Painter Quotes

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Yoko Ono
“Use your blood to paint. Keep painting until you faint. Keep painting until you die.”
Yoko Ono

Frida Kahlo
“You too know that all my eyes see, all I touch with myself, from any distance, is Diego. The caress of fabrics, the color of colors, the wires, the nerves, the pencils, the leaves, the dust, the cells, the war and the sun, everything experienced in the minutes of the non-clocks and the non-calendars and the empty non-glances, is him.”
Frida Kahlo, The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

Vladimir Nabokov
“At eight, he had once told his mother that he wanted to paint air.”
Vladimir Nabokov

Claude Monet
“Impression — I was certain of it. I was just telling myself that, since I was impressed, there had to be some impression in it … and what freedom, what ease of workmanship! Wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than that seascape.”
Claude Monet

Zdzisław Beksiński
“I am obsessed with the process of creation.”
Zdzilsaw Beksinski, The Fantastic Art of Beksinski

Christian Bobin
“A painter is someone who wipes the windowpane between the world and us with light, with a rag made of light, soaked in silence.”
Christian Bobin

“I haven't the slightest idea what art is, but to be a painter is something of which you have to prove.”
Wayne Thiebaud

Jackson Pollock
“Every good painter paints what he is.”
Jackson Pollock

“Finally, when someone asked [Pollack] how he knew when a painting was finished, he replied, “How do you know when you’ve finished making love?”
Ross Wetzsteon, Republic of Dreams: Greenwich Village: The American Bohemia 1910-1960

Michael  Jackson
“I love to draw—pencil, ink pen—I love art. When I go on tour and visit museums in Holland, Germany or England—you know those huge paintings?—I’m just amazed. You don’t think a painter could do something like that. I can look at a piece of sculpture or a painting and totally lose myself in it.”
Michael Jackson

“Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement: for transfiguration, not for the sake of play. It is the quest of our self that drives us along the eternal and never-ending journey we must all make.”
Max Beckmann

Dean F. Wilson
“The walls were painted red, and there was the painter up ahead, that candle-maned woman carving her way through the darkness, and carving her way through everyone she thought the darkness owned.”
Dean F. Wilson, Hopebreaker

“In many ways, I died alongside Mary. I ignored all the telephone calls and the letters. I let the paint dry solid on the palette and one unbearably long night, destroyed all my unfinished canvases, ripped them into multicolored streamers, then diced them into confetti with Mary's dressmaking scissors. When I did finally emerge from my cocoon, about five years later, neighbors had moved, friends had given up, my agent had written me off, and that's when I realized I had become unnoticeable. I had metamorphosed from a butterfly into a caterpillar.”
Pooley, Clara

“A good painter, is a dead one.”
Jean-Michel Rene Souche, Paintings Catalogue: Paintings Catalogue by French Artist Jean-Michel Rene Souche, Odessa

Anna Gavalda
“He was a prince of the Ming dynasty. His family was very rich and very powerful. His father and grandfather were painters and famous calligraphers, and little Zhu Da had inherited their gift. So just imagine, one day, when he wasn't even eight years old yet, he drew a flower, a simple lotus flower floating on a pond. His drawing was beautiful that his mother decided to hang it in their salon. She claimed that thanks to the drawing you could feel a fresh little breeze in the huge room and you could even smell the flower's perfume when you walked by the drawing. Can you imagine? Even the perfume! And his mother was surely not an easy person to please... With both a husband and a father who were artists, she must have seen a few things by then...”
Anna Gavalda, Hunting and Gathering

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Without the painter, there is no painting.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Adrienne Posey
“Every painting tells a story.”
Adrienne Posey

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John Gardner
“Most art these days is either trivial or false. There has always been bad art, but only when a culture's general world view and aesthetic theory have gone awry is bad art what most artists strive for, mistaking bad for good. In Plato's Athens or Shakespeare's London, who would have clapped for the merdistes? For the most part our artists do not struggle-as artists have traditionally struggled-toward a vision of how things out to be or what has gone wrong; they do not provide us with the flicker of lightning that shows us where we are. Either they pointlessly waste our time, saying and doing nothing, or they celebrate ugliness and futility, scoffing at good. Every new novelist, composer,and painter-or so we're told-is more 'distrubing' than the last. The good of humanity is left in the hands of politicians.”
John Gardner, On Moral Fiction

“The art I create ends up creating me, and this is my happy ending.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

“Every time I have stepped into the void; I have been rewarded”
James Flux

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The duty of painter is to paint.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Only art can make a new world.”
Artist Zakirul Islam Sohel

Ruth Ann Oskolkoff
“A good bus rider likes to take the bus, looking out the window, talking to others on the way. The trip on the bus is fun; it is not just about getting there. A good painter tries to think about what she is feeling inside her imagination, her thoughts. It is not just about painting what something looks like. A good science student likes thinking about ideas, tries to find out how things work. It is not just about learning one tiny piece of the universe.”
Ruth Ann Oskolkoff, Voyage to the Sun: A Children's Version of the Tao te Ching

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Painter and reality! Both of these are changers! But the painter changes reality virtually; on the other hand, reality changes the painter really!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Angelika Kuźniak
“A obiad u Mortkowiczów? Żona Jakuba, Janina, oprowadzała najpierw Zochę po mieszkaniu. Pokoje w amfiladzie. Wszędzie stoły, komody, sekretarzyki, wazony pełne świeżych kwiatów, srebrne koszyczki, patery z miśnieńskiej porcelany. "Potem wszyscy zasiedli do starannie nakrytego stołu - wspomina Joanna Olczak-Ronikier, wnuczka. - Gdy z wazy nalano zupę pomidorową, Stryjeńska podniosła swój pełny talerz i przewróciła do góry dnem. Wyjaśniła uprzejmie: "Chciałam tylko sprawdzić, jaka to marka". No tak, raczej już jej nie zaproszą.”
Angelika Kuźniak, Stryjeńska. Diabli nadali

“Moving to the rhythm doesn’t make you a dancer;
Nor does Carrying a brush make you a painter.

Building stones on other people’s backs will not make you an achiever;
It might make you a brick builder.”
Nadine Sadaka Boulos

“Moving to the rhythm doesn’t make you a dancer,
Nor does Carrying a brush make you a painter.

Building stones on other people’s backs will not make you an achiever;
It might make you a brick builder.”
Nadine Sadaka Boulos

Christopher Moore
“Four identical brushes loaded with different colors poked through the fingers of his left hand, as if he had snatched some great, gangly insect out of the air and its multicolored legs were shot with rigor mortis or surprise.”
Christopher Moore, Sacré Bleu

“Dreams” a brilliant writer can inspire your dreams to come true and encourage new endeavors to become successful ones.”
Terrance Robinson

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