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I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols,
by Morris Graves

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.
- Morris Graves

I paint to rest from the phenomena of the external
world-to pronounce and to make notations of its essences
with which to verify the inner eye.
- Morris Graves

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

Paint Your Life In Bold Colors.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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Be an Original, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat, dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Paint My Life In Bold Colors.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I boldly paint my dreams upon the canvas of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to paint in bold colors,
set today's rhythm with my heart-drum,
walk today's march with courage,
create today as my celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to paint life in bold colors.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word -
religion.
Then I go out and paint the stars.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I don't paint things.
I only paint the difference between things.
- Henri Matisse

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale,
you could not ignore its beauty.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'
then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh

The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes,
foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two.
- Tony Snow

I paint with shapes.
- Alexander Calder

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
- Pablo Picasso

If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
- Honore de Balzac

Home is our sanctuary, where we:
relax into being ourselves,
play with our inner child,
paint the walls green and pink,
dig in the dirt,
grow something,
love somebody else,
love ourselves even more,
snuggle with a warm blanket on a Sunday afternoon,
hang "go away" on the door whenever we want,
clean and tidy often... or never,
launch from and return to,
are truly ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As far as I am concerned the paint is the person.
I want it to work for me just as flesh does.
- Lucian Freud

One of the pleasant things those of us who write or
paint do is to have the daily miracle.
It does come.
- Gertrude Stein

I just think that it's maybe fashionable today to try
to take individual actions and individual failures
and take the broadest possible brush and try to paint a company.
- Lee Scott

Don't be an art critic.
Paint.
There lies salvation.
- Paul Cezanne

I want paint to work as flesh.
- Lucian Freud

I want to paint big, bright, optimistic pictures of the place I love.
- John Dyer

In painting feathers, you want to create the look of feathers,
but if you try to paint all the feathers,
you have nothing but disaster.
- John O'Neill

I paint things as they are.
I don't comment.
- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

When I paint a person, his enemies always find the
portrait a good likeness.
- Edvard Munch

See, when I paint, it is an experience that,
at its best, is transcending reality.
- Keith Haring

I have improved the way in which I paint.
The colours are cleaner and there is more energy in the brush work.
- John Dyer

There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see.
When you've got it, you've got it.
When you haven't, you begin again.
All the rest is humbug.
- Edouard Manet

He knows much of what men paint themselves would blister
in the light of what they are.
- Edwin A. Robinson

I like to paint nudes mostly.
- Cleo Moore

I do not literally paint that table,
but the emotion it produces upon me.
- Henri Matisse

I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years
without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing.
- Paul Cezanne

I want to paint Montreal as a rather fantastic city,
which it was, because nobody knows today what it was like.
And I'm one of the last survivors, or rapidly becoming one.
- Christopher Plummer

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.
- Rudolph Valentino

Although I still occasionally paint and draw,
my life has now been shaped by my writing.
- Russell Banks

Let's face it: I paint well.
I know it, you know it.
There's no arguing really, is there?
- Ron Wood

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
- John Singer Sargent

I paint as if I were Rothschild.
- Paul Cezanne

'Tis human actions paint the chart of time.
- James Montgomery

I like doing arts and crafts, so I would probably go
to one of those fun little ceramic places and go paint
some plates and do something fun like that.
- Christina Milian

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.
- Danny Kaye

An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside
jobs which enable him to paint.
A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.
- Ben Shahn

Usually I am on a work for a long stretch,
until a moment arrives when the air of the arbitrary vanishes,
and the paint falls into positions that feel destined.
- Philip Guston

It does not matter how badly you paint so long as you
don't paint badly like other people.
- George Edward Moore

I decided that what I really wanted to do was go off and paint.
- Jim Henson

With a painting, you don't have to go back and paint it again.
- Joni Mitchell

Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure,
and express your pleasure strongly.
- Pierre Bonnard

Paint the essential character of things.
- Camille Pissarro

Who made the rule that life has to be so serious?
One would think that "life is serious" had been engraved
upon stone tablets to judge from how most lives are lived.
Get a life, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat - dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I build a kind of wall between myself and t he model
so that I can paint in peace behind it.
Otherwise, she might say something that confuses and distracts me.
- Edvard Munch

Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression.
It is so spontaneous.
And after singing, I think the violin.
Since I cannot sing, I paint.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

If Britney would paint her ass green,
I'm sure you could spot green asses all over LA as
soon as the word was out.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

He painted me when I was young because he was in love with me,
but now that he has loved me he doesn't paint me anymore.
- Jane Birkin

I can't write, I can't paint, I don't compose.
- Richard Attenborough

I still drive my 1977 Honda Accord.
The paint is almost all worn off.
It's still running.
- Larry Wall

I think it would be better if nobody owned anything,
but they didn't starve.
Had enough paint and enough pianos and everything else.
- Arthur Boyd

I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them,
make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz,
and paint colors for those who see none.
- Olivier Messiaen

You treat the air as a canvas and the paint is the
chords that come through your fingers,
out of the keyboard.
- Pharrell Williams

I believe that the great painters with their intellect
as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium
of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions.
- Edward Hopper

Some people like to paint trees.
I like to paint love.
I find it more meaningful than painting trees.
- Robert Indiana

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

I paint because I love to cut mats.
- Arthur Alexander

Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language.
I don't know what to say about what I paint,
really.
- Balthus

Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding
of where he was in the history of where he came from
doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting.
- Jodie Foster

But who can paint like Nature? Can imagination boast,
amid its gay creation, hues like hers?
- James Thomson


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