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My art is an acknowledgement of life, a confession of my feelings, and a celebration of the painting process. (Dion Archibald)

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. (Saint Augustine)

All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up. (James Baldwin)

When you go to confession and entrust your sins to the safe-keeping of the priest, do you ever come back for them? (Jean Baudrillard)

I don't know, maybe it's because I was raised Catholic. Confession has always held a great appeal for me. (Alison Bechdel)

acknowledge, v.t. To confess. Acknowledgment of one another's faults is the highest duty imposed by our love of truth. (Ambrose Bierce)

It's not good to confess your erroneous loves or explain your shortcomings. Keep them quiet or you might fall in love with them again. (Joe Joseph P. Blodgett)

I am ashamed of confessing that I have nothing to confess. (Fanny Burney)

Raise a million filters and the rain will not be clean, until the longing for it be refined in deep confession. (Leonard Cohen)

Here I stand acting like a silly clown would, / I don't know why / Would anybody like to try / The changes I'm going through? (Donovan)

Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. (Mahatma Gandhi)

As soon as a real artist finds out what art is, the more is he likely to feel the need of keeping silent about it, and about himself in connection with it. There is almost, these days, a kind of petit scandale in the thought of allying oneself with anything of a professional nature. And it is at this point that I shrink a little from asserting myself with regard to professional aspects of art. And here the quality of confession must break through. (Marsden Hartley)

The usual relationship between an artist and his painting is like the relationship with the father, or a husband's with his wife. But mine is a relationship with a stranger... with the chance acquaintance. (Ilya Kabakov)

- The Subterraneans...
(difficult to make a real confession and show what happened when you're such an egomaniac all you can do is take off on big paragraphs about minor details about yourself and the big sole details about others go sitting and waiting around) (Jack Kerouac)

The moment has come for me to write, draw, and paint my credo. In the last month I have destroyed much of my work... Looked at carefully, they were mostly tumors remaining from my bad times. (Frantisek Kupka)

The more sins you confess, the more books you will sell. (Ninon de L'Enclos)

Revealing secrets can bring us pain or get us into trouble, but worse pain and worse trouble await us if we keep silent...Revealing secrets can bring us pain or get us into trouble, but worse pain and worse trouble await us if we keep silent… we become habitually untruthful. The door to our creativity closes. (Eric Maisel) gr we become habitually untruthful. The door to our creativity closes. (Eric Maisel)

Art is always and everywhere the secret confession and, at the same time, the immortal movement of its time. (Karl Marx)

There are things to confess that enrich the world, and things that need not be said. (Joni Mitchell)

People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false; a gift confers no rights. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

These pages are not my confession; they're my definition. And I feel, as I begin to write it, that I can write it with some semblance of truth. (Fernando Pessoa)

-this quote is in dispute: apparently the interview with Italian author, Giovanni Papini, never really happened...
The 'refined', the 'rich', the 'professional do nothing', the 'distiller of quintessence' desire only the peculiar, and sensational, the eccentric, the scandalous in today's art. And I myself, since the advent of cubism, have fed these fellows what they wanted and satisfied these critics with all the ridiculous ideas that have passed through my head. The less they understood, the more they have admired me! ...Today, as you know, I am celebrated, I am rich. But when I am alone, I do not have the effrontery to consider myself an artist at all, not in the grand meaning of the word... I am only a public clown, a mountebank. I have understood my time and exploited the imbecility, the vanity, the greed of my contemporaries. It is a bitter confession, this confession of mine, more painful than it may seem. But, at least, and at last, it does have the merit of being honest. (Pablo Picasso)

Open confession is good for the soul. (Scottish proverb)

All confessions are Odysseys. (Raymond Queneau)

So much of my life has been about self-effacement, pretense, masquerading, concealment, and indirection. (Marlon Riggs)

We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones. (Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

- Operation Shylock: A Confession...
Everything dictated silence and self-control but I couldn't restrain myself and spoke my mind. (Philip Roth)

Be able to confide your innermost secrets to your mother and your innermost fears to your father. (Marilyn vos Savant)

To confess a fault freely is the next thing to being innocent of it. (Publilius Syrus)

The current artistic preoccupation with morbidity does not address the life and death issues which it purports to, but is an unintended confession of the practitioner's own artistic death. (Billy Childish and Charles Thomson)

Those who are silent, self-effacing and attentive become the recipients of confidences. (Thornton Wilder)

A confession has to be part of your new life. (Ludwig Wittgenstein)