Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

John Singer Sargent Quotes and Sayings

I hope you find great value in these Quotes by John Singer Sargent from my large collection of motivational and inspirational quotes and sayings.

A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth.
- John Singer Sargent

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

Mine is the horny hand of toil.
- John Singer Sargent

I do not judge, I only chronicle.
- John Singer Sargent

 

You can't do sketches enough.
Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.
- John Singer Sargent

It is done...
the precious portrait placed in the hands of the gentlemen for safe keeping.
- Dolley Madison

The length of exposure (one minute in sunlight) is
still too long for the portrait.
It was fifteen minutes when I first began my work.
Progress may continue.
- Gabriel Lippmann

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


The true portrait of a man is a fusion of what he thinks he is,
what others think he is, what he really is and what he tries to be.
- Dore Schary

You know, if one paints someone's portrait,
one should not know him if possible.
- Otto Dix

We know evolution happened because innumerable bits
of data from myriad fields of science conjoin to paint
a rich portrait of life's pilgrimage.
- Michael Shermer

I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence
all the days and nights that I am away from you.
- Frida Kahlo

Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have
felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
- Anthony Powell

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

I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense;
I doodle,
I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down
and do an accurate portrait of anyone.
- Rene Auberjonois

It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.
- James Whistler

A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The most difficult thing for me is a portrait.
You have to try and put your camera between the skin
of a person and his shirt.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Traffic is about drugs.
As detailed a portrait as I can muster about what is
happening in the drug world,
from top to bottom, from policy to how things move on the street.
- Steven Soderbergh

Even though I love my mother, I didn't want to make
an idealized portrait of her.
I'm fascinated more by her defects -
they are funnier than her other qualities.
- Pedro Almodovar

When having my portrait painted I don't want justice,
I want mercy.
- Billy Hughes

There are only two styles of portrait painting;
the serious and the smirk.
- Charles Dickens

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

My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce,
amuse and entertain.
- Helmut Newton

The landscape is like being there with a powerful personality
and I'm searching for just the right angles to make
that portrait come across as meaningfully as possible.
- Galen Rowell

It seems to be a law of nature that no man,
unless he has some obvious physical deformity,
ever is loth to sit for his portrait.
- Max Beerbohm

The progression of roles you take strings together a portrait of an actor,
but it's a completely random process.
- Meryl Streep

In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view.
The image may not be literally what's going on,
but it's representative.
- Annie Leibovitz

The portrait of my parents is a complicated one,
but lovingly drawn.
- Joyce Maynard

Is it possible that the portrait of the divine Son
of God is an exaggeration,
at best, or a complete fabrication, at worst,
of the original Jesus?
- John Clayton

The countenance is the portrait of the soul,
and the eyes mark its intentions.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I found it an interesting portrait of a marriage in
exploring notions of how one partner supports the other,
whilst not jeopardizing the greater good -
which is the family.
- Rachel Griffiths

Every man's work, whether it be literature,
or music or pictures or architecture or anything else,
is always a portrait of himself.
- Samuel Butler

Your library is your portrait.
- Holbrook Jackson

The reason that I'm an actor, or an artist,
is ultimately because I'm trying to paint a self-portrait,
and the most complete and beautiful self-portrait that you can.
- Terrence Howard

A true portrait should, today and a hundred years from today,
the Testimony of how this person looked and what kind of human being he was.
- Philippe Halsman

To sit for one's portrait is like being present at one's own creation.
- Alexander Smith

I used to try to draw my girlfriends.
I think one of the most romantic things that anybody
can do is draw a portrait of the person you love.
- Nick Carter

When I paint a person, his enemies always find the
portrait a good likeness.
- Edvard Munch

The moment seemed right to me for a full and,
if possible, authoritative portrait of the life and
character of the Prince of Wales.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

I wanted to become a cartoon artist,
a portrait artist,
and an illustrator.
This was my first idea.
- Karl Lagerfeld

I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject,
rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
- Salvador Dali

The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are,
whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball.
In a word, I have tried to be objective.
- Berenice Abbott

The portrait I do best is of the person I know best.
- Nadar

We demand that people should be true to the pictures we have of them,
no matter how repulsive those pictures may be:
we prefer the true portrait in all its homogeneity,
to one with a detail added which refuses to fit in.
- Pamela Hansford Johnson

It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us,
but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize;
so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait
of his spirit than a portrait of his face.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

At the unveiling at the White House of the presidential portrait,
President Bush pointed out that Hillary Clinton was
the first sitting Senator in history to have her portrait
hanging in the White House.
- Eleanor Clift

So, did I work with Warhol? I worked with him less
on that play then I did on other things.
He actually did a portrait of my rabbit and some other stuff.
Warhol was definitely...
Warhol.
- Harvey Fierstein

And then I went round the corner and there's a Van Gogh portrait,
and you just think, well, this is another level.
A higher level, actually.
I love the Sargent, but it's not the level of Van Gogh.
- David Hockney

When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form,
a clear volume, through successive eliminations,
you arrive inevitably at the egg.
Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse,
one finishes with the portrait.
- Pablo Picasso

There's a discipline.
When you take someone's portrait, you don't have to take 50 photographs,
just find that one so that when you release the shutter,
that's the image that you took.
- Matthew Modine

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know When To Be Done.
- Anonymous

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

That which you hate to be done to you,
do not do to another.
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you've always gotten.
- Tony Robbins (quoting Mark Twain)

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

A gift consists not in what is done or given,
but in the intention of the giver or doer.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: John Singer Sargent Quotes and Sayings.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.