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Painting A Masterpiece Quotes


"Flowers are heaven's masterpiece." - Dorothy Parker

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

"The sign of a masterpiece: A painting when there's a lack of resolution." - Tracy Chevalier

"You want every movie to be a hit. But every painting is' a masterpiece." - Will Ferrell

"You want every movie to be a hit. But every painting isn't a masterpiece." - Will Ferrell

"You want every movie to be a hit. But every painting isn't a masterpiece." - Will Ferrell

"I could never make a ballet by wrinkling my brow and concentrating. If you set out deliberately to make a masterpiece, how will you ever get it finished?" - George Balanchine

"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

"Just two words: a masterpiece." - Joe Dimaggio

"Make each day a masterpiece." - John Wooden

"For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh." - Georges Rouault

"Life's a vast sea That does its mighty errand without fail, Painting in unchanged strength though waves are changing." - George Eliot

"Basic research is like shooting an arrow in the air and, where it lands, painting a target." - Homer Burton Adkins

"I guess a drag queen's like an oil painting: You gotta stand back from it to get the full effect." - Harvey Fierstein

"A friend, therefore, is a sort of paradox in nature. I who alone am, I who see nothing in nature whose existence I can affirm with equal evidence to my own, behold now the semblance of my being, in all its height, variety, and curiosity, reiterated in a foreign form; so that a friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You are a masterpiece of creation." - Denis Waitley

"Man is a masterpiece of creation . . ." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"You can't have a masterpiece without madness," - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"The Universe is a masterpiece of abundance." - Rhonda Byrne

"A true masterpiece does not tell everything." - Albert Camus

"You ca' have a masterpiece without madness," - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"The smallest feline is a masterpiece." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Tiger Woods is like a piece of fine art that belongs in the Louvre, and so, too, is Scott Medlock's painting of Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia...a true masterpiece!" - Al Michaels

"To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now, I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved." - Andre Malraux

"Every painting is a war. You have to struggle every day, and to struggle every day with your inadequacies is a damn nuisance." - Neil Welliver

"Good design, like good painting, cooking, architecture or whatever you like, is a manifestation of the capacity of the human spirit to transcend its limitations." - George Nelson

"When you talk about painters and you talk about painters painting masterpieces, there is no painter who painted only one painting and that was a masterpiece. You have to do a whole bunch of paintings to get to the place of mastering your craft." - Walter Mosley

"A society person who is enthusiastic about modern painting or Truman Capote is already half a traitor to his class. It is middle-class people who, quite mistakenly, imagine that a lively pursuit of the latest in reading and painting will advance their status in the world." - Mary Mccarthy

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

"Nothing so resembles a daub as a masterpiece." - Paul Gauguin

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

"Airing one's dirty linen never makes for a masterpiece." - Francois Truffaut

"Every day is a masterpiece, even if it crushes you." - Simon Van Booy

"Each of us is a masterpiece of God's creation" - Pope Francis

"Who am I to tamper with a masterpiece?" - Oscar Wilde

"Make your lives a masterpiece, you only get one canvas." - E. A. Bucchianeri

"In the mind of every artist there is a masterpiece" - Kai Greene

"God sees in you a masterpiece about to happen" - Max Lucado

"Every great masterpiece is a purification of the world." - Andre Malraux

"Every pot is not going to be a masterpiece." - Warren MacKenzie

"Today is yours to shape. Create a masterpiece!" - Steve Maraboli

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." - Charles Reade

"I want to make my own life a masterpiece." - Benito Mussolini

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." - John Ruskin

"I thought 'Dead Man's Shoes' was a masterpiece." - Neil Marshall

"I always thought Uncle Vanya could be a stoned masterpiece." - Vera Farmiga

"A masterpiece... may be unwelcome but it is never dull." - Gertrude Stein

"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The public will accept a masterpiece, but it will not accept an attempt to write a masterpiece." - George A Moore

"At one point Trudeau mentioned to me that the National Gallery wanted to buy a masterpiece by the great Italian painter Lotto, and it needed a million dollars from the Treasury Board. Is that Lotto-Quebec or Lotto-Canada? I joked, but I got the message, and the National Gallery got the painting." - Jean Chretien

"At one point Trudeau mentioned to me that the National Gallery wanted to buy a masterpiece by the great Italian painter Lotto, and it needed a million dollars from the Treasury Board. "Is that Lotto-Quebec or Lotto-Canada?" I joked, but I got the message, and the National Gallery got the painting." - Jean Chretien

"Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly, and modestly." - Mao Zedong

"Christians belive in a sovereign God who never says "Oops". We believe that all our days ... are divine strokes on the canvas of our lives by the Master Artist who certified his skill, his power, and his love in the Masterpiece of Calvary. If you doubt His skill in painting your life - look at the Calvary" - John Piper

"I find that as I get into a painting I have high hopes, then little by little I begin to see that it is not going to be the masterpiece I thought it would be, and I start putting my hopes into the next work." - Robert Genn

"When I am halfway there with a painting, it can occasionally be thrilling... But it happens very rarely; usually it's agony... I go to great pains to mask the agony. But the struggle is there. It's the invisible enemy." - Richard Diebenkorn

"For me, the promised land, always seeming just beyond my reach, is the poetic masterpiece, that perfect union of words in cadence, each beckoned and shined and breathed into place, each moving in well-tried harmony of tone and texture and meaning with its neighbors, molding an almost living being so faithful to observable truth, so expressive of the mass of humanity and so aglow with the beauty of just proportions that the reader feels a chill in his legs or a catch in his throat." - James Emanuel

"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

"I found that things became a lot easier when I no longer expected to win. You abandon your masterpiece and sink into the real masterpiece." - Leonard Cohen

"Each moment of your life is a brush stroke in the painting of your growing career. There are the bold, sweeping strokes of one increasing, dynamic purpose. There are the lights and shadows that make your life deep and strong. There are the little touches that add the stamp of character and worth. The art of achievement is the art of making life-your life-a masterpiece." - Wilferd Peterson

"Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece." - Dale West

"Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." - E O Wilson

"Praxiteles borrowed the better elements of a hundred imperfect models in order to create a masterpiece." - Marc-Charles-Gabriel Gleyre

"Work always as if you were a master, expect from yourself a masterpiece." - Robert Henri

"The world itself is but a series of footnotes to a vast unfinished masterpiece." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece." - Vladimir Nabokov

"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"An uninspiring canvas becomes a glamorous masterpiece when it is reattributed to a better-known artist." - Arthur Smith

"'Tailgate Blues' is kind of a lyrical masterpiece of a country song." - Luke Bryan

"The great and glorious masterpiece of humanity is to know how to live with a purpose." - Michel De Montaigne

"But it is the fear, not the writing that defeats me. Everything is not a masterpiece." - Pearl Cleage

"The art of achievement is the art of making life - your life - a masterpiece." - Wilferd Peterson

"Choose your thoughts carefully .. you are a masterpiece of your life." - Rhonda Byrne

"Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do" - Brian Tracy

"If you create your life with love, your dream becomes a masterpiece of art." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"If you want to create a masterpiece, you must always avoid beautiful lies." - Jerzy Grotowski

"In some ways, America has grown up to be a masterpiece of self-concern." - Shirley Maclaine

"a masterpiece doesn't so much transcend its time as perpetuate it; it keeps its moment alive." - Arlene Croce

"God can take the good, bad and the bitter and create a masterpiece called your destiny." - Tony Evans

"Give Mozart a fairy tale and he creates without effort an immortal masterpiece." - Camille Saint-Saens

"The secret to a masterpiece is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration." - Mario Vargas Llosa

"No one wants a masterpiece knocking around when your own book is looking for attention." - Tibor Fischer

"The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order." - Jean Cocteau

"A walk down 14th street is more amazing than any masterpiece of art." - Allan Kaprow

"Dream masters create a masterpiece of life; they control the dream by making choices." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"The Wealth of Nations may not be an original book, but it is unquestionably a masterpiece." - Robert Heilbroner

"God made you a masterpiece - be blessed, secure, disciplined and equipped." - Joel Osteen

"Woman is the masterpiece." - Confucius

"Science for me is very close to art. Scientific discovery is an irrational act. It's an intuition which turns out to be reality at the end of it-and I see no difference between a scientist developing a marvellous discovery and an artist making a painting." - Carlo Rubbia

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

"A poem is like a painting." - Horace

"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

"The science of design, or of line-drawing, if you like to use this term, is the source and very essence of painting, sculpture, architecture... Sometimes... it seems to me that... all the works of the human brain and hand are either design itself or a branch of that art." - Michelangelo

"I feel that when I am painting, it is a form of worship. I see how wonderful nature is and how wonderful art is... and by trying to produce these works of art, I feel that I am just showing my appreciation of these creations." - E. J. Hughes

"The future turns out to be something that you make instead of find. It isn't waiting for your arrival, either with an arrest warrant or a band, nor is it any further away than the next sentence, the next best guess, the next sketch for the painting of a life portrait that might become a masterpiece. The future is an empty canvas or a blank sheet of paper, and if you have the courage of your own thought and your own observation, you can make of it what you will." - Lewis H Lapham

"A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man." - Edmond De Goncourt

"A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man." - Carl Sandburg

"By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I would love to be able to write a tragedy in my imagination-it would turn into a masterpiece." - Franz Grillparzer

"You have to color outside the lines once in a while if you want to make your life a masterpiece." - Albert Einstein

"I have gotten everything from a one-page letter written in pencil to a 50-page computer generated masterpiece." - Ron Pearson

"I see no intrinsic reason why a doubly talented artist might not arise and create a comic-strip novel masterpiece." - John Updike

"The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence." - Cyril Connolly

"There is no finer sonic-producing weapon for a guitar slayer than a hand crafter Gibson masterpiece." - Ted Nugent

"Whenever I sign a garment with my name, I consider myself as the creator of the masterpiece." - Paul Poiret

"Light and subject is inseparable. But when it is well integrated, it becomes the work of a fine masterpiece." - Paul Chong Hasang

"Just see how much respect God has paid to you. You are a masterpiece - unrepeatable, incomparable, utterly unique." - Rajneesh

"Sure God created man before woman, but then again you always make a rough draft before creating the final masterpiece." - Robert Bloch

"Occupy World Street is a masterpiece which deserves to get wide circulation and commitment by world leaders." - Maurice Strong

"The female body is a masterpiece. Everyone likes to look at the female body, especially in dynamic, athletic sport." - Natalie Cook

"The technical brilliance of Lang Lang and the musical genius to create a masterpiece on the spot." - Ian Brown

"Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece." - Anonymous

"I'm not saying it never occurred to me to want to write a masterpiece, but I really doubt I could." - Lucy Hawking

"Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece." - Nadia Boulanger

"What I am looking for is a masterpiece. I don't want to waste my time. I am tired of experiments." - Natalia Makarova

"To me, 'Scream' is a masterpiece on every level - the performances, the humor, the tone - it's just flawless." - Marley Shelton

"The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece. The names of the dead are listed there, chronologically. Just the names." - William Westmoreland

"Picasso was hugely innovative, and, wow, did he have facility, amazing ability, but I don't think he painted a masterpiece." - John Hurt

"The artist cannot look to others to validate his efforts or his calling. If you don't believe me, ask Van Gogh, who produced masterpiece after masterpiece and never found a buyer in his whole life." - Steven Pressfield

"Your goal is to write that masterpiece. Yello's masterpiece was "Oh Yeah." Whatever I say about the song doesn't matter, because it has a huge impact on how we remember the era." - Margaret Cho

"You have two types of writers: one like Proust who was locked in his room and wrote the masterpiece. And the other type was Hemingway who celebrated life and also wrote a masterpiece." - Paulo Coelho

"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

"Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God." - Rembrandt

"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

"The cat is nature's masterpiece." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Make each day your masterpiece." - John Wooden

"Make every day your masterpiece." - John Wooden

"You are carrying a masterpiece hidden within you, but you are standing in the way. Just move aside, then the masterpiece will be revealed. Everyone is a masterpiece, because God never gives birth to anything less than that. Everyone carries that masterpiece hidden for many lives, not knowing who they are and just trying on the surface to become someone. Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it. God himself has created you; you cannot be improved." - Rajneesh

"Abstract reason, formerly the servant of practical human reasons, has everywhere become its master, and denies poetry any excuse for existence. Though philosophers like to define poetry as irrational fancy, for us it is practical, humorous, reasonable way of being ourselves. Of never acquiescing in a fraud; of never accepting the secondary-rate in poetry, painting, music, love, friends. Of safeguarding our poetic institutions against the encroachments of mechanized, insensate, inhumane, abstract rationality." - Robert Graves

"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

"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



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