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Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.
Speaking for myself, art differs from writing in that I never know what I'm going to paint until I paint it, so it's almost like automatic writing. A writer, on the other hand, can't help but know what he's going to write, because the activity demands a degree of premeditation.
William S. Burroughs
We are too quick to put labels on things. It is my profession. I get up and paint. Everyone wants to put a label on it, but I am a free spirit, so I fight against that.
To paint is a possessing rather than a picturing.
I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I'm not certain of whether it's true.
When I travel, I draw and paint sketches which is great fun. And as long as you are fully aware that it has nothing to do with actual art, I think that's all right.
Camera lies all the time. It's all it does is lie, because when you choose this moment instead of this moment, when you... the moment you've made a choice, you're lying about something larger. 'Lying' is an ugly word. I don't mean lying. But any artist picks and chooses what they want to paint or write about or say. Photographers are the same.
It's obviously unfair to paint with a broad brush here, but the germ of an idea for a breakthrough in technology doesn't come out of a business school curriculum. It comes out of a laboratory or a math lecture or a physics tutorial.
He who wishes to paint Christ's story must live with Christ.
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.
Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.
Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.
It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to have to paint it.
At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.
A ship is always referred to as 'she' because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.
Chester W. Nimitz
An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will.
Willem de Kooning
I sing my sorrow, and I paint my joy.
I paint from the top down. From the sky, then the mountains, then the hills, then the houses, then the cattle, and then the people.
Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.
Ever since I was a girl, I have written about one to five pages every day - on napkins, on scrap paper, in notebooks and tablets, on the walls in my room as a teenager, and in orange paint on the cheap white plastic blinds in my room.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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