Quotation Explorer - 'Paintings'

The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation. - Michelle Obama
The paintings of Francis Bacon to my eye are very beautiful. The paintings of Bosch or Goya are to my eye very beautiful. I've also stood in front of those same paintings with people who've said, 'let's get on to the Botticellis as soon as possible.' I have lingered, of course. - Clive Barker
I love my old paintings as postulates as fresh starting points but I have to destroy them. I have to make a new manifesto. - Georg Baselitz
I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world. - Samuel Johnson
I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another. - William Shakespeare
People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings. - Salvador Dalí
In an exhibition wherein paintings of nudes were commonplace, that of Madame Gautreau in her black evening dress was considered scandalously erotic. -from The Greater Journey - David McCullough
Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum. - Vincent Van Gogh
Songs. Books. Poetry. Paintings. These things reveal truth. I believe lies and truth are tangled together. - Brenda Sutton Rose
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. - Ansel Adams
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
They ran to the museums for paintings. I ran to the roof for sunsets - Darnell Lamont Walker
We often forget to draw a new picture because we are so busy criticizing other paintings. - Debasish Mridha
You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive. - Merce Cunningham
I paint paintings because I can't get the experience in any other way but there are many more experiences that are equally satisfying to me and equally inept at answering all my questions, but hover in exactitude in describing themselves and defying me to define their logic.
Why not fall in love with an artist? Otherwise there are no letters, pictures, paintings and songs for you when you wake up. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Modern paintings are like women, you'll never enjoy them if you try to understand them. - Freddie Mercury
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