Words are only painted fire

By : Mark Twain 0 Likes          


From the age of six I wanted to be an artist. At that point I meant a painter, but it turned out what I really meant was I was someone who was very interested in watching the world and making copies of it.

By : Reynolds Price

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I'm a much nicer person since my wife died. I found out what pain is, so on that level I'm much nicer.

By : Hugh Leonard

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Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.

By : Rudolph Valentino

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I still take photographs for my own use, personal studies. I do not feel that I can fully express my views through the medium and this is why I have moved towards painting.

By : John Dyer

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Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges.

By : Anna Lindh

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Painting directly from nature is difficult as things do not remain the same

By : Theodore Robinson

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At 18 I began painting steadily fulltime and at age 20 had my first New York show at the Macbeth Gallery.

By : Andrew Wyeth

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To put down an ideogram of a table so that people will recognize it as a table is not the work of a painter, but to sense it for a moment as a magic carpet with a leg hanging down at each corner is the beginning of a painter's imagination.

By : Frank Auerbach

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I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around.

By : Chuck Close

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A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it.

By : Corita Kent

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I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don't have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty.

By : Jacqueline Bisset

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Directors say that you should get actors before they are recognized. They will be a pain or have an opinion.

By : Dianne Wiest

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