The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe.
By : Bertrand Russell
Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon - it is the very heart of painting.
By : Josef Albers
In our own time it has been seen... that simple children, roughly brought up in the wilderness, have begun to draw by themselves, impelled by their own natural genius, instructed solely by the example of these beautiful paintings and sculptures of Nature.
By : Giorgio Vasari
And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art.
By : Albrecht Durer
I am convinced that people with such wounds will be quite ready to co-operate in a safe and painless experiment in the interests of humanity as a whole.
By : Robert Barany
Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
By : Fran Lebowitz
The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.
By : Frida Kahlo
Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.
By : Barbara Kingsolver
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
By : Khalil Gibran