities of aesthetic beauty, purity, transcendence.
Love is an aesthetic, studded with fairy tales.
Nature is the art of God.
It’s odd that there is a high level of appreciation of nature. There is the aesthetic side that really loves nature and beauty.
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
Art has the answers to many of the questions we weren’t brave enough to ask.
True art comes from flying with the madness so close you burn your eyelashes.
All art is in revolution of tyranny.
Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
Anne’s work reaches a broad audience. She had a one-woman show in the Red Light District of San Francisco at the Shooting Gallery next to a park where they actually do shoot up. You can’t predict where her art will go, just that it will.