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Gustav Klimt Quotes and Sayings

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I can paint and draw.
I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too.
But I'm not certain of whether it's true.
- Gustav Klimt

All art is erotic.
- Gustav Klimt

There is no self-portrait of me.
- Gustav Klimt

If the weather is good I go into the nearby wood -
there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun)
with a few conifers mixed in.
This takes until 8 'o clock.
- Gustav Klimt

 

There is nothing that special to see when looking at me.
I'm a painter who paints day in day out,
from morning till evening - figure pictures and landscapes,
more rarely portraits.
- Gustav Klimt

On my first days here I did not start work immediately but,
as planned, I took it easy for a few days -
flicked through books,
studied Japanese art a little.
- Gustav Klimt

Even when I have to write a simple letter I'm scared
stiff as if faced with looming seasickness.
- Gustav Klimt

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True relaxation, which would do me the world of good,
does not exist for me.
- Gustav Klimt

Although even when I am being idle I have plenty of
food for thought both early and late -
thoughts both about and not about art.
- Gustav Klimt

Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session
and instead study my Japanese books in the open.
- Gustav Klimt

Whoever wants to know something about me -
as an artist which alone is significant -
they should look attentively at my pictures and there
seek to recognise what I am and what I want.
- Gustav Klimt

After tea it's back to painting - a large poplar at
dusk with a gathering storm.
From time to time instead of this evening painting
session I go bowling in one of the neighbouring villages,
but not very often.
- Gustav Klimt

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

Paint Your Life In Bold Colors.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

Today is my day to paint 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

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

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

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

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 paint with shapes.
- Alexander Calder

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

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

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

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

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

I always pet a dog with my left hand because if he
bit me I'd still have my right hand to paint with.
- Juan Gris

Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on.
- Terry Brooks

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

But I'm the only one who can paint the moon,
because I'm the only one who knows whether that's right or not.
- Alan Bean

An artist can go paint, and a writer can go write,
but an actor needs to get hired, needs somebody to say,
'Here, come and do this,' That's the hard part.
- John Glover

I did not use paint, I made myself up morally.
- Eleanora Duse

It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to have to paint it.
- Steven Wright

Although I still occasionally paint and draw,
my life has now been shaped by my writing.
- Russell Banks

At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough.
You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it.
It is enough.
- Toni Morrison

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
- John Singer Sargent

I wish there was a painter who could paint as well
as Ted Williams could hit.
- Jack Levine

Why talk when you can paint?
- Milton Avery

The painter should not paint what he sees,
but what will be seen.
- Paul Klee

I spend a lot of time working as a painter and in my
studio I go from upstairs where I paint to downstairs where I play and record,
so I get this thing crossing over.
- Andy Summers

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

I cannot live under pressures from patrons,
let alone paint.
- Michelangelo

I've always had a certain fascination.
It's basically paint what you know, and this is what I grew up with.
- Martin Mull

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

Usually I am on a work for a long stretch,
until a moment arrives when the air of the arbitrary vanishes,
and the paint falls into positions that feel destined.
- Philip Guston

People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore.
The money is in photography.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Today we are searching for things in nature that are
hidden behind the veil of appearance...
We look for and paint this inner, spiritual side of nature.
- Franz Marc

I play music, I paint - these things come from your depths.
- John Lurie

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

Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint.
- Richard Linklater

Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face,
or what's behind it?
- Pablo Picasso

I paint because it hurts not to.
Pain is in the word painting.
- Marta Gottfried

If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a
hundred canvases on the same theme.
- Pablo Picasso

Paint the essential character of things.
- Camille Pissarro

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

I hate bumper stickers, you can't sum anything up.
All you do is paint yourself in some caricaturist corner.
- David Cross

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

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

Well, I am not interested in the kind of expression
that you have when you paint a painting with brush strokes.
It's all right, but it's already done and I want to do something new.
- Donald Judd

I love filmmaking, and I love the process.
And I would rather do nothing else.
It's a privilege to be able to paint such big pictures,
so to speak.
- Bryan Singer

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

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

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.
- Danny Kaye

In painting feathers, you want to create the look of feathers,
but if you try to paint all the feathers,
you have nothing but disaster.
- John O'Neill

I paint my own reality.
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


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