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Paul Cezanne Quotes and Sayings

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When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

Related topics: Art

The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it.
- Paul Cezanne

Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
- Paul Cezanne

I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.
- Paul Cezanne


The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
- Paul Cezanne

I have nothing to hide in art.
The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain.
- Paul Cezanne

Painting from nature is not copying the object;
it is realizing one's sensations.
- Paul Cezanne

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My age and health will never allow me to realize the
dream of art I've been pursuing all my life.
- Paul Cezanne

Is it the factitious and the conventional that most
surely succeed on earth and in the course of life?
- Paul Cezanne

Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
- Paul Cezanne

I am a pupil of Pissarro.
- Paul Cezanne

Optics, developing in us through study,
teach us to see.
- Paul Cezanne

I must be more sensible and realize that at my age,
illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
- Paul Cezanne

With an apple I will astonish Paris.
- Paul Cezanne

Two sittings a day of my models and I'm totally exhausted.
- Paul Cezanne

We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas
of our illustrious predecessors.
Let us go out and study beautiful nature.
- Paul Cezanne

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
- Paul Cezanne

I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years
without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing.
- Paul Cezanne

Is art really the priesthood that demands the pure
in heart who belong to it wholly?
- Paul Cezanne

Painting is damned difficult - you always think you've got it,
but you haven't.
- Paul Cezanne

The world doesn't understand me and I don't understand the world,
that's why I've withdrawn from it.
- Paul Cezanne

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

The artist makes things concrete and gives them individuality.
- Paul Cezanne

Here, on the river's verge, I could be busy for months
without changing my place,
simply leaning a little more to right or left.
- Paul Cezanne

Keep good company - that is, go to the Louvre.
- Paul Cezanne

One does not substitute oneself for the past,
one merely adds to it a new link.
- Paul Cezanne

A thousand painters ought to be killed yearly.
Say what you like: I'm every inch a painter.
- Paul Cezanne

A puny body weakens the soul.
- Paul Cezanne

Tell me, do you think I'm going mad? I sometimes wonder,
you know.
- Paul Cezanne

An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all.
- Paul Cezanne

It is impossible for emotion not to come on us in thinking
of that time now flowed away.
- Paul Cezanne

I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us,
we find consolation only in religion.
- Paul Cezanne

It's so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas.
- Paul Cezanne

With a painter's temperament, all that's needed are
the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public.
- Paul Cezanne

I paint as if I were Rothschild.
- Paul Cezanne

I allow no one to touch me.
- Paul Cezanne

I want to die painting.
- Paul Cezanne

Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant;
light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.
- Paul Cezanne

The day is coming when a single carrot,
freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
- Paul Cezanne

My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me.
- Paul Cezanne

Pure drawing is an abstraction.
Drawing and colour are not distinct,
everything in nature is coloured.
- Paul Cezanne

I am the primitive of the method I have invented.
- Paul Cezanne

People think how a sugar basin has no physiognomy,
no soul.
But it changes every day.
- Paul Cezanne

Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen.
If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors.
- Paul Cezanne

For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject,
but to realize sensations.
- Paul Cezanne

I'll always be grateful to the public of intelligent amateurs.
- Paul Cezanne

You say a new era in art is preparing;
you sensed it coming; continue your studies without weakening.
God will do the rest.
- Paul Cezanne

If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain.
- Paul Cezanne

I've come to the conclusion that it's not really possible to help others.
- Paul Cezanne

The painter must enclose himself within his work;
he must respond not with words,
but with paintings.
- Paul Cezanne

Don't be an art critic.
There lies salvation.
- Paul Cezanne

We live in a rainbow of chaos.
- Paul Cezanne

The clear French landscape is as pure as a verse of Racine.
- Paul Cezanne

There are two things in the painter,
the eye and the mind; each of them should aid the other.
- Paul Cezanne

I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.
- Paul Cezanne

I have sworn to die painting.
- Paul Cezanne

Judge your natural character
by what you do in your dreams.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers.
- Gerald Jampolsky

When you are impeccable, you take
responsibility for your actions,
but you do not judge or blame yourself.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds that you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I Resist the Temptation to Judge Others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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