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Alexander Calder Quotes and Sayings

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I paint with shapes.
- Alexander Calder

Related topics: Art

To an engineer, good enough means perfect.
With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
- Alexander Calder

My fan mail is enormous.
Everyone is under six.
- Alexander Calder

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 PHOTO

 

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's funny that all these goths paint their faces with
such white make-up and that is the actual colour of my skin,
I am that pale!
- Kelly Osbourne

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

It really is a day job, and it also seems to have virtually
disappeared-with no remorse,
really.
It gives me more time to paint.
- Martin Mull

Anyone who has that weird volition to become an actor
probably has a weird volition to do lots of other creative things -
to write,
to play music, to paint, to cook.
- Minnie Driver

I'll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I'd like to.
- Norman Rockwell

But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence;
the least touch of truth rubs it off,
and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.
- Lord Byron

I never paint dreams or nightmares.
I paint my own reality.
- Frida Kahlo

I paint abstract expressions.
- Billy Zane

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 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

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

Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
- Henri Rousseau

I'm sorry I didn't wear paint this morning.
I tend not to wear it unless I'm getting highly paid.
- Tyne Daly

No, I do a bunch of things to entertain myself.
I paint, I make music, I take photographs.
- Charlie Hunnam

For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject,
but to realize sensations.
- Paul Cezanne

Maybe I'll paint, do photography, just something else.
I can see that.
- Steven Soderbergh

Deals are my art form.
Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry.
I like making deals, preferably big deals.
That's how I get my kicks.
- Edward Koch

What I wish to show when I paint is the way I see things
with my eyes and in my heart.
- Raoul Dufy

An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will.
- Willem de Kooning

The way money goes so fast these days,
they should paint racing stripes on it.
- Mark Russell

I studied all about Gauguin.
He was a banker.
He was a banker who - he used to paint on Sundays.
And one day he hated himself for painting on Sundays.
- Anthony Quinn

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

The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
- Pablo Picasso

Youth must go ahead and prosper.
These young painters are all very talented people,
but they all paint frescoes.
- Edvard Munch

Painters must speak through paint, not through words.
- Hans Hofmann

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

David is purely a conceptual artist.
He didn't play any instruments or paint or anything.
We were painters.
- Tina Weymouth

Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.
- Bill Hicks

To paint is a possessing rather than a picturing.
- Philip Guston

I like to paint nudes mostly.
- Cleo Moore

I like to draw and paint.
It is a river to me.
- John Lurie

Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint.
- Tony Curtis

Learning lines is on my mind until I do know them.
I'll read the paper or paint the house to keep from starting to memorize.
I've never found an easy way.
- Paul Lynde

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

To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy.
A lot of comic books are very literate -
unlike most films.
- Alan Moore

I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of
the shadows and the different greens in the trees,
but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.
- Grandma Moses

It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put
on as long as something has been said.
Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.
- Jackson Pollock

I wanted to learn how to paint rather than just doing black-and-white work.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

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

The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to,
and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.
- Frida Kahlo

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone,
because I am the person I know best.
- Frida Kahlo

A ship is always referred to as "she" because it costs
so much to keep one in paint and powder.
- Chester W. Nimitz

I paint a slice of life, whatever it is that day.
- Geoffrey Holder

Not only are Christians writing about Jesus,
but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are
taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus.
- John Clayton

Instead of art I have taught philosophy.
Though technique for me is a big word,
I never have taught how to paint.
All my doing was to make people to see.
- Josef Albers

For example, lead paint in old houses can be a greater
threat to children's health than lead that may be under
some industrial site where there are no children.
- Fred Thompson

Instead of using brushes all the time,
try a palette knife to paint.
- Frank Bruno

I don't paint anymore.
I haven't since I abandoned it at 19,
in order to begin writing seriously.
- Jonathan Lethem

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


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