"Painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh."
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"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."
"Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better."
"A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!"
"The abominable effort to take one's sins with one to paradise."
"Everyone who has ever built anywhere a new heaven first found the power thereto in his own hell."
"I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell."
"We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise."
"A paranoiac, like a poet, is born, not made."
"Pain is life -- the sharper, the more evidence of life."
"The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not."
"Even Pain pricks to livelier living."
"All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice."
"The original is unfaithful to the translation."
"The true is inimitable, the false untransformable."
"When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time that is behind the work."
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