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There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the
by Edward Hopper

There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the
surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate
and sympathetic study of its moods,
together with a renewed wonder and humility on the
part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions.
- Edward Hopper

What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
- Edward Hopper

My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription
possible of my most intimate impression of nature.
- Edward Hopper

In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to
concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period.
- Edward Hopper

 

I have tried to present my sensations in what is the
most congenial and impressive form possible to me.
- Edward Hopper

More of me comes out when I improvise.
- Edward Hopper

If the picture needs varnishing later,
I allow a restorer to do that, if there's any restoring necessary.
- Edward Hopper

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I trust Winsor and Newton and I paint directly upon it.
- Edward Hopper

The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art,
but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to
me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.
- Edward Hopper

Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely
with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great.
- Edward Hopper

The only real influence I've ever had was myself.
- Edward Hopper

Maybe I am not very human - what I wanted to do was
to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
- Edward Hopper

The question of the value of nationality in art is perhaps unsolvable.
- Edward Hopper

Well, I have a very simple method of painting.
- Edward Hopper

I find linseed oil and white lead the most satisfactory mediums.
- Edward Hopper

Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist,
and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.
- Edward Hopper

There is a sort of elation about sunlight on the upper part of a house.
- Edward Hopper

No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.
- Edward Hopper

If I had the energy, I would have done it all over the county.
- Edward Hopper

If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
- Edward Hopper

If the technical innovations of the Impressionists
led merely to a more accurate representation of nature,
it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.
- Edward Hopper

I think that zinc white has a property of scaling and cracking.
- Edward Hopper

I use a retouching varnish which is made in France,
Libert, and that's all the varnish I use.
- Edward Hopper

In general it can be said that a nation's art is greatest
when it most reflects the character of its people.
- Edward Hopper

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

I find in working always the disturbing intrusion of
elements not a part of my most interested vision,
and the inevitable obliteration and replacement of
this vision by the work itself as it proceeds.
- Edward Hopper

After all, we are not French and never can be,
and any attempt to be so is to deny our inheritance
and to try to impose upon ourselves a character that
can be nothing but a veneer upon the surface.
- Edward Hopper

Well, I've always been interested in approaching a big city in a train,
and I can't exactly describe the sensations,
but they're entirely human and perhaps have nothing to do with aesthetics.
- Edward Hopper

It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business,
as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with,
adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil.
I use as little oil as I can possibly help,
and that's my method.
- Edward Hopper

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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