"I paint things as they are. I don't comment. I record."
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"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."
"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."
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