A Quote by Grace Hartigan on mind and painting

I don't mind being miserable as long as I'm painting well.

Grace Hartigan

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A Quote by Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas on ideas and painting

In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.

Edgar Degas (1834 - 1917)

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A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on art, god, music, painting, poetry, quality, sculpture, and work

The greatest productions of art, whether painting, music, sculpture or poetry, have invariably this quality-something approaching the work of God.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on admiration, books, daughters, destruction, family, health, honor, immortality, influence, mankind, motherhood, painting, sons, soul, and world

The noblest calling in the world is that of mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after painting shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Cheng Man-ch'ing on medicine, painting, and poetry

The five excellences include: calligraphy, painting, poetry, medicine, and t'ai chi chuan.

Cheng Man-ch'ing

Source: Master of Five Excellences. Translation and commentary by Mark Hennessy, 1995.

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on consequences, genius, music, nobility, painting, philosophy, poetry, profit, purpose, reward, and work

Genius is its own reward; for the best that one is, one must necessarily be for oneself. . . . Further, genius consists in the working of the free intellect., and as a consequence the productions of genius serve no useful purpose. The work of genius may be music, philosophy, painting, or poetry; it is nothing for use or profit. To be useless and unprofitable is one of the characteristics of genius; it is their patent of nobility.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on art, painting, and weather

PAINTING, n. The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on painting

All gardening is landscape painting.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Albrecht Dürer on art, decisions, painting, and principles

And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art...

Albrecht Derer (1471 - 1528)

Source: Course in the Art of Measurement

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A Quote by Abraham H. Maslow on creativity and painting

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

Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970)

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