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Top 28 Irving Stone Quotes (JUST FOR LIFE)

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There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.
There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.
The best romance is inside marriage; the finest love stories come after the wedding, not before.
The best romance is inside marriage; the finest love stories come after the wedding, not before.
Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.
Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.
A man who has not suffered has nothing to tell with his paintings.
A man who has not suffered has nothing to tell with his paintings.
One should not become an artist because he can, but because he must. It is only for those who would be miserable without it.
One should not become an artist because he can, but because he must. It is only for those who would be miserable without it.
How difficult it is to be simple.
How difficult it is to be simple.
He had always loved God. In his darkest hours he cried out, God did not create us to abandon us.
He had always loved God. In his darkest hours he cried out, “God did not create us to abandon us.”
Normal people do not create art.
Normal people do not create art.
Each of us has his own alphabet with which to create poetry.
Each of us has his own alphabet with which to create poetry.
To try to understand another human being, to grapple for his ultimate depths, that is the most dangerous of human endeavors.
To try to understand another human being, to grapple for his ultimate depths, that is the most dangerous of human endeavors.

2 Irving Stone Quotes on Books

“Reading has always been the largest and most irreplaceable pleasure for Vincent; reading about other people’s successes and failures, joys and sufferings seemed to bury his own failures.”

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I do not know a better cure for mental illness than a book.
I do not know a better cure for mental illness than a book.

5 Irving Stone Quotes on Art and Artist

Art is amoral; so is life. For me there are no obscene pictures or books; there are only poorly conceived and poorly executed ones.
Art is amoral; so is life. For me there are no obscene pictures or books; there are only poorly conceived and poorly executed ones.
No artist is normal. Who happen to be normal cannot be an artist.
No artist is normal. Who happen to be normal cannot be an artist.
He had been standing still; for an artist, one of the more painful forms of death.
He had been standing still; for an artist, one of the more painful forms of death.
A person may paint or talk about painting but he cannot do both at the same time.
A person may paint or talk about painting but he cannot do both at the same time.
We… believe that art is religious, because it is one of man's highest aspirations. There is no such thing as pagan art, only good and bad art.
We… believe that art is religious, because it is one of man’s highest aspirations. There is no such thing as pagan art, only good and bad art.

9 Wise Irving Stone Quotes About Life (WISDOM)

“Our secret thoughts – do they ever show up? The small flame of our soul can be burning hot, but no one comes to its warmth. Passersby see only a small whiff going through the chimney. Don’t we need to take care of that flame, cherish it and patiently wait until someone will come and sit at it, do we?”

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Knowing how to suffer without complaining is the only practical thing, it's the great science, the lesson to learn, the solution to the problem of life.
Knowing how to suffer without complaining is the only practical thing, it’s the great science, the lesson to learn, the solution to the problem of life.
Pleasure is one of the most important things in life, as important as food or drink.
Pleasure is one of the most important things in life, as important as food or drink.
You cannot be the good all the time — sometimes it is necessary to get angry.
You cannot be the good all the time — sometimes it is necessary to get angry.
There are neither good nor evil, only the existence and action.
There are neither good nor evil, only the existence and action.
Life's not so bad after all. There are not only poison but also antidotes.
Life’s not so bad after all. There are not only poison but also antidotes.
The most perfect guide is nature. Continue without fail to draw something every day.
The most perfect guide is nature. Continue without fail to draw something every day.
Morality is similar to religion - it is a somniferous drug which blinds people from seeing the squalor of their lives.
Morality is similar to religion – it is a somniferous drug which blinds people from seeing the squalor of their lives.
After all, the world is still great.
After all, the world is still great.

2 Irving Stone Quotes on Love

There's no love without pain.
There’s no love without pain.
The brooding is better than the joy because even if the heart fills with happiness, it still mourns.
The brooding is better than the joy because even if the heart fills with happiness, it still mourns.

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