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Jackson Pollock Quotes and Sayings

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Every good painter paints what he is.
- Jackson Pollock

Related topics: Art

My painting does not come from the easel.
- Jackson Pollock

When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing.
- Jackson Pollock

On the floor I am more at ease.
I feel nearer, more part of the painting,
since this way I can walk around it,
work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.
- Jackson Pollock

 

I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image,
etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
- Jackson Pollock

The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover
the deeper meanings in modern art.
- Jackson Pollock

The modern artist...
is working and expressing an inner world -
in other words -
expressing the energy,
the motion, and other inner forces.
- Jackson Pollock

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Bums are the well-to-do of this day.
They didn't have as far to fall.
- Jackson Pollock

I continue to get further away from the usual painter's tools such as easel,
palette, brushes, etc.
- Jackson Pollock

My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the
same amount of interest throughout.
- Jackson Pollock

It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess.
Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take,
and the painting comes out well.
- Jackson Pollock

Today painters do not have to go to a subject matter outside of themselves.
Most modern painters work from a different source.
They work from within.
- Jackson Pollock

I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting.
- Jackson Pollock

Painting is self-discovery.
Every good artist paints what he is.
- Jackson Pollock

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 don't work from drawings.
I don't make sketches and drawings and color sketches into a final painting.
- Jackson Pollock

The painting has a life of its own.
I try to let it come through.
- Jackson Pollock

The modern artist is working with space and time,
and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
- Jackson Pollock

He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced
right into nonobjective painting.
- Jackson Pollock

I'm very representational some of the time,
and a little all of the time.
But when you're painting out of your unconscious,
figures are bound to emerge.
- Jackson Pollock

When I say artist I mean the man who is building things -
creating molding the earth - whether it be the plains of the west -
or the iron ore of Penn.
It's all a big game of construction -
some with a brush - some with a shovel -
some choose a pen.
- Jackson Pollock

When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing.
It's only after a get acquainted period that I see what I've been about.
I've no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own.
- Jackson Pollock

Abstract painting is abstract.
It confronts you.
There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my
pictures didn't have any beginning or any end.
He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was.
- Jackson Pollock

New needs need new techniques.
And the modern artists have found new ways and new
means of making their statements...
the modern painter cannot express this age,
the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio,
in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.
- Jackson Pollock

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Good things happen to those who hustle.
- Anais Nin

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin


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