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Painter Quotes


"I'm a painter in sound." - Brian Eno

"Imagine a painter crucified by his subject!" - John Ashbery

"The modern an excellent couturier" - Joris-Karl Huysmans

"I am not a juicy painter." - Andrew Wyeth

"I'm a sign painter with no boss." - Wayne White

"The painter strives and competes with nature." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"I'm Bill Allred, Painter of Light." - Bill Allred

"I wanted to be a painter." - Max Cannon

"I will be a historical painter." - William Allan

"A painter is a choreographer of space." - Barnett Newman

"Every good painter paints what he is." - Jackson Pollock

"The painter constructs, the photographer discloses." - Susan Sontag

"You may know a good painter by his habit of work: a good painter works constantly." - Patrick Swift

"My grandfather was not a musician but he was an artist - a painter, a decorative painter." - Gyorgy Ligeti

"I'm a painter. I'm still a painter and I will die a painter. Everything that I have developed has to do with extending visual principles off the canvas." - Carolee Schneemann

"Color and I are one. I am a painter." - Paul Klee

"Without ethical consciousness, a painter is only a decorator." - Robert Motherwell

"The Painter must leave the beholder something to guess." - Ernst Gombrich

"The eye is the painter and the ear the singer." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A poet is a painter of the soul." - Isaac D'Israeli

"A kiss from my mother made me a painter." - Benjamin West

"If I were a painter, you'd be calling me Shaqcasso." - Shaquille O'Neal

"I'm a painter first, and a musician second." - Joni Mitchell

"You don't need brains to be a painter, just feelings." - L. S. Lowry

"A painter paints to unload himself of feelings and visions." - Pablo Picasso

"I think everybody has a painter inside of them somewhere." - Black Francis

"I do different things. I'm a designer. I'm a painter." - Paula Scher

"I think of me being a painter eventually." - Syd Barrett

"Good painter imitates nature, bad ones spews it up." - Miguel De Cervantes

"I'm a painter in my dreams, you know." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Selection is the invention of the landscape painter." - Henry Fuseli

"As a painter, it seemed easier to sort of disappear." - Troy Garity

"I was too practical to want to be a painter." - Paul Rand

"Hands are the tool of the painter, the artist." - Agnes Varda

"Huguette Clark was an artist, a painter and doll collector." - Bill Dedman

"I'm related to the portrait painter George Romney." - Wavy Gravy

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

"I have never been much of a painter." - Christian Marclay

"That painter who has no doubts will achieve little." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"The painter unfolds that which has not been seen." - Paul Cezanne

"The successful painter is continually painting still life." - Charles Webster Hawthorne

"I think I'm a much better painter than an actor." - Sylvester Stallone

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers." - Claude Monet

"The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"I am an Indian and a painter, that's all." - M F Husain

"I am like a folk painter. Paint and move ahead." - M F Husain

"If I were a painter, you'd be calling me Shaqcasso." - Shaquille Oneal

"I am primarily an oil painter and a studio painter, so originally I was going to do an oil painting." - Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

"If people call me a Sunday painter I'm a Sunday painter who paints every day of the week!" - L. S. Lowry

"I use different media, but I still think as a painter. I organize my forms and colors on a screen like a painter does on a canvas." - Loretta Lux

"If I hadn't been a designer, I'd have been a painter. I began as a painter and learned the craft of pottery in order to support myself." - Eva Zeisel

"No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder." - John Ruskin

"By the single example of this painter devoted to his art with such independence, my destiny as a painter opened out to me." - Claude Monet

"I am not a painter. I am a poet. / Why? I think I would rather be / a painter, but I am not." - Frank O'Hara

"If ever a painter wrought a miracle of illusion with brush and pigment that painter was Velazquez in his Las Meninas, at the Prado in Madrid." - Joaquin Sorolla

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

"Beethoven was so hard of hearing, he thought he was a painter." - George Carlin

"If you call painting dumb poetry, the painter may call poetry blind painting." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"The painter of the future will be a colorist unlike anything yet." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Memory is a painter. Paintin's not important. The important thing is keepin' busy." - Grandma Moses

"Is the painter a plagiarist because he sets his palette to nature?" - Benjamin West

"For the painter, the system of painting in flat tints is superior to all others." - Michel Eugene Chevreul

"The great artist, whether he be musician, painter, or poet, is known for this absolute unexpectedness." - Loren Eiseley

"The painter saw what was, an alternate Candor and secrecy inside the skin." - Thom Gunn

"A good painter has two main objects to paint, man and the intention of his soul." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Pictures are spiritual beings. The soul of the painter lives within them." - Emil Nolde

"Every man is the painter and the sculptor of his own life." - Saint John Chrysostom

"A painter who has the feel of breasts and buttocks is saved." - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"Many times I asked myself, 'Who is a painter in your own eyes?" - Peter Malkin

"No, I'm not a great painter. Neither am I a great poet." - Claude Monet

"The love of gain never made a painter; but it has marred many." - Washington Allston

"I don't resent being a female painter. I don't exploit it. I paint." - Helen Frankenthaler

"Poultry is for the cook what canvas is for the painter." - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

"A painter can hang his pictures, but a writer can only hang himself." - Edward Dahlberg

"A painter paints because he has no time not to paint." - Josef Albers

"I'm an abstract painter not just for myself, but because I really believe in abstraction." - Brice Marden

"Before I got glasses, I thought Monet was the world's only realist landscape painter." - Jo Walton

"I think, if one is a painter, all you experience does come out when you're painting." - Lee Krasner

"An editor is like a painter. There is a magic in that." - Sam Rockwell

"An actor should take lessons from a painter and a sculptor." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I photograph like a documentarian, but I print like a painter" - Todd Hido

"I am married to Beatrice Salkeld, a painter. We have no children, except me." - Brendan Behan

"Just as the painter thinks with his brush and paints the novelist thinks with his story." - W Somerset Maugham

"I was never the kind of painter or sculptor who kept a shop." - Michelangelo

"The celebrated painter Gainsborough got as much pleasure from seeing violins as from hearing them." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man's mind." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"An artist who has no faith is like a painter who was born blind." - Andrei Tarkovsky

"Once you set out to copy another painter you can never be more than number two." - Sergei Bongart

"The good painter is the one who buries a color every day." - Roger Bissiere

"A painter paints, a musician plays, a writer writes - but a movie actor waits." - Mary Astor

"The true painter strives to paint what can only be seen through his world." - Andre Malraux

"The good painter must paint two things: a person and the essence of his soul." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"The role of the painter . . . is to project that which sees itself in him." - Max Ernst

"I can picture things, like a painter would, though Im not good at painting, either." - Donald O'Connor

"In every photographer there was a painter, a true artist, awaiting expression." - Pablo Picasso

"A painter leaves his emotions behind him for posterity to share." - Augustus John

"As a painter I shall never signify anything of importance. I feel it Absolutely." - Vincent Van Gogh

"People call me the painter of dancers, but I really wish to capture movement itself." - Edgar Degas

"A true photographer is as rare as a true poet or a true painter." - Jean Cocteau

"The fact that few painter-fine-artists used photography in their work made it appealing." - Edward Ruscha

"The painter who has no doubt about his own ability will attain very little." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"The quality of a painter depends on the amount of past he carries with him." - Pablo Picasso

"A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns." - G H Hardy

"Bernard [Leach] was, as I said , trained as a painter and an etcher." - Warren MacKenzie

"If you want to be a better web hacker, hang out with a painter." - William

"I think basically I'm a painter, but I would use anything to make my point." - Julian Schnabel

"I'm a painter, that's what I love to do first and foremost." - Chali 2na

"No real painter ever wants be known through any other medium than his painting." - Patrick Swift

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

"A self-taught painter is one taught by a very ignorant person." - John Constable

"He is but a landscape-painter, And a village maiden she." - Alfred Tennyson

"I think, if one is a painter, all you experience does come out when you're painting." - Lee Krasner

"Train yourself: It is not by accident an artist becomes a good painter." - Sergei Bongart

"A good painter needs only three colours: black, white and red." - Titian

"The Painter who seeks popularity in Art closes the door upon his own genius." - Washington Allston

"Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?" - Pablo Picasso

"Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting." - Pablo Picasso

"My father was in the ad business, and he wanted to be a painter." - Bruce Campbell

"I'm reading a book about Romaine Brooks, a wonderful painter from early in the last century." - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

"It's not so hard to become the best painter in Canada... The rest just quits!" - Paterson Ewen

"As a painter, taking photos is a form of shorthand - note-taking." - Wanda Koop

"I never wanted to be a painter; I wanted to be a tap dancer." - Andy Warhol

"Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things." - Edgar Degas

"It's possible to have more than one interest. I've been a painter and did summer stock." - Arne Glimcher

"My father was a painter and an anarchist, always getting in trouble for his performance art." - Sadie Frost

"The painter should not paint what he sees, but what will be seen." - Paul Klee

"If you're a painter, you're not alone. There's no way to be alone." - Franz Kline

"Every top player has his own style, just as every painter has his own personal signature." - Vladimir Kramnik

"I wish there was a painter who could paint as well as Ted Williams could hit." - Jack Levine

"Many times I asked myself, 'Who is a painter in your own eyes?'" - Peter Malkin

"No one can be a painter unless he cares for painting above all else." - Edouard Manet

"If I hadn't gone into the theater, I would be a painter." - Joe Mantello

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

"When I was quite young, I dreamed of being a painter." - James Gray

"One of my first dreams when I was a child was becoming a painter." - Hideo Kojima

"The painter has total control over what they're showing to the viewer." - Hideo Kojima

"The painter needs all the talent of the poet, plus hand-eye coordination." - Robert Breault

"Poet and sculptor, do the work, / Nor let the modish painter shirk" - William Butler Yeats

"The best picture makes us say, I am a painter also." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The painter goes through states of fullness and evaluation. That is the whole secret of art." - Pablo Picasso

"It reflects no great honour on a painter to be able to execute one thing well." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"I am also a painter. I paint the hearts of people with colors of spirituality." - Meher Baba

"I sometimes question whether I'm even an artist or just a painter." - Martin Mull

"Oh, I am a lonely painter / I live in a box of paints..." - Joni Mitchell

"A picture should be the expression of the will of the painter." - Robert Henri

"A painter with prestige among painters is bound to be discovered sooner or later." - Harold Rosenberg

"You can't learn techniques and then try to become a painter. Techniques are a result." - Jackson Pollock

"To be a painter now is to be part of a very small, endangered species." - Howard Hodgkin

"Whoever thought the immediate alternates with the immediate action is not an abstract painter." - Pierre Alechinsky

"To be a landscape painter is to be a perverse individual." - Wolf Kahn