"Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory."
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"If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye."
"Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up."
"A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man's mind."
"Painting does not come from intelligence so much, as from sight and feeling and invention."
"Sunlight is painting."
"Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear."
"I paint things as they are. I don't comment. I record."
"The best portraits are those in which there is a slight mixture of caricature."
"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."
"I paint objects as I think them not as I see them."
"I've been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black."
"Painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh."
"Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend."
"Painting is silent poetry and poetry spoken, painting."
"Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion."
"I dream of painting and then I paint my dream."
"Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter."
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