Charles Rennie Mackintosh Quotes
Books by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Best 6 Quotes by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
“Art is the Flower - Life is the Green Leaf.
Let every artist strive to make his flower a beautiful living thing, something that will convince the world that there may be, there are, things more precious more beautiful – more lasting than life itself...
You must offer real, living – beautifully coloured flowers – flowers that grow from, but above, the green leaf – flowers that are not dead – are not dying – not artificial – real flowers springing from your own soul – not even cut flowers.
You must offer the flowers of the art that is in you – the symbols of all that is noble – and beautiful – and inspiring – flowers that will often change a colourless leaf – into an established and thoughtful thing.”
“Art is the flower... life the green leaf.”
“Life is the leaves which shape and nourish a plant, but art is the flower which embodies its meaning.”
“There is hope in honest error; none in the icy perfections of the mere stylist.”
“Without you, everything has a flatness. I feel as if I'm waiting for something all the time.”
“You must be Independent, Independent, Independent - don't talk so much but do more - go your own way and let your neighbour go his...
Shake off all the props - the props tradition and authority give you - and go alone - crawl - stumble - stagger - but go alone.”
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“Architects, sculptors painters, we all must return to the crafts! For art is not a 'profession'. There is no essential difference between the artist and the craftsman. The artist is an exalted craftsman.”