Perhaps the importance that we must attach to the achievement of an artist or a group of artists may properly be measured by the answer to the following question: Have they so wrought that it will be impossible henceforth, for those who follow, ever again to act as if they had not existed?

— Walter Sickert

The most delicious Walter Sickert quotes that will inspire your inner self

On a series of apparently tiresome, flat sittings seeming to lead nowhere - one day something happens, the touches seem to 'take', the deaf canvas listens, your words flow and you have done something.

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To justify our likes and dislikes, we generally say that the work we dislike is not serious.

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Nothing knits man to man like the frequent passage from hand to hand of cash.

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Cezanne was fated, as his passion was immense, to be immensely neglected, immensely misunderstood, and now, I think, immensely overrated.

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Photography, like alcohol, should only be allowed to those who can do without it.

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The artist is he who can take something ordinary and wring out of it attar of roses.

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You must come again when you have less time.

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