Preliminary drawings or sketches in oil or pastel often have an immediacy and emotional appeal far greater than the final canvas.

— Paul Mellon

The most unexpected Paul Mellon quotes that will transform you to a better person

There is no intellectual or emotional substitute for the authentic, the original, the unique masterpiece.


Within 18 months of my parents' marriage in 1900, my mother fell in love with an Englishman who would have described himself as a gentleman but who was, in fact, nothing more than a devious adventurer.


The horse is an archetypal symbol which will always find ways to stir up deep and moving ancestral memories in every human being.


When you give away large sums of money, you can cause as much damage as you may do good.


Collecting is the sort of thing that creeps up on you.


College isn't the only answer. Reading is a college that you can and should attend all your life.

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