“The natural condition of Artistic Creation is servitude–but servitude, voluntary, supported by charity, surrounded by leisure!” (1929)
“The lyric mood must be kept at all costs and preserved from the terrible enmity of active life. The spirit of the times and of our country is dead against that leisure without which true Religion and true art cannot flourish.” (December 1924)
“Science is only concerned with the truth of present expediently.
“Art extends that truth back in time into permanent beauty materially.
“Religion projects that truth forward in time into eternal goodness spiritually.” (1961)
“Art is necessary precisely because life is so filled with duty and routine that an interesting record of life must remind all of us of the importance of our existence.” (1942)
“Art is the challenge of life, calling the bluff of sustenance, of ‘bread alone’.” (October 1932)