James Whistler Quotes

The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many... view

By: James Whistler

You shouldn't say it is not good. You should say, you do not like it.. view

By: James Whistler

Work alone will efface the footsteps of work... view

By: James Whistler

To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano... view

By: James Whistler

An artist's career always begins tomorrow... view

By: James Whistler

The vast majority of English folk cannot and will not consider a picture as a picture, apart from any story which it may be supposed to tell... view

By: James Whistler

If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible... view

By: James Whistler

I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five... view

By: James Whistler

I am not arguing with you - I am telling you... view

By: James Whistler

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring... view

By: James Whistler

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision... view

By: James Whistler

It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait... view

By: James Whistler