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Auguste Rodin
(1840-1917) born on
Nov 12
French sculptor. He is best known for his sculptures, e.g., "The Thinker," 1880 and "Le Baiser," 1886.
         
   
F
There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us; she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.

R
To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.
A
The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls, and it is impossible to say that in some among them, drawing and color are better or worse than in others.
N
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
K
Nobody does good to men with impunity.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.
A: In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.
N: when asked how he managed to make his remarkable statues
K: In "The Forbes Book of Business Quotations," by Ted Goodman, 1997.
   


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