Painting Quotes

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Vincent van Gogh
“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”
Vincent Willem van Gogh

Rick Riordan
“You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search.”
Rick Riordan

Oscar Wilde
“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Vincent van Gogh
“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
Vincent Willem van Gogh

Frida Kahlo
“I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”
Frida Kahlo

W. Somerset Maugham
“I have an idea that the only thing which makes it possible to regard this world we live in without disgust is the beauty which now and then men create out of the chaos. The pictures they paint, the music they compose, the books they write, and the lives they lead. Of all these the richest in beauty is the beautiful life. That is the perfect work of art.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

Orhan Pamuk
“Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight.”
Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red

Pablo Picasso
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”
Pablo Picasso

Edward Hopper
“If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.”
Edward Hopper

Vincent van Gogh
“The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.”
Vincent Willem van Gogh

Criss Jami
“Create with the heart; build with the mind.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Pablo Picasso
“Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things.”
Pablo Picasso

Amit Kalantri
“A photograph shouldn't be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Ally Condie
“Writing, painting, singing- it cannot stop everything. Cannot halt death in its tracks. But perhaps it can make the pause between death’s footsteps sound and look and feel beautiful, can make the space of waiting a place where you can linger without as much fear. For we are all walking each other to our deaths, and the journey there between footsteps makes up our lives.”
Ally Condie, Reached

J.K. Rowling
“On and on they flew, over the countryside parceled out in patches of green and brown, over roads and rivers winding through the landscapes like strips of matte and glossy ribbon.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Oscar Wilde
“I find him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Robert McKee
“A fine work of art - music, dance, painting, story - has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place.”
Robert McKee, Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

Bob  Ross
“All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.”
Bob Ross

Banksy
“Painting something that defies the law of the land is good. Painting something that defies the law of the land and the law of gravity at the same time is ideal.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece

Brian Froud
“I paint the spirit and soul of what I see.”
Brian Froud

Claude Monet
“What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.”
Claude Monet

Norman Rockwell
“The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.”
Norman Rockwell

Criss Jami
“I'm often painted as the bad guy, and the artistic part of me wants to hand out the brush.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Bob  Ross
“Mix up a little more shadow color here, then we can put us a little shadow right in there. See how you can move things around? You have unlimited power on this canvas -- can literally, literally move mountains”
Bob Ross

Jean Cocteau
“When I write, I disturb. When I show a film, I disturb. When I exhibit my painting, I disturb, and I disturb if I don't. I have a knack for disturbing.”
Jean Cocteau

Hannah Gadsby
“Do you know why we have the sunflowers? It’s not because Vincent van Gogh suffered. It’s because Vincent van Gogh had a brother who loved him. Through all the pain, he had a tether, a connection to the world. And that is the focus of the story we need – connection.”
Hannah Gadsby

Jack London
“Who are you, Martin Eden? he demanded of himself in the looking-
glass, that night when he got back to his room. He gazed at
himself long and curiously. Who are you? What are you? Where do
you belong? You belong by rights to girls like Lizzie Connolly.
You belong with the legions of toil, with all that is low, and
vulgar, and unbeautiful. You belong with the oxen and the drudges,
in dirty surroundings among smells and stenches. There are the
stale vegetables now. Those potatoes are rotting. Smell them,
damn you, smell them. And yet you dare to open the books, to
listen to beautiful music, to learn to love beautiful paintings, to
speak good English, to think thoughts that none of your own kind
thinks, to tear yourself away from the oxen and the Lizzie
Connollys and to love a pale spirit of a woman who is a million
miles beyond you and who lives in the stars! Who are you? and what
are you? damn you! And are you going to make good?”
Jack London, Martin Eden

Bob  Ross
“Lets build a happy little cloud.
Lets build some happy little trees.”
Bob Ross

Robert Henri
“All real works of art look as though they were done in joy.”
Robert Henri

Akshay Vasu
“She was a poem and a painting too. Everything she said sounded like a song, every silence was the music too.”
Akshay Vasu

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