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Georgia O`Keeffe Quotes and Sayings

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I found I could say things with color and shapes that
I couldn't say any other way -
things I had no words for.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Related topics: Art

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

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

To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

 

Marks on paper are free - free speech -
press -
pictures all go together I suppose.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life -
and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

One can not be an American by going about saying that one is an American.
It is necessary to feel America, like America,
love America and then work.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

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I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree,
past the trunk and up into the branches.
It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I often painted fragments of things because it seemed
to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

One can't paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Anyone who doesn't feel the crosses simply doesn't get that country.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I feel there is something unexplored about woman that
only a woman can explore.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I hate flowers - I paint them because they're cheaper
than models and they don't move.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Sun-bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue -
that blue that will always be there as it is now after
all man's destruction is finished.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I believe I would rather have Stieglitz like something -
anything I had done -
than anyone else I know.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

It was in the 1920s, when nobody had time to reflect,
that I saw a still-life painting with a flower that was perfectly exquisite,
but so small you really could not appreciate it.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I don't very much enjoy looking at paintings in general.
I know too much about them.
I take them apart.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

The days you work are the best days.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

It was all so far away - there was quiet and an untouched
feel to the country and I could work as I pleased.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at -
not copy it.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small.
We haven't time, and to see takes time -
like to have a friend takes time.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I know now that most people are so closely concerned
with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality,
I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say in paint.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me -
shapes and ideas so near to me -
so natural to my way of being and thinking that it
hasn't occurred to me to put them down.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it,
it's your world for the moment.
I want to give that world to someone else.
Most people in the city rush around so,
they have no time to look at a flower.
I want them to see it whether they want to or not.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I said to myself, I have things in my head that are
not like what anyone has taught me -
shapes and ideas so near to me -
so natural to my way of being and thinking that it
hasn't occurred to me to put them down.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein PHOTO

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Consistent happiness is found through
living in a state of constant gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

I have always found that mercy bears
richer fruits than strict justice.
- Abraham Lincoln

The whole world is a cyclone.
But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears.
This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
- Osho

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone
who is more deserving of your
love and affection than you are yourself,
and that person is not to be found anywhere.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe
deserve your love and affection.
- The Buddha

We tell lies when we are afraid...
afraid of what we don't know,
afraid of what others will think,
afraid of what will be found out about us.
But every time we tell a lie,
the thing that we fear grows stronger.
- Williams Tad

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

Science may have found a cure for most evils;
but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin,
they would never have found time to conquer the world.
- Heinrich Heine

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars,
would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.
- Bette Davis

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White

How often I found where I should be going
only by setting out for somewhere else.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing
for another is common to all men,
and to be found in no other race of animals.
- Adam Smith

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words,
and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
- Winston Churchill

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
- Alice Walker

Law of Contrariness:
Our chief want in life is somebody
who shall make us do what we can.
Having found them, we shall then hate them for it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forgiveness is the remission of sins.
For it is by this that what has been lost,
and was found, is saved from being lost again.
- Saint Augustine

The meaning of our self is not to be found
in its separateness from God and others,
but in the ceaseless realization of yoga, of union.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing.
- Dizzy Dean


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