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Paul Gauguin

1848-1903. French artist.

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Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.

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Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!

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Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

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I have always wanted a mistress who was fat, and I have never found one. To make a fool of me, they are always pregnant.

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Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?

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We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.

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