Art lies by its own artifice.
Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.
Everything is artifice or illusion.
The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good; and thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burdens of the past.
That sense of a life in natural objects, which in most poetry is but a rhetorical artifice, was, then, in Wordsworth the assertion of what was for him almost literal fact.
The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.
Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.