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Edward Hopper Quotes and Sayings

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I use a retouching varnish which is made in France,
Libert, and that's all the varnish I use.
- 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 question of the value of nationality in art is perhaps unsolvable.
- 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More of me comes out when I improvise.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz PHOTO

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz PHOTO

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

Make the best use of what is in your power,
and take the rest as it happens.
- Epictetus

The means we use must be as pure
as the ends we seek.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

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

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.
- John F. Kennedy

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We must use time creatively.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

Don't fight forces, use them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Yesterday is like a dung heap;
you can complain about the smell,
or you can use it to fertilize tomorrow's garden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- St. Francis of Assisi

In all my ways of seeing - may I use new glasses,
a telescope and a microscope.
And may I always allow myself to see a circumstance
through the tender hearts of my friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

USE this time of fresh beginnings.
Use it as an impetus, the force or energy toward change.
Become stronger, a better leader, more focused in your thoughts.
Exert more influence over your dreams
by bringing them closer to your thoughts, every day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is a power for good in the universe
greater than you are and you can use it.
- Ernest Holmes

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stop! Breathe deeply.
Begin bringing peace to the outer world
by regaining your own inner peace.
Choose love, choose gratitude,
choose forgiveness, choose peace.
Begin with your own inner peace.
Then use that inner peace
as a platform from which
to approach the outer world
with perspective, understanding, and patience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I mayn't tell you what I feel,
what is the use of a friend?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

All the energy of the universe is mine
to use as spirit directs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Understand that the right to
choose your own path
is a sacred privilege.
Use it.
Dwell in possibility.
- Oprah Winfrey

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

INTENT:
We hold the power to make things happen
through our intent -
to the extent that we use our intention
with compassion and without ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44

Do not use a hatchet to remove
a fly from your friend's forehead.
- Chinese Proverb

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- 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

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll


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