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  1. Picture quote by Claude Monet about inspirational

    I would like to paint the way a bird signs. ⏤ Claude Monet


  2. Picture quote by Vincent Van Gogh about dream

    I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. ⏤ Vincent Van Gogh


  3. Picture quote by Mark Rothko about art

    A painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the experience. ⏤ Mark Rothko


  4. Picture quote by Mark Rothko about experience

    A painting is not a picture of an experience; It is an experience. ⏤ Mark Rothko


  5. Picture quote by Bob Ross about art

    Think that's what attracted me to painting so much. I could create any kind of world that I wanted. Nothing hurts here, no pain, nobody's unhappy, it's a pleasant place. Everything's nice here. ⏤ Bob Ross


  6. Picture quote by Bob Ross about art

    Paint what you want. ⏤ Bob Ross


  7. Picture quote by Pablo Picasso about sense

    The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do. ⏤ Pablo Picasso


  8. Picture quote by Danny Kaye about life

    Life is a great big canvas, throw all the paint you can on it. ⏤ Danny Kaye


  9. Picture quote by Leopold Stokowski about art

    A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. ⏤ Leopold Stokowski


  10. Picture quote about painting

    Painting is not about what you see, its about what you don't see.


  11. Picture quote by Frida Kahlo about art

    I paint flowers so they will not die. ⏤ Frida Kahlo


  12. Picture quote by Barbara Johnson about attitude

    Attitude is the minds paintbrush. It can color any situation. ⏤ Barbara Johnson


  13. Picture quote by Vincent Van Gogh about art

    Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony, and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven toward these things with an irresistible momentum. ⏤ Vincent Van Gogh


  14. Picture quote by Salvador Dali about art

    I don't do drugs, I am drugs ! ⏤ Salvador Dali



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Below you can read the best quotes about paint of all times. Some of the top sayings from famous people here to read and remember. Access the best paint quotations. Top paint sayings on images and beautiful affirmations. Enjoy and bookmark favorite ones.


If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.

Vincent Van Gogh

I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.

Pablo Picasso

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.

Frida Kahlo

I hate flowers -- I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.

Georgia O'Keeffe

The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent, like the ability to play chess, paint pictures, do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets.

Robert Shea

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.

Frida Kahlo

I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.

Grandma Moses

I spend a lot of time working as a painter and in my studio I go from upstairs where I paint to downstairs where I play and record, so I get this thing crossing over.

Andy Summers

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.

Chuck Close

I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.

Henri Matisse

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.

Gertrude Stein

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.

Frida Kahlo

I'll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I'd like to.

Norman Rockwell

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.

Georgia O'Keeffe

If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.

Pablo Picasso

I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols, a language with which to remark upon the qualities of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality.

Morris Graves

A sculpture is just a painting cut out and stood up somewhere.

Frank Stella

I was not out to paint beautiful pictures; even painting good pictures was not important to me. I wanted only to help the truth burst forth.

Alice Miller

How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper.

Olive Schreiner

You treat the air as a canvas and the paint is the chords that come through your fingers, out of the keyboard.

Pharrell Williams

I decided that what I really wanted to do was go off and paint.

Jim Henson

I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence.

Man Ray

A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.

Leopold Stokowski

The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.

Alexis de Tocqueville

It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.

Aime Cesaire

What I take from writers I like is their economy - the ability to use language to very effective ends. The ability to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words - that's magical.

Mos Def

I paint to rest from the phenomena of the external world-to pronounce and to make notations of its essences with which to verify the inner eye.

Morris Graves

To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate - unlike most films.

Alan Moore

Would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way from the eye through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost!

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

I like to paint nudes mostly.

Cleo Moore

Why talk when you can paint?

Milton Avery

Nudes are the greatest to paint. Everything you can find in a landscape or a still life or anything else is there: darkness and light, character dimension, texture. I painted heads too, of course.

John Hurt

There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.

Mark Rothko

I think you have to control the materials to an extent, but it's important to let the materials have a kind of power for themselves; like the natural power of gravity, if you are painting on a wall, it makes the paint trickle and it drips; there is no reason to fight that.

Keith Haring

The artist need not know very much; best of all let him work instinctively and paint as naturally as he breathes or walks.

Emil Nolde

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.

Graham Greene

I'm just a landscape painter. I look out the window and I see what's going on, and I paint it. While I'm painting it, I also write thoughts about what I see going on out there.

William Wiley

It's such a human condition, whether you're a great track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors - someone knows who you are.

Tony Curtis

I write because I write - as anyone in the arts does. You're a painter because you feel you have no choice but to paint. You're a writer because this is what you do.

Richard Price

With a painting, you don't have to go back and paint it again.

Joni Mitchell

I paint my own reality. 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.

Frida Kahlo

'Tis human actions paint the chart of time.

James Montgomery

The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes, foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two.

Tony Snow

What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.

Laurie Lee

Although I still occasionally paint and draw, my life has now been shaped by my writing.

Russell Banks

You know when you take the paint off an old canvas and you discover that something's been painted underneath it? That's what I feel like - that part of the old is coming through the new.

Carly Simon

Learning lines is on my mind until I do know them. I'll read the paper or paint the house to keep from starting to memorize. I've never found an easy way.

Paul Lynde

I always pet a dog with my left hand because if he bit me I'd still have my right hand to paint with.

Juan Gris

I took it upon myself to paint a better picture of rural life and what it is all about.

Bubba Sparxxx

Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on.

Terry Brooks

Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint.

Tony Curtis

Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.

Henri Rousseau

I can't write, I can't paint, I don't compose.

Richard Attenborough

I like doing arts and crafts, so I would probably go to one of those fun little ceramic places and go paint some plates and do something fun like that.

Christina Milian

No, I didn't become disenchanted. I just couldn't paint like them.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

For example, lead paint in old houses can be a greater threat to children's health than lead that may be under some industrial site where there are no children.

Fred Thompson

We are too quick to put labels on things. It is my profession. I get up and paint. Everyone wants to put a label on it, but I am a free spirit, so I fight against that.

Geoffrey Holder

I want to paint Montreal as a rather fantastic city, which it was, because nobody knows today what it was like. And I'm one of the last survivors, or rapidly becoming one.

Christopher Plummer

I do house things. I paint. I do portraits. I also paint my house.

Willa Ford

I know now that most people are so closely concerned with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality, I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say in paint.

Georgia O'Keeffe

I don't paint anymore. I haven't since I abandoned it at 19, in order to begin writing seriously.

Jonathan Lethem

Be careful that you do not write or paint anything that is not your own, that you don't know in your own soul.

Emily Carr

I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint.

Michelangelo

As soon as I can afford a studio space, I'll paint again.

Max Cannon

I have to accept my role. I will never kill myself like Vincent Van Gogh. Nor will I paint beautiful water lilies like Monet. I can't do that. I'm in the idiot role of being a kiddie book person.

Maurice Sendak

I wanted to be a painter.

Max Cannon

I hate bumper stickers, you can't sum anything up. All you do is paint yourself in some caricaturist corner.

David Cross

But I'm the only one who can paint the moon, because I'm the only one who knows whether that's right or not.

Alan Bean

Sometimes I really want to paint somebody and I don't get a photograph that I want to work from.

Chuck Close

I love filmmaking, and I love the process. And I would rather do nothing else. It's a privilege to be able to paint such big pictures, so to speak.

Bryan Singer

I paint a slice of life, whatever it is that day.

Geoffrey Holder

I just think that it's maybe fashionable today to try to take individual actions and individual failures and take the broadest possible brush and try to paint a company.

Lee Scott

I used to paint landscapes without any people in them but now I paint people who happen to be in a particular place. They might be outside a pub, or on a beach or in a studio. They might have clothes on or they might not.

Peter Wright

The reason that I'm an actor, or an artist, is ultimately because I'm trying to paint a self-portrait, and the most complete and beautiful self-portrait that you can.

Terrence Howard

One can't paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.

Georgia O'Keeffe

I play music, I paint - these things come from your depths.

John Lurie

All that is necessary to paint well is to be sincere.

Maurice Denis

I then realized that I could never be satisfied again with the mere natural charm of my voice, that I had to constantly paint when singing, melting all the colors, expressing reds and blacks that had to be less primary but bursting with subtly colored combinations.

Placido Domingo

At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.

Toni Morrison

I get to experiment with a lot of looks with my character so that's really fun for me. It's like getting to paint a new canvas everyday.

Sophia Bush

I just don't think there are any rules to color. You have a small space with no windows? Put lamps in there, make it dramatic, paint the ceiling black. Do something with it. If it's dark, accentuate the darkness.

David Bromstad

So many dancers paint. I used to paint. I started again recently. While I was dancing, I was very busy with my career. Start something else that makes use of your creative ability because if you don't you will die inside as a person.

Katherine Dunham

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.

Danny Kaye

An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.

Ben Shahn

I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive.

Man Ray

As I said before, a big part of my strategy says - and the management team I think is in agreement with this - we don't have to be out there with a lot of noise all the time. What we need to do is paint a vision for customers, promise them deliverables, and go hit at it.

Sanjay Kumar

The colors I choose there was to paint the first hotel, the Disneyland Hotel. Because of the cloudy sky we had in Paris, it had to be a particular kind of color who will fight those grey days. And also something you can see when you're driving up 'There it is! We're arriving!'

John Hench

As I very much liked to draw and paint as a child, I entered a special art program in high school, which was very much like being in an art school imbedded in a regular high school curriculum.

Jerome Isaac Friedman

Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint.

Richard Linklater

They give me the money, I give them the book. Having input into the adaptation would be kind of like selling a house and coming back three years later and saying, 'Paint it this color!'

Robert B. Parker

I think that technology has both introduced new sounds but also allowed an increasingly painterly approach to recording music as you can now paint over what you've done and more and more refine an existing performance.

Jerry Harrison

Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting.

Jodie Foster

You will attract more people when you paint an honest picture.

Donna Johnson

Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees.

Robert Indiana

What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.

Edward Hopper

I also paint and enjoy acrylic medium; some of my close friends have paintings I did for them.

Kiana Tom

Not only are Christians writing about Jesus, but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus.

John Clayton

All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.

Otto Dix

He knows much of what men paint themselves would blister in the light of what they are.

Edwin A. Robinson

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