Speaking of quotes that have moved and inspired me:
“The artist has only to take care that everything stands clearly before us in its most authentic form so that we can sense it. He is on guard against all that is vague or ineffective, zealous to find the most accurate depiction of all objects, and diligent in thinking of a good form for his work whereby its totality becomes intervvesting.”
– Johann Georg Sulzer, General Theory of the Fine Arts (1771-74)
I was going to write a reflection, but wouldn’t that have defeated the point?