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Paul Klee Quotes and Sayings

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A line is a dot that went for a walk.
- Paul Klee

Color possesses me.
I don't have to pursue it.
It will possess me always, I know it.
That is the meaning of this happy hour:
Color and I are one.
I am a painter.
- Paul Klee

The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art.
- Paul Klee

He has found his style, when he cannot do otherwise.
- Paul Klee

 

To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like
a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.
- Paul Klee

When looking at any significant work of art,
remember that a more significant one probably has had to be sacrificed.
- Paul Klee

One eye sees, the other feels.
- Paul Klee

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A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.
- Paul Klee

Art does not reproduce what we see; rather,
it makes us see.
- Paul Klee

Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion,
let the artist be truly taciturn.
- Paul Klee

A single day is enough to make us a little larger or,
another time, a little smaller.
- Paul Klee

The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all
further forms of expression,
whether they are paintings, sculptures,
tragedies, or musical compositions.
- Paul Klee

Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void.
Ripe, graphic fruits fall off.
My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.
- Paul Klee

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

One does not lash hat lies at a distance.
The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own.
Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh.
The garden must be weeded.
- Paul Klee

Children also have artistic ability,
and there is wisdom in there having it!
The more helpless they are, the more instructive are
the examples they furnish us;
and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
- Paul Klee

In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing,
no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be.
It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary
lines of projection meet higher dimensions,
the better.
- Paul Klee

Beauty is as relative as light and dark.
Thus, there exists no beautiful woman,
none at all, because you are never certain that a still
far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely
shame the supposed beauty of the first.
- Paul Klee

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing PHOTO

In choosing joy, the finish line dissolves
into a different matter altogether.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is a fine line between
the perseverance of the courageous tortoise
and the habit of the stubborn donkey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

Life and death are one thread,
the same line viewed from different sides.
- Lao Tzu

Life is a constant opponent,
and an overpowering adversary if attacked directly.
The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life -
a parry here, a feint there - always engaged,
but never in the direct line of life's heaviest blows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out
where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
- George Carlin

Maybe I could have loved you better.
Maybe you should have loved me more.
Maybe our hearts were just next in line.
Maybe everything breaks sometime.
- Jewel

There's a fine line between genius and insanity.
I have erased this line.
- Oscar Levant

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand

I'm not sure I can say there is a clean line between
me as an individual and me as a lawyer.
- Anita Hill

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't
always have to be their top priority.
- William Arthur Ward

The details are the very source of expression in architecture.
But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
- Arthur Erickson

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

I don't know anything about music.
In my line you don't have to.
- Elvis Presley

All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.
- Casey Stengel

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a
contribution to the advance of peace,
I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
- Douglas MacArthur

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

For almost seventy years the life insurance industry
has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull.
- Ralph Nader

Usually a poem takes shape accoustically -
a line or a pair of lines will repeat itself in my ear.
- Thomas Lynch

On the basis of Lorentz's theory, if we limit ourselves
to a single spectral line,
it suffices to assume that each atom (or molecule)
contains a single moving electron.
- Pieter Zeeman

I entirely agree with you about the obscurity of Mrs
Browning's line about the stars.
It is far-fetched.
She wanted to express something which she found beyond expression.
- Marie Corelli

We have to draw the line somewhere.
I don't let my picture be taken.
I'm on too many hit lists.
- Jack T. Chick

I used this line to demonstrate how important colors are in movies:
It's not a caprice.
- Pedro Almodovar

It's no secret that I love the Ultimate line.
- Robert Kirkman

In '75, the year both A Chorus Line and Chicago hit Broadway,
my head spun around and I became the ultimate theater queen for life.
- Michael Musto

It was dripping and, you know, and there was a whole
line of cameras and microphones.
I felt like - you remember the honor guards,
only it was a dishonor guard.
- Jim Bakker

It was exactly an assembly line.
You could look into infinity down these rows of drawing tables.
- Gil Kane

I have always thought of myself as a performer first
and way down the line as a recording artist.
- Leo Kottke

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain,
comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
- Erma Bombeck

The ones who were negotiating are now on the front line of this intifada,
because they found that the negotiations didn't give
them the minimum of their rights.
- Hassan Nasrallah

My idea of a real treat is Magic Mountain without standing in line.
- Alan Rickman

If I'd had some set idea of a finish line,
don't you think I would have crossed it years ago?
- Bill Gates

Fragile egos are put on the line every day.
- Mary Lou Retton

But with the Berlin, I was able to allow him to get near,
but not quite near enough, and I knew where to draw
the line with the fortresses I had set up.
- Vladimir Kramnik

Just the other day, my assistant was on the line with Calvin Klein.
Golly, I usually shop at Sears.
- Billy Bob Thornton

I should be proud to have my memory graced,
but only if the monument be placed...
here, where I endured three hundred hours in line before
the implacable iron bars.
- Anna Akhmatova

I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose;
they should draw the line at goats though.
- Elton John

One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq
the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction
and the missiles to deliver them.
That is our bottom line.
- William J. Clinton

I left General Magic in 1996 to become an Internet hobbyist -
got a T-1 line to my house.
At one point I had all four food banks of the Bay Area
hosted from this house here.
- Andy Hertzfeld

Our men and women in uniform put their lives on the
line for our nation every day;
they should not have to jeopardize their financial well-being as well.
- Mark Pryor

No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
- Napoleon Hill

The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen
one line and stuck to it.
- Andrew Carnegie

Anybody who's been through a divorce will tell you that at one point.
they've thought murder.
The line between thinking murder and doing murder isn't that major.
- Oliver Stone

There's a fine line between character building and soul destroying.
- Colin Hay

The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
- William R. Alger


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