A good picture is equivalent to a
As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in
fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
Conscience is a man's compass.
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become
the slave of your model.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of
How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something
inside me, what can it be?
I can't work without a model. I won't say I turn my back on nature
ruthlessly in order to turn a study into a picture, arranging the
colors, enlarging and simplifying; but in the matter of form I am
too afraid of departing from the possible and the true.
I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored
than the day.
I wish they would only take me as I am.
If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition
to become men?
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which
one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for
reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Love is something eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever
loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done
in love is done well.
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever
came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney
and continue on their way.
The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean.
You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say
it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken
on a tint of rose or gray.
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more
artistic that to love others.
There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
What would life be if we had no courage to