Quotation Explorer - 'Painter'

On the canvas of life, you are the creative painter of your success. Paint your life into a wonderful masterpiece of excellence. - Mark F. LaMoure
A painter should not paint what he sees but what should be seen. - Paul Valery
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light. - Leonardo da Vinci
The connoisseur of painting gives only bad advice to the painter. For that reason I have given up trying to judge myself. - Pablo Picasso
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. - Leopold Stokowski
When I was a child my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll be the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. - Pablo Picasso
The poet Mallarmé listened to the painter Degas complaining about his inability to write poems even though he was full of ideas. My dear Degas, Mallarmé responded, poems are not made out of ideas. They’re made out of words. - Stéphane Mallarmé
Just as a painter paints,and a ponderer ponders,a writer writes,and a wanderer wanders. - Roman Payne
Any magazine-cover hack can splash paint around wildly and call it a nightmare, or a witches sabbath or a portrait of the devil; but only a great painter can make such a thing really scare or ring true. That's because only a real artist knows the anatomy of the terrible, or the physiology of fear. - H.P. Lovecraft
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands. - Leonardo da Vinci
Creativity is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Creativity encircles the world. I am enough of a painter to draw freely upon my creativity. - Ane Krstevska
A painter paints the appearance of things, not their objective correctness. In fact, he creates new appearances of things. - Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
...The question is, why do you think you can't be a writer?""To be a writer, you need readers.""I'm no painter, then. Who ever looks at my little dumb pieces of shit? - Barbara Kingsolver
Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn. - Leo Tolstoy
The painter must give a completely free rein to any feeling or sensations he may have and reject nothing to which he is naturally drawn. - Lucian Freud
I haven't the slightest idea what art is, but to be a painter is something of which you have to prove. - Wayne Thiebaud
The painter will produce pictures of little merit if he takes the works of others as his standard. - Leonardo da Vinci
But in a still life, there is no end to our looking, which has become allied with the gaze of the painter; we look in and in, to the world of things, in their ambiance of cool or warm light, in and in, as long as we can stand to look, as long as we take pleasure in looking. - Mark Doty
Richard Papen: As it happened, I knew Gartrell. He was a bad painter and a vicious gossip, with a vocabulary composed almost entirely of obscenities, gutteral verbs, and the world "postmodernist. - Donna Tartt
You are the artistic painter of your success. Paint your life day-by-day, into the masterpiece of excellence you want. - Mark F. LaMoure
I've always been admired as a musician and painter but not spiritual writer, and that's why God's an artist, not priest. - Robin Sacredfire
Pretend you are dancing or singing a picture. A worker or painter should enjoy his work, else the observer will not enjoy it. - Robert Henri
Van Gogh became a painter because he had no ear for music.
The first hope of a painter who feels hopeful about painting is the hope that the painting will move, that it will live outside its frame. - Gertrude Stein
Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter. - Eric Raymond
Era un pintor tan viejo que se le habían quedado calvos los pinceles.(He was such an old painter that his brushes had gone bald.) - Ramón Gómez de la Serna
Well, I'm a painter, I was trained as a painter…I seem to have spent a little less time painting than I might've done…But it didn't transcend the feeling of playing at UFO and those sort of places with the lights and that, the fact that the group was getting bigger and bigger. - Syd Barrett
PAINTING, n. The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. Formerly, painting and sculpture were combined in the same work: the ancients painted their statues. The only present alliance between the two arts is that the modern painter chisels his patrons. - Ambrose Bierce
The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. - Leonardo Da Vinci
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
When I was a child, my mom told me: 'If you want to be a soldier, you'll become a general. If you want to be a monk, you'll become pope' I wanted to be a painter, and I became Picasso.
A day's work is a day's work, neither more nor less, and the man who does it needs a day's sustenance, a night's repose and due leisure, whether he be painter or ploughman. - George Bernard Shaw
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