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"The gospel word of the day can become like a painting on the walls. of your inner room, the inner room that is your heart." - Henri Nouwen

"You're like a witness. You're the one who goes to the museum and looks at the paintings. I mean the paintings are there and you're in the museum too, near and far away at the same time. I'm a painting. Rocamadour is a painting. Etienne is a painting, this room is a painting. You think that you're in the room but you're not. You're looking at the room, you're not in the room." - Julio Cortazar

"I have a Damien Hirst spot painting which I love. It has pride of place over my dining-room table." - Cat Deeley

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

"Beautiful jewelry, a beautiful room - that's what museums are - a beautiful painting, a beautiful face, it makes you feel good to look at, and that's a beautiful thing." - India.Arie

"I've had a fan who made a painting of my face with her fingers. I have put it up in my room. It was sweet and very different." - Virat Kohli

"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

"Usually when I'm painting something it takes a lot of focus. I have the room I go into called the white room. In my imagination when I'm really focused I go into that white room and all that's there is me, my painting, and my tools. There's no distraction. When I'm really concentrated I like to have it silent but when I'm doing something that doesn't have to be necessarily perfect, I can just go for it." - Autumn de Forest

"I use those expectations as a color on my palette, a certain temperature in the room. You can use those expectations for the great punchline, but also for a great painting, in society." - Kehinde Wiley

"There are generations of people who have never seen a big plate painting in person. And they don't know what the hell they look like, they don't know what it feels like to stand in a room with them." - Julian Schnabel

"My studio is arranged so that I have a comfortable seating area for meeting with clients, an office area beyond that and a painting area, which includes room for art students to sit and watch as I work." - Doug Dawson

"Music - so different from painting - is the art which we enjoy most in company with others. A symphony, presented in a room with one other listener, would please him but little." - Robert Schumann

"I deal with painting as I deal with things, I paint a window just as I look out of a window. If an open window looks wrong in a picture, I draw the curtain and shut it, just as I would in my own room. In painting, as in life, you must act directly." - Pablo Picasso

"My room is dominated by the huge painting, which is a copy of 'The Violation' by the Belgian surrealist Paul Delvaux. The original was destroyed during the Blitz in 1940, and I commissioned an artist I know, Brigid Marlin, to make a copy from a photograph. I never stop looking at this painting and its mysterious and beautiful women." - J G Ballard

"Lately, I haph startet painting my torso in pretty, motley hews. I sit in phront oph the mirror in the sleepy-room. I atmire my hantyworg. I am a hooman apstrat paining." - Mark Dunn

"This kind of painting with its large frames is a bourgeois drawing-room art. It is an art dealer's art-and that came in after the civil wars following the French Revolution." - Edvard Munch

"I'm interested in the space between the viewer and the surface of the painting - the forms and the way they work in their surroundings. I'm interested in how they react to a room." - Ellsworth Kelly

"Room service? Send up a larger room." - Groucho Marx

"I'm now painting with all the elan of a Marseillais eating soup, which won't surprise you when I tell you I'm painting large sunflowers. The idea? To decorate the studio, now there's hope of Gauguin living here. I aim at a dozen panels of sunflowers in the room I've set aside for Gauguin...." - Vincent Van Gogh

"I think a good painting or a good work of art does many things it wants, I mean, maybe 15 or 20 or 100. One of the things a painting does is to make the room look better. It improves the wall that it's on. Which is much harder than it looks. And that's a good thing. And if one engages with a painting on that level, that's fine, that's great. After some time, familiarity, the other things that a painting does, the other layers, they just start to make themselves felt." - David Salle

"I was always interested in the arts as a child - drawing, painting, and piano - but acting became a favourite. I was a major theatre geek in high school - if I wasn't in the drama room at lunch rehearsing, I'd be in the art room finishing up some type of project." - Laura Mennell

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

"A poem is like a painting." - Horace

"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 room is not a room without natural light." - Louis Kahn

"Books do furnish a room." - Anthony Powell

"The first exhibition that I used bright colours in painting the room was at a gallery in Paris, and there were seven rooms in the gallery. It was very nice gallery, not very big rooms, around the courtyard, it was a very French space. So I painted each room in different colour. When people came to the exhibition, I saw they came with a smile. Everybody smiles - this is something I never saw in my work before." - Michael Craig-Martin

"When there's a painting in the room, my eye goes right to it. It's like if you go into a bar and there's a television on, you can't take your eyes off the television. Paintings have that effect on me. It's where my eye settles." - Joe Bradley

"I met Keith Haring at SVA college where he was having an art show, later we had a group art show at the Mud Club in NYC. Keith owed me $50, so he gave me a large framed canvas with barking dogs that had large dicks. I painted over Keith's painting to paint flowers for my mom's living room." - Steve Kaufman

"I am most anxious to get into my London painting-room, for I do not consider myself at work unless I am before a six-foot canvas. I have done a good deal of skying for I am determined to conquer all difficulties, and that among the rest." - John Constable

"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

"Going back to that idea that painting sits still and that we give ourselves over to it over time. There's a difference between living with - imagine if this were sitting in your living room for 15 years. You'd probably understand the contours of it." - Kehinde Wiley

"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

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

"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

"Maybe da Vinci didn't serve lamb in his painting of the Last Supper, but there was room for interpretation. Jesus himself was the lamb led to the slaughter." - Monica Drake

"Maybe da Vinci did' serve lamb in his painting of the Last Supper, but there was room for interpretation. Jesus himself was the lamb led to the slaughter." - Monica Drake

"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

"Each painting seems to have a very specific size it wants to be. I have even started a painting or two over just because I didn't like the feeling of the particular image at a particular size. The Parlor needed to be large because I wanted it to feel like a full-size room you could step into. Unfortunately for me, I paint the same way on an eight-foot canvas as I do on a five-inch miniature. I still use very tiny brushes and noodle every square inch. It took me nearly a year to paint The Parlor." - Mark Ryden

"The scope of art is practically boundless; it does not begin and end with the painting of pictures and the modeling of statues; where there is room for workmanship there is room for it." - Lewis Foreman Day

"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

"A window looks outside, but a painting should do the opposite - it should look inside of us. When I put them in the middle of the room, I attach the paintings at the top to the ceiling and on the bottom to the floor. I prefer this to just hanging them from the ceiling because it creates a place in a space, like a wall." - Pierre Soulages

"Easel painting means small painting." - David Hockney

"The narrative image has more dimensions than the painted image - literature is more complex than painting. Initially, this complexity represents a disadvantage, because the reader has to concentrate much more than when they're looking at a canvas. It gives the author, on the other hand, the opportunity to feel like a creator: they can offer their readers a world in which there's room for everyone, as every reader has their own reading and vision." - Dumitru Tepeneag

"She a patient waitin in my room" - Drake

"Acceptance is a small quiet room." - Cheryl Strayed

"I've never been in a writer's room." - Rashida Jones

"The street is a room by agreement." - Louis Kahn

"Infinite riches in a little room." - Christopher Marlowe

"No guest rooms." I shake my head resolutely. "I want to be in a room room. A lived-in room." - Lauren Oliver

"No guest rooms." I shake my head resolutely. "I want to be in a room room. A lived-in room." - Lauren Oliver

"The writer must always leave room for the characters to grow and change. If you move your characters from plot point to plot point, like painting by the numbers, they often remain stick figures. They will never take on a life of their own. The most exciting thing is when you find a character doing something surprising or unplanned. Like a character saying to me: 'Hey, Richard, you may think I work for you, but I don't. I'm my own person.'" - Richard North Patterson

"The writer must always leave room for the characters to grow and change. If you move your characters from plot point to plot point, like painting by the numbers, they often remain stick figures. They will never take on a life of their own. The most exciting thing is when you find a character doing something surprising or unplanned. Like a character saying to me: "Hey, Richard, you may think I work for you, but I do'. I'm my own person."" - Richard North Patterson

"When I can see someone that's posting the way that they're thinking about what's happening in the world right now or even art that they've created, it inspires me to do the same. It makes me turn off my phone and go paint a painting or go hike a mountain or go record a song. Those are the kind of things that social media helps me do. But it also can make me sit in my room and not do anything." - Willow Smith

"I find that I have painted my life, things happening in my life - without knowing. After painting the shell and shingle many times, I did a misty landscape of the mountain across the lake, and the mountain became the shape of the shingle - the mountain I saw out my window, the shingle on the table in my room. I did not notice that they were alike for a long time after they were painted." - Georgia O'Keeffe

"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 current medical records system is this: Room after room after room in a hospital filled with paper files." - Timothy Murphy

"Girls take up a lot of room. I had a lot of room for this one." - Rob Sheffield

"In a sick-room or a bed-room there should never be shutters shut." - Florence Nightingale

"Born in a hotel room-and God damn it-died in a hotel room!" - Eugene O'Neill

"In a small room one does not say what one would in a large room." - Louis Kahn

"It doesn't make a difference what temperature a room is, it's always room temperature." - Steven Wright

"A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts." - Joshua Reynolds

"A room full of great sportsmen is so much better than a room full of actors." - Clive Owen

"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

"Painting is a kind of call and response. During the act of painting one is listening, paying attention to a self, a voice simultaneously recognizable and foreign." - Squeak Carnwath

"Painting: Once upon a time a painting was a two-dimensional representation; now it is anything its author thinks is appropriate." - Peter Greenaway

"Every painting I do is related to the last one: it may be a continuation of a previous painting or it may be a reaction against it." - Sean William Scott

"Every painting I do is related to the last one: it may be a continuation of a previous painting or it may be a reaction against it." - William Scott



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