For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, "It might have been."
-John Greenleaf Whittier, poet (1807-1892)
What a strange machine man is! You fill him with bread, wine, fish, and radishes, and out comes sighs, laughter, and dreams.
-Nikos Kazantzakis, poet and novelist (1883-1957)

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
-James McNeill Whistler, painter (1834-1903)

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
-Kahlil Gibran, mystic, poet, and artist (1883-1931)

Say oh wise man how you have come to such knowledge? Because I was never ashamed to confess my ignorance and ask others.
-Johann Gottfried Von Herder, critic and poet (1744-1803)