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Auguste Rodin

I know very well that one must fight, for one is often in contradiction to the spirit of the age.

François-Auguste-René Rodin (12 November 184017 November 1917) was a French sculptor, and the preeminent sculptor of the modern era. He played a pivotal role in the art of the late nineteenth century, both excelling at and rebelling against the Beaux-Arts tradition.


  • Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
  • The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
    • As quoted in A Toolbox for Humanity: More Than 9000 Years of Thought (2004) by Lloyd Albert Johnson, p. 7

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