Quotation Explorer - 'Painting'

You have a masterpiece inside you, you know. One unlike any that has ever been created, or ever will be. If you go to your grave without painting your masterpiece, it will not get painted. No one else can paint it. Only you. - Gordon MacKenzie
You can't be creative without criticism. If your life is without critics then maybe you are painting your life's masterpiece with only a broken brown crayon. - Shannon L. Alder
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another. - Mao Tse-tung
..it has always been so much my desire to paint for those who don’t know the artistic side of a painting. - Vincent Van Gogh
I don't mind being miserable as long as I'm painting well.
The connoisseur of painting gives only bad advice to the painter. For that reason I have given up trying to judge myself. - Pablo Picasso
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech. - Simonides
A carpenter is hired- a roof repaired, a porch built. Everything that can be fixed. June, July, August. Everyday we hear their laughter. I think of the painting by van Gogh, the man in the chair. Everything wrong, and nowhere to go. His hands over his eyes. - Mary Oliver
Homer begged and Rembrandt went bankrupt. Aristotle, who had money for books, his school, and his museum, could not have bought this painting of himself.Rembrandt could not afford a Rembrandt. - Joseph Heller
Painting calmed the chaos that shook my soul. - Niki De Saint Phalle
Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest moral and spiritual ideas, there music is sublimely strong.
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
Each painting has its own way of evolving...When the painting is finished, the subject reaveals itself. - William Baziotes
With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice. - Oprah Winfrey
Feed your creative mind.Feed your joyful, selfless heart.Feed your soul to grow.Feed with books, music, painting or arts,Feed with your special favorite passion you joyfully share near or far apart. - Angelica Hopes
A story isn't a charcoal sketch, where every stroke lies on the surface to be seen. It's an oil painting, filled with layers that the author must uncover so carefully to show its beauty. - Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
What seems most significant to me about our movement [Impressionism] is that we have freed painting from the importance of the subject. I am at liberty to paint flowers and call them flowers, without their needing to tell a story. - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do. - Edgar Degas
I stood and looked at the large framed painting of the Pierrot clown that hung on her wall and sympathised with the tears that rolled down its cheek. Like the clown, I felt contained within a frame, the only difference being my tears were not for public show. - Eileen Munroe
If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting. - Peter Shaffer
If a certain activity, such as painting, becomes the habitual mode of expression, it may follow that taking up the painting materials and beginning work with them will act suggestively and so presently evoke a flight into the higher state. - Robert Henri
To live is to paint, it is to create; but while we are painting, we are being painted, being created as well! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Tomorrow, said the voice of fear in her head. It always said tomorrow, whether it talked about going to the grocery store or starting a new painting. Tomorrow you'll be brave, fear whispered. Tomorrow you'll be normal. Just give me today. That was how fear stole whole lives away. - Dana Morton
Painting in watercolor is like walking a tight-rope; one must achieve a perfect balance between what the paint wants to do and what the artist wants to do, or all is lost. - Mary C. Taylor
I dream my painting and I paint my dream. - Vincent Van Gogh
[The Creator] shines in the cosmic consciousness as a painting in the mind of an artist. - Swami Venkatesananda
The wall between writing and painting is just good grammar. Moderation in moderation. Fun is scary with a happy ending. Just love. If love doesn’t transform that which annoys you, it will be easier to tolerate. - Emily Thornton Calvo
If we allow our "high creativity" to remain alive, we will never be bored. We can pray, standing in line at the super market. Or we can be lost in awe at all the people around us, their lives full of glory and tragedy, and suddenly we will have the beginnings of a painting, a story, a song. - Madeleine L'Engle
Anyone that says his mind will be probably regarded a fool, but the true artist is not moved by the comments about the looks of his painting or remarks that are dreadfully sarcastic, but hearken now! That he who says what others want to hear hasn't said anything of his own. - Michael Bassey Johnson
We have to have the money to do the work we want to do, as well as to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. Fat commissions are good, but not always easy to come by, and each new painting takes its time. So we need to find every way possible to earn extra income from our work. - Elizabeth Aston
Not everybody has a talent for painting, or for the piano, or for dance. But we can write our way into the artist's head and into his problems and solutions. Or we can go there with another writer. - William Zinsser
I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one's inner life. And that too is a deed. - Etty Hillesum
If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens. - Grandma Moses
If more than ten percent of the population likes a painting it should be burned, for it must be bad. - George Bernard Shaw
It is an awesome tragedy in this life that, when asking what a person is and they reply doctor or lawyer or engineer, we don't say "Well thats a nice little hobby, but why don't you take up writing or painting or music? - D.A. Botta
The painting has a life of its own - Jackson Pollock
Painting is a great outlet for those inner emotions you cannot get out any other way. - Carol Brearley
Not everyone with a painting brush is an artist, likewise not everyone with a camera is a photographer - Ewlyn Fernando
Painting a picture is writing a poem with paint. - Debasish Mridha
The prelude to Tristan and Isolde reminds me of the Italian painting of the martyr whose intestines are slowly being unwound from his body on a reel.
Without atmosphere a painting is nothing. - Rembrandt
I think that one wants from a painting a sense of life. The final suggestion, the final statement, has to be not a deliberate statement but a helpless statement. It has to be what you can't avoid saying. - Jasper Johns
Don't resent the artist for painting the wrong picture of you after you provided the colors of your character. - Tyconis D. Allison Ty
Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all. - Ray Bradbury
Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made - I try to act in the gap. - Robert Rauschenberg
It's often about the simple things, isn't it? Painting and photography are first about seeing, they say. Writing is about observing. Technique is secondary. Sometimes the simple is the most difficult. - Linda Olsson
Literature is painting, architecture, and music. - Yevgeny Zamyatin
Without the money your life is like a colorless painting. - Tanmaya Guru
Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow. - Kurt Vonnegut
To talk about paintings is not only difficult but perhaps pointless too. You can only express in words what words are capable of expressing-- what language can communicate. Painting has nothing to do with that. - Gerhard Richter
...the passage of time, which transformed the volatile present into that finished, unalterable painting called the past, a canvas man always executed blindly, with erratic brushstrokes that only made sense when one stepped far enough away from it to be able to admire it as a whole. -pg. 19 - Félix J. Palma
In my heaven sweet melodies of the skies ripple pool of the sea playing sweet song to me, sharing tales of the past, blending with mine as mirage, painting new...I breathe in, am in love and alive... - Oksana Rus
There is the happiness which comes from creative effort. The joy of dreaming, creating, building, whether in painting a picture, writing an epic, singing a song, composing a symphony, devising new invention, creating a vast industry. - Henry Miller
Every day one should at least hear one little song, read one good poem, see one fine painting and -- if at all possible -- speak a few sensible words. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Any work done with love - be it a photo or a meal or a painting - always looks so pretty, because love is a master of creating magical beauties! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. - Leonardo da Vinci
Never fear having your ideas stolen. Your creative idea is a image you are painting like a picture on a canvas, they may "steal" your idea, however they cannot steal your paints. - Sumner Davenport
Sculpture is what you bump into when you back up to see a painting. - Barnett Newman
Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings. - George Tooker
I don't understand why people think everything has to have meaning. While painting the Mona Lisa did Leonardo Da Vinci intend for it to have greater meaning than a work of art that he made? - Devin J. Monroe
Our senses and emotions are the great source of inspiration for creating compelling and interesting art pieces (books included). Each art piece, be it a book, a song, a painting, a photograph or a product should touch our senses and evoke emotions. Emotionless art lacks purpose and interest. - Serafima
This place is alive," Sunni said in wonder. "Things are moving. Inside a painting. - Teresa Flavin
I intend to destroy, destroy everything that exists in painting. I have utter contempt for painting. - Juan Miro
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. - Pablo Picasso
Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis are to the American novel. - Robert Hughes
No, you don't shoot things. You capture them. Photography means painting with light. And that's what you do. You paint a picture only by adding light to the things you see. - Katja Michael
If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens.
When I think of Tao, I think of the artist Bob Ross and his famous painting techniques. I can hear him say, It’s your tree, you can make it look any way you want to. - Sheila Burke
The Bible is the great treasure for the curious sinner, fresh water for thirsty painting soul, the revealed truth for the true seeker or worship per,the unrevealed truth for the wrong seekers, a guide to the blind and eternal food for the hungry soul. - Ikechukwu Joseph
I spend as much time as I can sketching from nature, Dartmoor contains such a rich variety of landscape, as many boulders, foaming rivers and twisted trees as my heart could ever desire. . . . When I look into a river, I feel I could spend a whole lifetime just painting that river. - Alan Lee
People are fond of spouting out the old clich%uFFFD about how Van Gogh never sold a painting in his lifetime. Somehow his example serves to justify to us, decades later, that there is somehow merit in utter failure. Perhaps, but the man did commit suicide. - Hugh Macleod
A painting shouldn't be just a picture, it should be a philosophy. - Amit Kalantri
A poem is a painting with imagery and words; a painting is a poem of color on a reflecting mirror. - Debasish Mridha
When painting a bad picture about someone else, paint one of yourself also. You will stop painting." - - Jelani Daniel
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
It's not your painting anymore. It stopped being your painting the moment that you finished it. - Jeff Melvoin
Everybody is too busy with their own lives to give a damn about your book, painting, screenplay etc, especially if you haven't sold it yet. And the ones that aren't, you don't want in your life anyway. - Hugh Macleod
Beautiful sunrise in the far away mountains, painting the wide horizon with vibrant warm colors, among the chill from the morning breeze. - Luis Marques
You are a bit like that painting, Minnow. Remember how lovingly and carefully formed you are. Your thoughts, your talents, your memories, your mistakes.... they all make the complete canvas of you. Even though others may mistake your worth, you must never value yourself any less. - Michelle Marcos
What do you think an artist is? ...he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war. - Pablo Picasso
The Fine Arts are five in number: Painting, Music, Poetry, Sculpture, and Architecture--whereof the principle branch is Confectionery. - Marie-Antoine Carême
Writing is like painting a painting. Layer over layer over layer. - Kevin James Breaux
The world we see is a painting colored by our fears and desires. - Tim Fargo
Every painting tells a story. - A.D. Posey
The challenge is quite formidable if you spell it out explicitly: artists must look at a three-dimensional scene with their two-dimensional retinas and then generate a two-dimensional painting that appears three-dimensional to viewers who look at it with their two-dimensional retinas. - Margaret S. Livingstone
It’s not about getting over things, it’s about making room for them. It’s about painting the picture with contrast. - Brianna Wiest
Anything can be art: painting stairs, raising a child, or organising a trip to the end of the world. It's the way you live that makes you either an artist, or an art connoisseur, or an unsatisfied critic. - Mykyta Isagulov
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
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
There is something particularly fascinating about seeing places you know in a piece of art - be that in a film, or a photograph, or a painting. - Sara Sheridan
Painting reflects. It kills you in a colourful shower of emptiness. Flatness. Randomness. And beauty. Yes, it is the most pure beauty I have ever felt in my life. - Nigel Tomm
As important as color is to a painting, or wings to a bird. Music injects vibrancy to film and makes it soar! - Gerard de Marigny
I don't think it was pain that made [Vincent Van Gogh] great - I think his painting brought him whatever happiness he had. - David Lynch
Everything is art and it's part of the painting. (To talk with somebody it's art, to understand a language is art, to understand a book is art, to understand somebody is art...) - Deyth Banger
Life is a Canvas. Every action of ours is a stroke of paint and at the end, how beautiful our painting is will depend upon all our strokes, all our Actions.- - RVM
Life is like a painting you reflect the image based on your feeling, emotion, character, attitude and how you made it. - Daniel Habil
Drawing and painting is like a quickie in bed. Were as novel writing is a long term relationship, much more fulling. - Tara Dobbs
It was a miserable machine, an inefficient machine, she thought, the human apparatus for painting or for feeling; it always broke down at the critical moment; heroically, one must force it on. - Virginia Woolf
You don't have to own something for it to be you. Haven't you ever gone into a gallery and seen a painting and said 'that's me'. Or had a piece of music capture something deep down you didn't even know was there? You realize it's always been part of youl you've just never heard it before. - James L. Rubart
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
I'm sickened by all religions. Religion has divided people. I don't think there's any difference between the pope wearing a large hat and parading around with a smoking purse and an African painting his face white and praying to a rock. - Howard Stern
It is commonplace to talk as if the world "has" meaning, to ask what "is" the meaning of a phrase, a gesture, a painting, a contract. Yet when thought about, it is clear that events are devoid of meaning until someone assigns it to them. - Dean C. Barnlund
Whether I'm painting or not, I have this overweening interest in humanity. Even if I'm not working, I'm still analyzing people. - Alice Neel
A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world. - Edmond de Goncourt
To say that science is logical is like saying that a painting is paint. - Leon Cooper
Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness and Light, Solidity and Color, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest. - Leonardo da Vinci
A painting is a universal language which everyone can read, understand, and interpret in his own way through the power of imagination. - Debasish Mridha
Magic is the most interesting art because people not necessarily want to learn to paint after they see a great painting, but they want to learn magic after they see a great magic effect. - Amit Kalantri
Living is art.Breathing and heart beating is music.Seeing is painting the world with our eyes.Touching is sculpting the shape of everything.Life is the most intense art of all. - Jacob Nordby
The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. - Jackson Pollock
After I see a painting, I go into a room, I close my eyes and I slowly escape into the beauty of the painting. I reflect on the painting, the nuances of the artwork, it's theme, mood and highlights -until the magic of the painting flashes before me. - Srinidhi.R
The only reason that people 'Choose' to go backwards is because they let their mind take control. Their mind points them in that direction because it's convenient. If we learn to quiet the mind the soul has a way of painting the bigger picture for taking the right action into growth. - Matthew Donnelly
She was a poem and a painting too. Everything she said sounded like a song, every silence was the music too. - Akshay Vasu
When I need some striking inspiration about deep depression for my new painting, I just need to go to check my bank account... - Hiroko Sakai
In each painting, I think, it’s as if God were giving up on finishing the world. - Yves Bonnefoy
Writing is like painting. You sketch it, add colour, add depth and detail. You give it a final layer and then hang it proudly. - Kia Carrington-Russell
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