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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Your library is your portrait.
- Holbrook Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes
and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

I'm kidding about having only a few dollars.
I might have a few dollars more.
- James Brown

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee, And revery.
The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson


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