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I realised that if I did what I wanted to do,
by John Dyer

I realised that if I did what I wanted to do,
it would work.
- John Dyer

I apply paint directly from the tube and with my fingers.
- John Dyer

Painting is really good fun, I have always enjoyed it.
As long as I paint what I want with the freedom that I enjoy,
I never tire.
- John Dyer

The paintings by Van Gough and Chagall had a big influence on me.
- John Dyer

 

The most amazing thing to me about the sea is the tide.
A harbour like St.
Ives is totally transformed in a very short space of
time by the arrival or departure of the sea.
- John Dyer

I have lived in Cornwall from the age of 4,
so I have always been aware of the artistic heritage that the county has.
I feel very proud to be able to connect to this.
- John Dyer

On my return to Cornwall I discovered that I was living in a tropical paradise.
For now I am content to explore my own home and our
nearest neighbour France.
- John Dyer

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I use about 20 different colours to retain the luminance in my work.
- John Dyer

I studied for my degree in London and consequently
ended up spending five years away from Cornwall.
I deliberately moved away from the coast to experience a different way of life.
- John Dyer

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

I really enjoy squeezing out a big lump of paint directly
onto the canvas and leaving it;
fresh,
immediate and sometimes shocking.
- John Dyer

It's a terrible thing wishing that it can be someone else's tragedy.
- John Dyer

I used to own a dingy and can still sail one if pushed,
but I like the pleasure boats.
- John Dyer

And he that will this health deny, down among the dead men let him lie.
- John Dyer

While I was at college studying design I decided to paint.
I was also greatly inspired by the colours that I had
seen on my travels in the Brazilian Rain forest.
- John Dyer

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

I was told I was talented when I applied to Falmouth
School of Art and that I should consider skipping the
course and proceeding directly to degree level.
- John Dyer

During the winter when the weather is too poor to work outside,
I do use drawings and photographs, but I change my
work so it is not just a time and place study.
- John Dyer

I decided to become a painter when my first four paintings
where all published and attracted a great deal of interest.
I exhibited one of them and it was sold.
- John Dyer

I use a wide selection of colours.
It is impossible to produce work like mine using only
the primary colours as they only mix a certain range of colour.
- John Dyer

The majority of my work is from life.
I spend most fine days from May to October painting outside.
- John Dyer

I paint what I see, not what a camera would see.
- John Dyer

Digital media has destroyed much of the magic and mystery of the medium.
- John Dyer

The lifestyle that an artist can have,
the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines,
was a very attractive one.
- John Dyer

My great love is my home county of Cornwall,
I love to sit and watch people enjoying themselves
on the beaches and in the harbour towns of Cornwall.
- John Dyer

I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life.
My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early
age I have spent time painting and drawing.
- John Dyer

My optimism for life carried through my work.
- John Dyer

In some parts of the world there is very little tidal movement.
- John Dyer

I still take photographs for my own use,
personal studies.
I do not feel that I can fully express my views through
the medium and this is why I have moved towards painting.
- John Dyer

I love the sea's sounds and the way it reflects the sky.
The colours that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable.
This, combined with the colour of the water over white sand,
surprises me every time.
- John Dyer

My father is a well known artist, Ted Dyer,
who has been painting for many years.
Our work is very different, but growing up surrounded by paintings,
paints, easels and art books does have an effect.
- John Dyer

St Michaels Mount is a favourite place of mine;
people will walk across to the Mount all day and assume
they will be able to walk home.
The spectacle of hundreds of people realising that
the path they walked over on is disappearing under
several feet of water is very amusing.
- John Dyer

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

With Maurice suddenly going, I realised...
I think I've matured.
I don't take things lightly any more.
- Robin Gibb

I think we brothers realised his loss more and more as we grew older.
We actually grew closer after his death.
- Raj Kapoor

When I left Ohio when I was 17 and ended up in New
York and realised that not all films had the giant crab monsters in them,
it really opened up a lot of things for me.
- Jim Jarmusch

Suddenly, I realised: this was what I wanted to do.
I didn't know how to do it; I just knew acting felt right.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Generally speaking, I went through that.
I came to a place where I realised what true value was.
It wasn't money.
Money is a means to achieving an end,
but it's not the end.
- Robert Redford

I've now returned to the business again because I finally
realised that I really enjoy the creative process.
- Gil Gerard

It's definitely time to stop.
We're getting too old.
We both realised that the show wasn't as engaging as it used to be.
We were starting to look a bit ridiculous.
- Adrian Edmondson

There was a period when I'd just come out of college
where I'd been playing classical guitar and I suddenly
realised that it wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
- Andy Summers

What he's done is recognise the cinematic nature of the book.
It's beautifully realised - it's a beat film.
- Tilda Swinton

My father realised that for me to become a publisher
in his firm would have been the end of the firm!
- Dick Bruna

In loving his own productive, generative,
generous love, God loves all those ways in which that
love can be realised in creation.
- Rowan D. Williams

Then suddenly something just kicked me.
I kind of woke up and realised that I was in a different
atmosphere than you normally are.
My immediate reaction was to back off,
slow down.
- Ayrton Senna

We have to acknowledge peace is in danger and mankind
still has not realised the priority to be given to
world dialogue versus armed contradiction and bloodshed.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

I realised I'd never climb Everest but thought I could still write a book.
- Sara Paretsky

I realised that God has placed Christians everywhere,
to support each other, to support the needy in those areas,
and that is the thing that I find is a great plus.
- Cliff Richard

It wasn't until school that we realised that we were abnormal.
- Gilbert Hernandez

It's really weird to be playing chords again.
Haven't played chords for a long time.
I realised I haven't played chord changes since OK
Computer and stuff like that.
- Ed O'Brien

While I was writing Wild Swans I thought the famine
was the result of economic mismanagement but during
the research I realised that it was something more sinister.
- Jung Chang

That was when I realised that music is the most profound,
magical form of communication there is.
- Lesley Garrett

It was only when I finished the course and left my
graduation diploma on the bus that I realised I'd become an actor.
- James D'arcy

Miffy has changed quite a lot since the early books,
although I never realised it at the time.
- Dick Bruna

Many French directors, having now realised there was no more real criticism,
that the standards of the past have gone,
are very offended about the quality of film criticism.
- Wim Wenders

When I wasn't as attractive as I am now,
I suffered at the hands of cruel children and their
taunts until I realised that confidence and a bit of
aesthetic care can overcome that.
- Johnny Vegas

And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously.
I was driving it by a kind of instinct,
only I was in a different dimension.
- Ayrton Senna

I realised from a very early age that God gave me a gift,
and that gift was to run, and I wanted to use it to the best of my ability.
- Betty Cuthbert

Everything is entertainment; criticism is now entertainment
and it seems that the French directors have woken up
one day and suddenly realised that they were not backed up any more.
- Wim Wenders

During my grief, I realised there was nothing I could do for my mother,
but I did have a child.
- Namie Amuro

I think it was when I realised I could talk anybody
into doing just about anything I wanted them to.
- Jeremy London

So there was a fire inside me.
And that fire inside you, it can be turned into a negative form or a positive form.
And I gradually realised that I had this fire and that
it had to be used in a positive way.
- John Newcombe

This truth of the gathering together of God's children
is in Scripture seen realised in various localities,
and in each central locality the Christians resident
therein composed but one body:
Scripture is perfectly clear on that head.
- John Nelson Darby

Our publicist at Warner Brothers is a young guy who
has worked so hard for seven years with us and when
we saw him backstage he broke down and cried.
He couldn't believe it happened.
It was seeing him so overcome when we realised how much it really meant.
- Wayne Coyne

I sort of got into Westerns...
It was a sort of desperation move, really.
I had several pictures that didn't go very well,
and I just realised that I would have to try something else.
- James Stewart

My hope that the Church will emerge as a strong leader
in society is just that a hope.
What I described in The Catholic Moment is not a prophecy
but the outline of a possibility.
There are no guarantees that my hopes expressed in
The Catholic Moment will ever be realised.
- Richard John Neuhaus

At first I was a bit indignant about it,
and then I realised, 'No, that's what people want,
so that's what is given.' But it's not in your control.
It's just what happens to you, and that's what's frightening.
- Julia Ormond

I've never really been star struck.
I was a little bit taken aback when I was doing a chat
show recently and I was sat in the make-up chair chatting
to a guy say next to me but I couldn't look round and see who it was,
it was only when I got up I realised it had been Bryan
Adams I'd been talking to!
- Richard Fleeshman

By the time I got to the hospital, I certainly realised
that I had a problem because I couldn't write or print at that time,
which lasted luckily only about four months.
I'd gone numb here and on my tongue and the right foot a little bit.
- John Newcombe

Earlier, I used to charge territories instead of my fees as an actor,
but I realised it was better to keep the two apart.
Now, I take my fees in cash, for acting,
and keep the distribution thing separate.
- Ajay Devgan

I think Michael Crawford realised, I think we all realised,
once we'd gone the route of casting a very young girl,
you can't really cast a 65 year old man opposite.
Slightly different resonance I think.
No, we weren't going to go there.
We'd have Jack Nicholson in the lead.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber


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