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Painting A House Quotes


"A great painting is a great painting." - Larry Poons

"Painting is a jeu d'esprit." - Pablo Picasso

"Painting is a strange business." - J M W Turner

"I learned a lot of painting tricks painting outside." - James Rosenquist

"Wearing overalls on weekdays, painting somebody else's house to earn money? You're working class. Wearing overalls at weekends, painting your own house to save money? You're middle class." - Lawrence Sutton

"Until I saw Chardin's painting, I never realized how much beauty lay around me in my parents' house, in the half-cleared table, in the corner of a tablecloth left awry, in the knife beside the empty oyster shell." - Marcel Proust

"The paintings are transferred from my computer to a disk, and I can hand it to the printer this way; or I can modem the painting to the printer over the phone lines from my house in Hawaii." - Buffy Sainte-Marie

"The paintings are transferred from my computer to a disk, and I can hand it to the printer this way; or I can modem the painting to the printer over the phone lines from my house in Hawaii." - Buffy Saintemarie

"When I was growing up, I wanted to be a house painter like my father, but I was always screwing up when I went to work with him. I had a talent for knocking over paint and painting myself into corners. I also realized fairly quickly that painting bored me." - Markus Zusak

"A man posing for a painting." - David Hume

"A poem is like a painting." - Horace

"Stealing, of course, is a crime, and a very impolite thing to do. But like most impolite things, it is excusable under certain circumstances. Stealing is not excusable if, for instance, you are in a museum and you decide that a certain painting would look better in your house, and you simply grab the painting and take it there. But if you were very, very hungry, and you had no way of obtaining money, it would be excusable to grab the painting, take it to your house, and eat it." - Daniel Handler

"Painting is a means of self-enlightenment." - John Olsen

"Without atmosphere a painting is nothing." - Rembrandt

"When in doubt, make a red painting." - Kay WalkingStick

"Every song is like a painting." - Dick Dale

"Painting is a hobby for me." - Renee Oconnor

"Painting is by nature a luminous language." - Robert Delaunay

"Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts." - Blaise Pascal

"Painting is a hobby for me." - Renee O'Connor

"Painting, like passion, is a living voice." - Barnett Newman

"Painting is a state of being." - Jackson Pollock

"Painting is a coalescing of experience." - Richard Phillips

"I realized painting could look like a film, and a film like a painting." - Rita Ackermann

"Each part of a great painting should in itself be a great painting." - Melissa Brown

"A painting is music you can see and music is a painting you can hear." - Miles Davis

"It's not a matter of painting life, it's a matter of giving life to painting." - Pierre Bonnard

"It's not about perfection. What's a perfect painting? What's interesting about a perfect painting?" - Peter Doig

"You're going to react to a painting in a way that the painting demands you react." - Greil Marcus

"I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious." - Andrew Wyeth

"Sometimes working on one painting will help solve a problem in another painting." - Mary Beth McKenzie

"A painting is a collection of a series of corrections." - Helen Van Wyk

"My primary thing is to make a painting, not necessarily to make a painting to sell for gazillions of dollars, but just to make a painting." - Eric Fischl

"As a child growing up among artists I learned to think of a picture not as a finished product exposed for the admiration of the virtuosi, but as the visible record, lying about the house, of an attempt to solve a definite problem in painting." - Robin G Collingwood

"As a kid, I was always building things. My father had a shop in the house, and we built things - we were kind of a project family. I started out as a painter, and then painting led to cinema, and in cinema, you get to build so many things, or help build them." - David Lynch

"I just realized that I never look at a painting and ask, 'Is this painting fictional or non-fictional?' It's just a painting." - Scott McClanahan

"I just realized that I never look at a painting and ask, 'Is this painting fictional or non-fictional?' It's just a painting." - Scott McClanahan

"Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbor." - Giotto Di Bondone

"Painting a picture is like trying to fight a battle." - Winston Churchill

"Painting is like being a lawyer and attacking a corporation." - John Currin

"A Painting without emotion is like a tree without roots." - Ray Wilkins

"Painting is the intermediate between a thought and a thing." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour." - Giotto Di Bondone

"Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"If you don't have any money and you want to make a horror movie, take a six-inch wide brush for house painting and dip that in a bucket of blood, and then just flick your wrist. You'll get this great speckled splash of blood, and it will cost you nothing." - Bruce Campbell

"I tell a lot of interesting stories and talk about my background and have a lot of fun. We have a lot of pictures. They actually came to my house and shot me painting my toenails and doing dishes. But I never really do the dishes.." - Carmen Electra

"Jesus had a nice house, a big house." - John Avanzini

"Being here by the ocean in Malibu. Living in this beautiful house that we built, that took so long to build. Being in my art studio, painting. Packing my bags tomorrow to go home to Kauai where we have a house. Which all sounds very grand, and I suppose it is, in some respects, but nothing comes from nothing. It all comes from hard work." - Pierce Brosnan

"A Test match is like a painting. A one day match is like a Rolf Harris painting." - Ian Chappell

"There isn't an amount of money you could offer me to do reality TV. I would rather get my job back on the building site. Or I could own a construction business. Maybe I could retire to my house in Long Island and take up painting, like Captain Beefheart. A crazy recluse: I like that idea." - Dave Gahan

"No one ever gets to see Foley artists at work, and they're so strange. They see the world differently: things as things that might make sounds that sound like other things. They see the whole world that way - like when you're a house painter, all you see is a bunch of houses that need painting." - Guy Maddin

"The house is a factory." - Dave Eggers

"I have a great house." - Shia Labeouf

"More than a process, painting is being possessed..." - Philip Guston

"Soul is as necessary in a painting as body." - Marie Bashkirtseff

"A painting is not made to be sniffed." - Rembrandt

"As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar." - Buffy Sainte-Marie

"A painting is more than the sum of its parts" - Wendelin Van Draanen

"Through a painting, we can see the whole world." - Hans Hofmann

"Painting is the art of hollowing a surface." - Georges Seurat

"Everybody has his own interpretation of a painting he sees..." - Francis Bacon

"You bring to a painting your own experience." - Jacob Lawrence

"Painting and tattooing the body is a return to animalism." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Painting doesn't mean just describing; it's a state of spirit." - Caryl Churchill

"A painting without something disturbing in it - what's that?." - Georges Braque

"In a painting I want to say something comforting." - Vincent Van Gogh

"A painting only lives in the eye of the beholder" - Pablo Picasso

"Painting is a play of opacities and transparencies." - Pierre Soulages

"Your painting is a measure of your mind." - Millard Sheets

"Without good drawing, the foundation of a painting will collapse." - Ken Danby

"Atmosphere in a painting is nine-tenths fear." - John French Sloan

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary." - Pablo Picasso

"I'm not painting myself as a down-home, modest guy." - Colin Farrell

"Sculpture will last a lot longer than painting." - Richard Macdonald

"Her sculptured face was as perfect as a painting." - Christopher Paolini

"The painting has a life of its own" - Jackson Pollock

"As a teenager I started painting and playing guitar." - Buffy Saintemarie

"Painting is the frozen evidence of a performance." - Chuck Close

"I felt I was painting with a Popsicle." - Robert Merrill

"Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas." - Georges Braque

"A painting that is well composed is half finished." - Pierre Bonnard

"Cezanne, you see, is a sort of God of painting." - Henri Matisse

"Never ruin a good painting with the truth." - Henri Matisse

"In a painting, what counts is the unexpected." - Georges Braque

"Poetry is to a painting what life is to man." - Georges Braque

"Painting cannot be the only activity of a mature artist." - Ad Reinhardt

"I always start a painting with the sky." - Alfred Sisley

"Oil-painting is a developed technique. Why go backwards?" - Edvard Munch

"I love painting and have a need to do it." - Emma Watson

"Well, I have a very simple method of painting." - Edward Hopper

"Each painting is a plunge into the unknown." - Joseph Plaskett

"Fiction is an expressionist painting rather than a photograph." - Josip Novakovich

"Around 1980, I went back to painting with a vengeance." - Martin Mull

"Through a painting we can see the whole world." - Hans Hofmann

"Somebody comes to my house and admires what I've done, sometimes I just give it to them. Because I don't want to get it all tied up in all that professional stuff because I have to do that as a writer. I don't need that. I need something like painting, where I can just play." - Ted Kooser

"I'm old fashioned. I really think you should know how to draw before you start painting. I use charcoal and graphite; I put a skylight in. In my house, I turned the garage into an art studio. So I'm awash in art studios." - Peter Falk

"My mother painted and wrote. She always had a painting in progress on an easel in the kitchen, so our house always smelled like oil paint. At night, she wrote after she'd put my sisters and me to bed, and the sound of her typing was our lullaby." - Luanne Rice

"The house of laughter makes a house of woe." - Edward Young

"You can't make a perfect painting. We can see perfection in our minds. But we can't make a perfect painting." - Agnes Martin

"I tried painting for a short time and realized that I was not a child prodigy at painting." - Kim Weston

"Technology's always changing. There was a time where oil painting was a new technology. That changed painting." - Joe Bradley

"When you start a painting, it is somewhat outside you. At the conclusion, you seem to move inside the painting." - Fernando Botero

"I am painting with the same enthusiasm as a Marseillaise eats bouillabaisse ... I am painting big sunflowers." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"No matter what medium I'm using, or what subject I'm painting, I do retain a fairly set approach to painting." - Ron Parker

"Color is a language. It is the language of painting. How painting expresses itself is in large part with color." - Joseph Raffael

"Start a painting with fresh ideas, and then let the painting replace your ideas with its ideas." - Walter Darby Bannard

"When you are painting a landscape, assume the painting is real and the landscape is an illusion." - Walter Darby Bannard

"Getting plastic surgery in your late 70's, it's kind of like painting your house as the fire approaches. Just die, there's no shame in it." - Dana Gould

"Easel painting means small painting." - David Hockney

"Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there." - Ray Bradbury

"TREE HOUSE A tree house, a free house, A secret you and me house, A high up in the leafy branches Cozy as can be house. A street house, a neat house, Be sure to wipe your feet house Is not my kind of house at all- Let's go live in a tree house." - Shel Silverstein

"A house is not a home." - Polly Adler

"A house and a woman sute excellently." - George Herbert

"A house without love ain't a home." - Merle Haggard

"Happiness is a house without a telephone." - Gay Byrne

"A book holds a house of gold." - Proverbs

"A house needs a grandma in it." - Louisa May Alcott

"It's not a house, it's a home." - Bob Dylan

"Family makes a house a home." - Jennifer Hudson

"I'm creating my own oasis in my house. I've got a lot of calming, soothing things around my house. The way it's set up, it's supposed to just be a breath of fresh air. I can find solace in painting and writing. I honestly love what I do, so it's not too much for me. Creating is something I've always been able to do, whether it's making little cartoons or writing a full-length script. It's something I really, really enjoy. I'm trying to make the best of what I've been given." - Ryan Guzman

"The idea (for the painting 'Room in New York', 1932, ed.) had been in my mind a long time before I painted it. It was suggested by glimpses of lighted interiors seen as I walked along city streets at night, probably near the district where I live (Washington Square, New York, fh) although it's no particular street or house, but is really a synthesis of many impressions." - Edward Hopper

"The Cleveland Cavaliers just offered me a full-time job and a house! A house! A house!" - Ted Williams

"Good painting is nothing else but a copy of the perfections of God and a reminder of His painting. Finally, good painting is a music and a melody which intellect only can appreciate, and with great difficulty." - Michelangelo

"A painting grows like a plant. Use all colours, all shapes. Everything that attracts and excites me is a part of me. Painting is about proportions, relationships which breathe life. Painting is a harmony which runs parallel to nature." - Stefan Szczesny

"I have never seen a beautiful painting of a beautiful woman. But you can take an ugly woman and make a beautiful painting of her. It is the painting itself that should be beautiful." - Max Ernst

"The coming and going of birth and death is a painting. Unsurpassed enlightenment is a painting. The entire phenomenal universe and the empty sky are nothing but a painting." - Dogen

"For a man's house is his castle." - Edward Coke

"Every house needs a grandmother in it." - Louisa May Alcott

"Nothing makes a house cozier than cats." - Gladys Taber

"Imagine yourself as a living house." - C S Lewis

"Every plan is a house of cards." - Holly Black

"What a house - nothin' but rooms!" - Yogi Berra

"Heaven is a house with porch lights." - Ray Bradbury

"The White House is a bully pulpit." - Theodore Roosevelt

"A wedding is not house-keeping." - Victor Hugo

"An old friend is a new house." - George Herbert

"Don't be stupid, it's a flying house!" - J K Rowling

"Her mind is a haunted house." - Nadeem Aslam

"There is a skeleton in every house." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"There is a curse on this house." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Hagrid. You live in a wooden house!" - J K Rowling

"A house divided against itself cannot stand." - Abraham Lincoln

"What does a house want to be?" - Louis Kahn

"A house is kind of scary." - Laura Dekker

"The White House is a strange place." - Marlin Fitzwater

"I have a house in Saratoga Springs." - Bill Parcells

"The only critic is a full house." - Rudolf Nureyev

"A man's house is his castle." - James Otis



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