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Alberto Giacometti Quotes and Sayings

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Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead
of me to discover and create.
I want something, but I won't know what it is until I succeed in doing it.
- Alberto Giacometti

It is impossible to do a thing the way I see it because
the closer I get the more differently I see.
- Alberto Giacometti

All I can do will only ever be a faint image of what
I see and my success will always be less than my failure
or perhaps equal to the failure.
- Alberto Giacometti

It was always disappointing to see that what I could
really master in terms of form boiled down to so little.
- Alberto Giacometti

 

Once the object has been constructed,
I have a tendency to discover in it,
transformed and displaced,
images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me.
- Alberto Giacometti

I don't know if I work in order to do something,
or in order to know why I can't do what I want to do.
- Alberto Giacometti

The older I grow, the more I find myself alone.
- Alberto Giacometti

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When you look at art made by other people,
you see what you need to see in it.
- Alberto Giacometti

If only someone else could paint what I see,
it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all.
- Alberto Giacometti

That's the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture,
the more impossible it becomes to finish it.
- Alberto Giacometti

Whores are the most honest girls.
They present the bill right away.
- Alberto Giacometti

I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality...
to protect myself.
- Alberto Giacometti

I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre.
I have copied everything in drawing,
trying to understand.
- Alberto Giacometti

In the past I have never thought about loneliness when working,
and I don't think about it now.
Yet there must be a reason for the fact that so many people talk about it.
- Alberto Giacometti

Only reality interests me now and I know I could spend
the rest of my life in copying a chair.
- Alberto Giacometti

All the sculptures of today, like those of the past,
will end one day in pieces...
So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in
its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life.
- Alberto Giacometti

I've tried doing so, for it was never my intention to paint only with gray.
But in the course of my work I have eliminated one color after another,
and what has remained is gray, gray,
gray!
- Alberto Giacometti

In every work of art the subject is primordial,
whether the artist knows it or not.
The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign
of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject;
the form is always in proportion to the obsession.
- Alberto Giacometti

Anyone who creates something new or does something
different artistically is going to be singled out.
- Carlisle Floyd

I know there are going to be big challenges financially,
but I'm excited artistically.
I think that if the experience is better artistically,
then we have more hope in the future.
- Karen Kain

The chance to be both artistically appreciated and
commercially appreciated...
That's what you hope for.
- Gerard Butler

I consider myself an artist.
God granted me some gifts so that I could express myself artistically.
- Don Johnson

Here's something pompous - you take your day and artistically create it,
so every moment has an artistic flavor.
- William Shatner

The best thing commercially, which is the worst artistically,
by and large, is the most successful.
- Orson Welles

I want to solidify as an artist and show that as I
grow as a person and make mistakes and learn from them,
I'm going to grow artistically.
- Eminem

Every ballet, whether or not successful artistically or with the public,
has given me something important.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

The good life is one that's artistically made.
- William Shatner

Most bands have a sound that they're already identified with,
so for the producer it becomes a process of helping
them find their muse in the studio to make a record
that will not only satisfy them artistically,
but will also do something in the marketplace.
- Jerry Harrison

Special-interest magazines are dangerous places for
writers to start out in because the writing quickly
falls into a routine and people are likely to find
themselves artistically exhausted when they want to
work on something of their own.
- Irwin Shaw

All of us have read the stories about young people
in Hollywood and all the challenges they have to confront there,
and I think that artistically, I really didn't understand
the commercial side of the film business,
so I went back to a purely artistic setting.
- Marisa Tomei

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you
that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Never Let Anyone Get Your Goat,
Push Your Buttons,
Get You Riled Up,
or Annoy You.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
- Publilius Syrus

Don't let anyone else take the measure
of your worth and capabilities.
Always stand proud in who you are.
- Margaret Spellings

Know that you do not need anyone's permission
to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Don't believe me,
don't believe yourself,
and don't believe anyone else.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Anyone is free who lives as he wishes to live.
- Epictetus

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

ANYONE may become a revealer of Truth
who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
- Ernest Holmes

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

Anyone can heal who believes that he can
and will take the time to put that belief into motion.
- Ernest Holmes

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship with one's self is all important,
because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't look for approval from anyone other than yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone who thinks sitting in church
can make you a Christian must also think
that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
- Garrison Keillor

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Anyone can be passionate, but
it takes real lovers to be silly.
- Rose Franken

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell


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