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"Then again the great artist, besides aiming at perfection of form searches for truth. He never, in any of his works, allows what he knows to be false to remain. If he believes a work to be false in any part he will change, destroy or abandon it. The longer he works the more exacting he becomes in the demand for what is true. This insistence upon truth is of great importance today. The invention of atomic weapons is a far less sinister threat to human happiness than the discovery of the power of untruth. The realisation this it is possible to influence millions by the deliberately told lie is one of the most dreadful threats that civilisation has ever been compelled to face. The atomic bomb in itself is harmless. But the untruth, or the deliberately fostered ignorance, that inflame a nation may, at any moment, cause it to be dropped. Only truth can combat falsehood, and the artist is a champion of truth".
"Without truth there can be no freedom. Art honors the spirit of man, his intellect and his feelings, and would have them free".

Chapter XI "Art And Education"
Page 154, Paragraph 2

H.Caudwell
The Creative Impulse
London
Macmillan & Co. Ltd
1951
  • Listening to: Throwing Muses
  • Reading: Angels & Demons
  • Watching: The News (muted)
  • Playing: With the Cat
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Neil James
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United Kingdom
Current Residence: Cambridge, England
Favourite genre of music: Lyrically Satisfying - Acoustic Guitar
Favourite photographer: Diane Arbus
Favourite style of art: Ambiguous
Skin of choice: Lived In - Tattooed - Pierced - Modified
Favourite cartoon character: Jane (from 'Daria')
Personal Quote: The truth is more important than fearing other peoples opinions of you.
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scheinbar Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I try to answer all your favs and watches.... but I'm incredible behind :( (Sad)
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thanks so much
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lien Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
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Knife-Girl Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
Entitled: A REALLY scary way to lose your ability to see.

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You really should read this because it’s important for everyone to read this. DON’T READ THIS UNLESS YOU CAN HANDLE BEING REALLY SCARED.

One day, Sarah was minding her business surfing the internet, booking a flight to Maine where her father was ill.

As she pointed and clicked, she started to smell something burning.

She ran around the house, but, failed to find the source. As she sat back down at the computer desk, she noticed that the smoke was actually coming from the computer!

She panicked and started running around her house, packing her children into a briefcase. As she dialed 911 on the cell phone, she swung open the front door and there it was.

An estranged ostrich was sitting on her front porch drinking wine and smoking a cigar. Startled, it violently pecked at Sarah in both of her eyes until she couldn’t see, blinding her for life. Her children started screaming. Ostriches take children screaming as a sign of food, so, the fierce beast ate all of the children. Blood was dripping everywhere.

If you don’t send this to at least 10 people in the next minute, your computer will begin to smoke and set your house on fire and an ostrich will eat your children and peck out your eyes.

If you send this to 20 people you’ll still have your sight, however, the ostrich will eat your children. And possibly any cute pets like kittens or puppies that are living in your house.

If you send this to 30 people, you’ll die. Eventually and inevitably.

295 people have gotten aids by not sending it to 30 people.

You have 1 minute.

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TheRafflesia Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the llama! :hug:
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lien Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
My pleasure. :hug:
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:sun: thanks :sun:
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lien Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Vivid work. My pleasure.
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Y-F-S Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank You Stamp by Sugaree33-Art   for the :+fav: & :+devwatch:!!! :blackrose: 
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lien Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Thank you very much for your interest in my work.
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Y-F-S Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
And thank you for your interest in mine!
Thank you for another :+fav:... 
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