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Painted Quotes


"As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Anything can be painted without representation." - Agnes Martin

"I have never painted a recent picture." - Man Ray

"I painted myself out of my painting." - Milton Resnick

"I painted sets before I ever performed." - Christopher Guest

"Tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil." - William Shakespeare

"Poetical spaces too can be painted like a vase." - Guity Novin

"A pig painted gold is still a pig." - Robert Jordan

"I am a clown, just without the painted smile." - Chevy Chase

"Most women are not so young as they are painted." - Max Beerbohm

"A painted surface is a real, living form." - Kazimir Malevich

"God's grace is painted on the canvas of despair." - T D Jakes

"Could five hundred men have painted the Sistine Chapel?" - Bill Lear

"I read, I painted, I didn't hate niggers," - Janis Joplin

"How low am I, thou painted maypole? (Hermia to Helena)" - William Shakespeare

"Science fiction is fantasy with bolts painted on outside." - Terry Pratchett

"We got a Chinese Elvis painted by Norman Rockwell." - Steve Hackett

"Painted faces, sun burnt skin, fixed expressions, smiles worn thin." - Chaka Khan

"Flattery is like a painted armor; only for show." - Socrates

"pictures made in childhood are painted in bright hues ..." - Kate Douglas Wiggin

"This world is painted on a wild dark metal" - Peter Matthiessen

"The devil is not as black as he is painted." - Dante Alighieri

"Beauty without intelligence, is a masterpiece painted on a napkin." - Barbara Palvin

"Could only have been painted by a madman." - Edvard Munch

"The devil is not so black as he is painted." - Proverbs

"The lion is not so fierce as painted." - Thomas Fuller

"Shut not thy purse-strings always against painted distress." - Charles Lamb

"Most women are not as young as they are painted." - Max Beerbohm

"I painted. I wanted to be a painter. I sang." - Hugo Chavez

"I painted billboards above every candy store in Brooklyn." - James Rosenquist

"Paintings are painted with paint, not with ideas." - Stephane Mallarme

"They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality." - Frida Kahlo

"When we drink coffee, our tongue gets painted. As long as it stays painted, it remains tasty!" - Ernesto Illy

"A face painted in a picture gives a pitiful parody of life. . . but a painted surface lives." - Kazimir Malevich

"When we drink coffee, our tongue gets painted. As long as it stays painted, it remains tasty!" - Ernesto Illy

"All my forebears worked for a living. My grandfather painted portraits. My mother too. My aunt painted seascapes." - Erica Jong

"I painted the picture, and in the colors the rhythm of the music quivers. I painted the colors I saw." - Edvard Munch

"Look, as a painted man is no man, and as painted fire is no fire, so a cold prayer is no prayer." - Thomas Brooks

"Day after day, day after day, We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"A simple line painted with the brush can lead to freedom and happiness." - Joan Miro

"I've always painted pictures in which human love floods my colors." - Marc Chagall

"My father painted, well into his 80s, what he called hard edge abstractions.It's really cool." - Lewis Black

"There must be real gods see, the painted gods how fair!" - Hilda Doolittle

"In all ages, far back into prehistory, we find human beings have painted and adorned themselves." - H G Wells

"Do not turn your back on anyone. You may be painted on one side only." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"Britney painted her finger nails and it really seemed like they had a blast." - Shar Jackson

"Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys, And eagerly pursues imaginary joys." - Mark Akenside

"I find that I have painted my life - things happening in my life - without knowing." - Georgia O'Keeffe

"Her freckles were orange, as if somebody had spray-painted her face with liquid Cheetos." - Rick Riordan

"No one ever ordered anything from me. I painted because I wanted to." - Wolfgang Beltracchi

"An object painted upside down is suitable for painting because it is unsuitable as an object." - Georg Baselitz

"A painted vest Prince Voltiger had on, Which from a naked Pict his grandsire won." - Richard Blackmore

"Oh, painted smirk of a hopeless dawn, the girl is still wearing her breeches..." - Frances Hardinge

"For those who know how to read, I have painted my autobiography" - Pablo Picasso

"God told me if I painted that mountain enough, I could have it." - Georgia O'Keeffe

"Tourists moved over the piazza like drugged insects on a painted plate ..." - Shana Alexander

"[John Craske] painted like a man giving witness under oath to a wild story." - Sylvia Townsend Warner

"Don't run down dyed hair and painted faces. There is an extraordinary charm in them, sometimes." - Oscar Wilde

"Sweatpants painted to look like denim are the end of civilization. It drives me mental." - Annabel Tollman

"The images are compositions of photos superimposed over painted backgrounds, then finished off with digital alterations." - Loretta Lux

"Someone spilled the ink on the canvas. Now boasts: "I painted the night"." - Rabindranath Tagore

"It is not love we should have painted as blind, but self-love." - Voltaire

"I would have painted the White House black. I would have!" - Dick Gregory

"I have painted enough to have a lot of respect for mediocre painters. It's really hard." - Peter Schjeldahl

"To die before being painted by Sargent is to go to Heaven prematurely." - Saki

"The Beauty which old Greece or Rome Sung, painted, wrought, lies close at home." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"That's my last Duchess painted on the wall, Looking as if she were alive." - Robert Browning

"For Justice, though she's painted blind, Is to the weaker side inclined." - Samuel Butler (poet)

"A great portrait is always more a portrait of the painter than of the painted." - Samuel Butler (novelist)

"Bill for 20 grams of Pure Gold, for one painted area of sensibilized immaterial." - Yves Klein

"Do not turn your back on anyone. You may be painted on one side only." - Stanislaw Lec

"The best spot painting you can have by me is one painted by Rachel." - Damien Hirst

"Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself." - Mark Twain

"I get really tired of getting painted up all the time. Basically, I'm a bum." - Morgan Fairchild

"I regret very much that I have painted a picture that requires any description." - Winslow Homer

"I have never painted as well as I thought I should, so frustration came early..." - Thomas S. Buechner

"Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys, and eagerly pursues imaginary joys." - Mark Akenside

"I hate nothing more than having my nails painted. I feel like I'm in time out." - Troian Bellisario

"There is only one absinthe drinker, and that's the man who painted this idiotic picture." - Thomas Couture

"Dancers are a work of art - they are the canvas on which their work is painted." - Patrick Duffy

"Monet was like a conductor. He painted with quite a straight arm and used bold strokes." - Richard Armitage

"I always felt that a painted edge between two colors was a depiction somehow." - Ellsworth Kelly

"Before that I wanted to be a magazine illustrator - I probably would have painted Gothic scenes." - Ira Levin

"I'm a painter. I was a graffiti artist, and I painted all over the world." - Olivier Megaton

"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art." - Ambrose Bierce

"The most romantic thing I ever did to my woman? I painted her toenails!" - Tracy Morgan

"I view anything on this farm as model. I actually painted Union Rags as a yearling." - Jamie Wyeth

"Difference between savage and civilized man: one is painted, the other gilded." - Mark Twain

"Transparency painted in a picture produces its effect in a different way than opaqueness." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"When a buddha is painted, not only a clay altar or lump of earth is used, but the thirty-two marks, a blade of grass, and the cultivation of wisdom for incalculable eons are used. As a Buddha has been painted on a single scroll in this way, all buddhas are painted buddhas, and all painted buddhas are actual buddhas." - Dogen

"If you're going to paint from photos, make sure you've painted for at least ten years." - John F. Carlson

"If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor." - Neil Simon

"Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction." - Jimi Hendrix

"'Le Reve' may be one of the three best pictures Pablo Picasso ever painted." - Steve Wynn

"A photographic portrait needs more collaboration between sitter and artist than a painted portrait." - Alvin Langdon Coburn

"The Beauty which old Greece or RomeSung, painted, wrought, lies close at home." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"When having my portrait painted I don't want justice, I want mercy." - Billy Hughes

"He made his colours, built his stretchers, plastered his canvas, painted his pictures, carpentered his frames, and painted them. 'Too bad I can't buy my own pictures,' he murmured aloud. 'Then I'd be completely self-sufficient.'" - Irving Stone

"To anyone who has served in Washington, there is something oddly familiar about [having your portrait painted]. First, you're painted into a corner, then you're hung out to dry and, finally, you're framed." - Warren Christopher

"Albert Durer, the famous painter, used to say he had no pleasure in pictures that were painted with many colors, but in those which were painted with a choice simplicity. So it is with me as to sermons." - Martin Luther

"All works, no matter what or by whom painted, are nothing but bagatelles and childish trifles... unless they are made and painted from life, and there can be nothing... better than to follow nature." - Caravaggio

"I think the main thing is that I very rarely recognise the actual interview in print. To me, it's like being painted by an artist. And then you see the picture, and they've painted someone else." - Steven Morrissey

"All the old bogeys of 'dignified subject-matter,' of 'balanced compositions,' of 'correct drawing' were laid to rest. The artist was responsible to no one but his own sensibilities for what he painted and how he painted it." - Ernst Gombrich

"All pictures that's painted with sense and with thought / Are painted by madmen as sure as a groat; / For the greater the fool in the pencil more blest, / And when they are drunk they always paint best." - William Blake

"Any number of holier-than-thou honorable realists walk around in the belief that they have accomplished something, simply because they tell you for the hundredth time that a field is green and a red-painted house is painted red." - Edvard Munch

"Ah! somehow life is bigger after all Than any painted angel could we see The God that is within us!" - Oscar Wilde

"Gerry Ford is easy to spot on the course. He drives the cart with the red cross painted on top." - Bob Hope

"The people that weep before my paintings are having the same religious experience that I had when I painted it." - Mark Rothko

"I sense a scream passing through nature. I painted ... the clouds as actual blood. The colour shrieked." - Edvard Munch

"Paintings, like dreams, have a life of their own and I have always painted very much the way I dream." - Leonor Fini

"Loves and Cupids took to flight afraid, and Martyrdom had no such torment in its painted history of suffering." - Charles Dickens

"I think it is owing to the good sense of the English that they have not painted better." - William Hogarth

"[Jesus Christ] used to have blue eyes but I painted them brown like mine and everybody's, to make him normal." - NoViolet Bulawayo

"Emblem: the carapace of the great crowned snail is painted with all the flags of the United Nations." - Mason Cooley

"Persons extremely reserved are like old enamelled watches, which had painted covers, that hindered your seeing what o'clock it was." - Robert Walpole

"But why I cry out against Rubens is because he painted undressed people instead of naked ones." - E M Forster

"throughout human history people have scarred, painted, pierced, padded, stiffened, plucked, and buffed their bodies in the name of beauty." - Nancy Etcoff

"Players and painted stage took all my love, And not those things that they were emblems of." - William Butler Yeats

"This temporal fire is but a painted fire in respect of that penetrating and real fire in hell." - Jeremy Taylor

"I simply painted images of what was before my eyes; it is for others to find hidden meaning in them." - Pablo Picasso

"I felt like it needed some color down there, so I painted the walls with the motherfucker." - Joe Hill

"This was the void. Not blackness, not nothingness. This was what lay beneath the thinly painted scrim of reality." - Neil Gaiman

"The store had a hand-painted sign the read: MOOSE PASS GAS. "That's just wrong," Frank said." - Rick Riordan

"Ah! somehow life is bigger after all Than any painted angel could we see The God that is within us!" - Oscar Wilde

"Without good company all dainties Lose their true relish, and like painted grapes, Are only seen, not tasted." - Philip Massinger

"What I remember about being painted was a very severe atmosphere. I remember her intensity and sharp glance." - Andrew Neel

"A Rod: An attractively painted length of fiberglass that keeps an angler from ever getting too close to a fish." - Robbie Keane

"The orthodox faith painted God as a revengeful being, and yet people talk about loving such a being." - P T Barnum

"The benefits brought to the Russian people by Bolshevism exist only on paper painted in glowing colors by Bolshevist propaganda." - Emma Goldman

"I guess this is a bad time to mention I hung a dummy and painted Seneca Crane's name on it..." - Suzanne Collins

"I imagine a line, a white line, painted on the sand and on the ocean, from me to you." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Do try to remember this: even the world's not so black as it is painted" -Valerie to Stephen (pg. 408)" - Radclyffe Hall

"Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black." - Henry Ford

"When I've painted a woman's bottom so that I want to touch it, then [the painting] is finished." - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"I wanted to be complete, because I figured that, visually, there was an avenue to explore with painted stuff" - Bill Sienkiewicz

"You curl your hair and paint your face. Not I: I am curled by the wind, painted by the sun." - Julia de Burgos

"If Michaelangelo were a heterosexual, the Sistine Chapel would have been painted basic white and with a roller." - Rita Mae Brown

"Without good company all dainties Lose their true relish, and like painted grapes, Are only seen, not tasted." - Philip Massinger

"In her early days she had that beatific expression characteristic of Victorian prettiness - like a sheep painted by Raphael." - James Agate

"My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it" - Dan Fogelberg

"I thought it'd be something cooler, like a van with 'Death to Demons' painted on the outside." - Cassandra Clare

"I wanted to wear the mantle and the pearls. I wanted to know the man who painted her like that." - Tracy Chevalier

"Da Vinci painted one Mona Lisa. Beethoven composed one Fifth Symphony. And God made one version of you." - Max Lucado

"Japanese moe relationships socially dysfunctional men develop deep attachments to body pillows with women painted on them." - James Franco

"I am moved, shaken, and when it is all over, I look at wonder at what is written or painted." - Robert Kanigher

"There's smoke in my iris, but I painted a sunny day on the insides of my eyelids" - Aesop Rock

"Did you know Richard Nixon is the only president whose formal portrait was painted by a police sketch artist?" - Johnny Carson

"If you have ever spray-painted your girlfriends name on an overpass, you might be a redneck." - Jeff Foxworthy

"Our odd idea of the classical world, the white Washington, D.C., is based on buildings that were originally brightly painted." - Glenn O'Brien

"You wouldn't get rid of the Mona Lisa just because someone painted another picture of a woman smiling." - Clive Rowe



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