Shaw does not merely decorate a proposition, but makes his way from point to point through new and difficult territory. This explains why Shaw must either be taken whole or left alone. He must be disassembled and put together again with nothing left out, under pain of incomprehension; for his politics, his art, and his religion to say nothing of the shape of his sentences are unique expressions of this enormously enlarged and yet concentrated consciousness.
No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war for attack and defense against the enemy.
Art is not made to decorate rooms. It is an offensive weapon in the defense against the enemy.pablo picasso
Pictures deface walls oftener than they decorate them.Frank Lloyd Wright
Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.william wordsworth
Well might the thoughtful race of old With ivy twine the head Of him they hailed their god of wine Thank God:;! the lie is dead; For ivy climbs the crumbling hall To decorate decay; And spreads its dark deceitful pall To hide what wastes away.philip james bailey
You can decorate absence however you want – but you're still gonna feel what’s missing.Siobhan Vivian
Yet truth will sometimes lend her noblest fires, And decorate the verse herself inspires: This fact, in virtue's name, let Crabbe attest, Though Nature's sternest painter, yet the best.lord byron