• Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.
    Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.
    ~ D. W. Winnicott
  • The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
    The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
    ~ Jane Austen
  • I like dominating women as they are more competent.
    I like dominating women as they are more competent.
    ~ Soumik Sen, on whether Bengali women are dominating
  • Watching actors heartily applauding the Oscar winners you will see how good at acting they all are.
    Watching actors heartily applauding the Oscar winners you will see how good at acting they all are.
    ~ Kaushik Basu, on the Oscars
  • Good entertainment often is not artistic. Good art often is entertaining.
    Good entertainment often is not artistic. Good art often is entertaining.
    ~ Oscar Wilde
  • We are the clay, and thou art our potter.
    We are the clay, and thou art our potter.
    ~ The Bible, Isaiah 64:8
  • The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
    The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.
    ~ Jean Cocteau
  • What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.
    What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.
    ~ Augustus Homer Saint-Gaudens
  • The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
    The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
    ~ Tom Clancy
  • Writing is thinking on paper.
    Writing is thinking on paper.
    ~ William Zinsser