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A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting. – Abraham Maslow

It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting. – Albert Camus

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic. – Ambrose Bierce

I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I’d buy a painting. – Andy Rooney

I’d asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question, ‘Well, what do you love most?’ That’s how I started painting money. – Andy Warhol

Painting Quotes

Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts. – Blaise Pascal

There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk. – Charles Dickens

My painting carries with it the message of pain. – Frida Kahlo

Painting completed my life. – Frida Kahlo

Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course. – George Bernard Shaw

It was in the 1920s, when nobody had time to reflect, that I saw a still-life painting with a flower that was perfectly exquisite, but so small you really could not appreciate it. – Georgia O’Keeffe

I don’t understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting. – Jackie Kennedy

I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting. – John Ruskin

Famous Painting Quotes

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress. – Lord Byron

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. – Mao Tse Tung

Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture. – Michelangelo

The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government. – Milton Friedman

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting! – Pablo Picasso

One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite – that particular peach is but a detail. – Pablo Picasso

One must act in painting as in life, directly. – Pablo Picasso

Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen. – Pablo Picasso

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

Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting. – Pablo Picasso

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. – Plutarch

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality. – Salvador Dali

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself. – Truman Capote

I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create. – Vincent Van Gogh

Lovely Painting Quotes

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. – Vincent Van Gogh

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion. – Vincent Van Gogh

Turning one’s novel into a movie script is rather like making a series of sketches for a painting that has long ago been finished and framed. – Vladimir Nabokov

The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it. – Voltaire

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish. – William Blake

I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting. – Winston Churchill




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