Bodybuilding is an art, your body is the canvas, weights are your brush and nutrition is your paint. We all have the ability to turn a self portrait into a masterpiece.— Kai Greene
Unbelievable Self Portrait quotations
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Every job is a self portrait of the person who did it ... Autograph your work with excellence.
We are what we believe we are.
Everyone thinks these are self-portraits but they aren't meant to be.
I just use myself as a model because I know I can push myself to extremes, make each shot as ugly or goofy or silly as possible.
In a sense, every work you do is a self-portrait because your paintings always reveal more about you than about your subject. Your experience of something, not the something itself, is the true underlying subject of every work you do.
THING TO TRY: If you are asked to describe a suspect to a police sketch artist, describe in precise detail, the features of the police sketch artist. This is one of the rare instances where two people can do one self-portrait.
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!
Everything is a self-portrait. A diary. Your whole drug history’s in a strand of your hair. Your fingernails. The forensic details. The lining of your stomach is a document. The calluses on your hand tell all your secrets. Your teeth give you away. Your accent. The wrinkles around your mouth and eyes. Everything you do shows your hand.
Painting has always been a means of self-expression for me.
Therefore, I paint because I have to and need to, not necessarily because I want to. Subconsciously or not, the figures I paint are a reflection of myself and whatever mood I am in at the time, so every painting is in essence a self-portrait.
The tool of every self-portrait is the mirror.
You see yourself in it. Turn it the other way, and you see the world .
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
I feel I'm anonymous in my work. When I look at the pictures, I never see myself; they aren't self-portraits. Sometimes I disappear.
Taking photographs is generally an act of 'looking at the object, whereas 'being seen' or 'showing' is what is most interest to one who does a self-portrait...self-portraits deny not only photography itself but the 20th century as an era as well...an inevitable phenomenon at the end of the 20th century.
All photographs are self-portraits.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.
There is no self-portrait of me.
It says in the Bible, in plain words, that God made a self-portrait.
He created man in His own image - man and woman - for God is Love.Why should we start thinking of a god up in the clouds with wings, if He dwells within us in the spirit of Love?!
I have never painted a self-portrait.
I am less interested in myself as a subject for a painting than I am in other people, above all women... There is nothing special about me. I am a painter who paints day after day from morning to night... Who ever wants to know something about me... ought to look carefully at my pictures.
I lost myself trying to please everyone else. Now I'm losing everyone while I'm finding myself.
I loathe my own face, and I've done self-portraits because I've had nobody else to do.
One is never satisfied with the portrait of a person that one knows.
When I look in the mirror, I am slightly reminded of self-portraits by Durer and by Rembrandt, because they both show a degree of introspection. I see some element of disappointment; I see a sense of humour, but also something that is faintly ridiculous; and I see somebody who is frightened of being found out and thought lightweight.
If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.
Understand this: we are both tiny and massive.
We are nothing more than molded clay given breath, but we are nothing less than divine self-portraits, huffing and puffing along the mountain ranges of epic narrative arcs prepared for us by the Infinite Word Himself.
I'm at the age where I don't need an acid trip to feel naked.
.. to feel that I don't exist. Now a self-portrait is almost a reminder to me that I do exist.
I've heard many times that with all good artists it's ultimately a self-portrait even if it's an abstraction. I feel my work is very much who I am. I didn't try to make it that way; it just is. It reflects who I am and also my interests.
Who you become is infinitely more important than what you do, or what you have.
None of us is born with the right face. It’s a tough job being a portrait photographer.
your handwriting. the way you walk. which china pattern you choose. it's all giving you away. everything you do shows your hand. everything is a self portrait. everything is a diary.
I have always loved the amateur side of photography, automatic photographs, accidental photographs with uncentered compositions, heads cut off, whatever. I incite people to make their self-portraits. I see myself as their walking photo booth.
Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.
I am living a new and exalted life of late.
It steeps me in a sacred rapture to see a portrait develop and take soul under my hand. First, I throw off a study - just a mere study, a few apparently random lines - and to look at it you would hardly ever suspect who it was going to be; even I cannot tell, myself.
I use the iPhone now for information.
But with selfies, I don't know what those people are doing. It's like they believe what they see is real, even with the [filters]. And God bless them! But to me, it's not a self-portrait, it's a reality project.
I do not care about my own appearance, but I would hope that people could see into my soul, and that is presented better in these photographs than in others. (On his self-portraits)
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.
Self-portraits have been done in painting, but never in music or literature.
It has no meaning, it makes no sense. And in movies I was wondering if it could. And how.
The self-portrait is an act of objectifying the self and in that regard is a unique form of portraiture.
Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.
Self-deceit is a most damaging trait. The remedy, for an artist, is to paint a self-portrait!
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.
The selfie era offers a big opening: everybody can do it;
nowadays even five-year-olds know how to take a nude self-portrait.
Utilitarianism had found [in Samuel Smiles' Self-Help] its portrait gallery of heroes, inscribed with a vigorous exhortation to all men to strive in their image; this philistine romanticism established the bourgeois hero-prototype the penniless office-boy who works his way to economic fortune and this wins his way into the mercantile plutocracy.
I always take a close look at those who lose themselves in self portraits.
They are solitary souls, prone to introspection, who have really grappled with their existence.