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'Tis human actions paint the chart of time.
What distinguishes a great mnemonist, I learned, is the ability to create lavish images on the fly, to paint in the mind a scene so unlike any other it cannot be forgotten. And to do it quickly. Many competitive mnemonists argue that their skills are less a feat of memory than of creativity.
I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols, a language with which to remark upon the qualities of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality.
I think I was driven to paint portraits to commit images of friends and family to memory. I have face blindness, and once a face is flattened out, I can remember it better.
No, I didn't become disenchanted. I just couldn't paint like them.
I've always had a certain fascination. It's basically paint what you know, and this is what I grew up with.
When I paint, some things come out, and I don't know. Maybe it's because I have such talent as a painter.
When I was a child, I used to paint intently. The older I become, and the closer death approaches, the brighter my life gets day by day.
You don't have to paint your walls lime green just to try to have your home feel decorated. If you're a classic dresser or preppy dresser or a modern dresser, you wear a lot of black - whatever it is - your home should reflect that as well.
Clive Barker is just genius, and he's incredibly gifted in so many different ways. He can write and direct and paint and do all these different things, and he can do them all extremely well.
Knowing how to paint and to use one's colors rightly has not any connection with originality. This originality consists in properly expressing your own impressions.
I don't like acrylic because you can't get the density of color. And with each coat of oil paint, the surface gets better and richer.
I did not use paint, I made myself up morally.
Well, I am not interested in the kind of expression that you have when you paint a painting with brush strokes. It's all right, but it's already done and I want to do something new.
Nudes are the greatest to paint. Everything you can find in a landscape or a still life or anything else is there: darkness and light, character dimension, texture. I painted heads too, of course.
I still drive my 1977 Honda Accord. The paint is almost all worn off. It's still running.
I've always been drawn to artists who paint for the everyday person. I love the American illustrators.
I don't think you can lightly paint a picture. It's an activity I take very seriously.
Why do writers, say, give up a job in economics and decide to write poetry? Or, why do they give up a job in a bank and decide to paint, like Krishan Khanna? They want to convey something.
I want paint to work as flesh.
Painters aren't expected to paint bleak pictures, are they?
Alexander McCall Smith
Magic is my paint.
Neurologically, I'm a quadriplegic, so virtually everything about my work has been driven by my learning disabilities, which are quite severe, and my lack of facial recognition, which I'm sure is what drove me to paint portraits in the first place.
Although I still occasionally paint and draw, my life has now been shaped by my writing.
Some people try to paint in my style. Some simply sell pirated copies of my work. Some claim to be my publisher or agent or even my exclusive representative, when they are not.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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