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Painting Faces Quotes


"Easel painting means small painting." - David Hockney

"Painting is very interesting." - Sam Waterston

"I hate painting." - Howard Hodgkin

"The morphlings from District 6 are in the camouflage station, painting each other's faces with bright pink swirls." - Suzanne Collins

"God sees hearts as we see faces." - George Herbert

"When painting the faces of young persons ... use the yolk of the egg of a city hen, because they have lighter yolks than those of country hens." - Cennino Cennini

"Private faces in public places Are wiser and nicer Than public faces in private places." - W H Auden

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

"I want painting to be my flashlight." - Squeak Carnwath

"On painting and fighting looke aloofe. [On painting and fighting look aloof.]" - George Herbert

"I don't like painting flowers in my music. I like painting guts and pain." - Jonathan Davis

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

"Be like the flower, turn your faces to the sun." - Khalil Gibran

"I do feel that houses have faces - and feelings too." - Alanna Knight

"All, all are gone, the old familiar faces." - Charles Lamb

"Smooth and smiling faces everywhere, but ruin in their eyes." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Salute to the Smiling Faces of the 21st Century." - Daisaku Ikeda

"The world is full of monsters with friendly faces." - Heather Brewer

"Voices and faces aren't manifestations of good or bad." - Gail Carson Levine

"I think people make their own faces, as they grow." - Enid Blyton

"A man cannot paint portraits till he has seen faces." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"What's going on with the Oakland Raiders? You know, I don't want to say the Raiders are bad, but you know, now, a lot of fans are painting their faces just so they won't be recognized." - Jay Leno

"I do portraits. I usually do live models in a class environment, but I've been painting at home more. I really love the human form, and I love faces. I've tried to do landscapes a few times." - Michelle Pfeiffer

"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

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

"All photographs are far more important than any painting." - Gerhard Richter

"The real subject of every painting is light." - Claude Monet

"Language is much closer to film than painting is." - Sergei Eisenstein

"Pollock also... wanted one to be wrapped in the painting." - Robert Rauschenberg

"My first artistic love was drawing and painting." - Wood Harris

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

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

"You cannot possibly invent painting all by yourself." - Pierre Bonnard

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

"Painting is so much more than the materials." - Brian Johnson

"Never invest in anything that eats or needs painting." - Billy Rose

"There is no such thing as good painting about nothing." - Mark Rothko

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

"My only worry is the painting I'm doing. Nothing else." - David Hockney

"I'm not going to stop painting just to take orders." - David Hockney

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

"If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens." - Grandma Moses

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

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

"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 don't like getting out when I could be painting. And when I'm painting, I don't want anybody else around." - Captain Beefheart

"I couldn't be two faced. If I had two faces, I wouldn't wear this one." - Abraham Lincoln

"The truth has a million faces, but there is only one truth." - Hermann Hesse

"So small, so blue, in grassy places / My flowers raise / Their tiny faces." - Cicely Mary Barker

"Let me apologize for all the faces I've worn, none of them my own." - Ruth Whitman

"Gods have many faces." - Subhash Kak

"And the days darken round me, and the years, Among new men, strange faces, other minds." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"I love both puppies and kitties. I could just scrunch up their little faces!" - Jeff Goldblum

"A circus of stars, your dreams a trapeze, faces lift like mirrored moons." - Imtiaz Dharker

"Circumstances alter faces." - Carolyn Wells

"Sea of upturned faces." - Daniel Webster

"Bulldogs are adorable, with faces like toads that have been sat on." - Colette

"Love has many faces." - Kelly Lebrock

"Fear has many faces." - Nicolas Roeg

"My desk faces the water, and I'm perfectly happy sitting there. I'm never lonely." - Tom Stoppard

"It is the mainspring of life, courage. And courage has many faces." - Oriana Fallaci

"I would hope my legacy would be bringing smiles to faces. Happiness with my music." - Janet Jackson

"Beware of pretty faces that you find, a pretty face can hide an evil mind." - Johnny Ramistella

"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

"I think I've always been afraid of painting, really. Right from the beginning. All my paintings are about painting without a painter. Like a kind of mechanical form of painting." - Damien Hirst

"The many faces of Collective Vision united by the mandalic eye-field suggest both expansion of consciousness and sharing of consciousness with other beings. The painting was based on a profoundly ego dissolving entheogenic mystical trance where I heard the words, 'Infinite Oneness... the Oneness should never forget the Infinitude and the Infinitude should never forget the Oneness...'" - Alex Grey

"Painting is a fine art: not merely because it gives us trees and faces and lovely things to see, but because paint is a finely tuned antenna, reacting to very unnoticed movement of the painter's hand, fixing the faintest shadow of a thought in color and texture." - James Elkins

"I've done everything from cater, wait tables, pre-school teacher, painting, to being Cinderella, Elmo, a clown, nanny, selling hair... I would do kid's parties and entertain and do magic and paint faces and balloon animals. The highlight of my life." - Diora Baird

"Painting is the subject of painting." - Joseph Raffael

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

"Every painting has a weakness and a breaking point, where the essence of a painting lies. In my case it is never in the centre." - Luc Tuymans

"A painting is finished when the subject comes back, when what has caused the painting to be made comes back as an object." - Howard Hodgkin

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

"... the true seeing is within; and painting stares at you with an insistent imperfection." - George Eliot

"I just keep painting till I feel like pinching. Then I know it's right." - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"Keep painting your demons." - Jack Beal

"There are some things in painting which cannot be explained, and that something is essential." - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"Painting is silent poetry." - Plutarch

"Music is like creating an emotional painting. The sounds are the colors." - Yanni

"A painting is complete when it has the shadows of a god." - Rembrandt

"There could be a hundred paintings in every one painting, depending on when you stop." - Peter Doig

"I often wonder whether I would have done as well in painting." - Arnold Newman

"Ideally I would like the work to be a hybrid between painting and photography." - John Baldessari

"The greatest work of an artist is the history of a painting." - Leon Battista Alberti

"Color is crucial in painting, but it is very hard to talk about." - Roy Lichtenstein

"Making a record is like painting a school bus with a toothbrush" - Quincy Jones

"Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made." - Robert Rauschenberg

"My life is a creative act-like a painting, or a concerto." - Ram Dass

"A painting that is an act is inseparable from the biography of the artist." - Harold Rosenberg

"Painting completed my life." - Frida Kahlo

"And I think a painting has such a limited life anyway." - Robert Rauschenberg

"Sunlight is painting." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting." - Abraham Maslow

"In mathematics the complicated things are reduced to simple things. So it is in painting." - Thomas Eakins

"Painting seems like impossibility, with only a sign now and then of its own light." - Philip Guston

"Anything is good painting material once you get to know it." - David Milne

"The reason for my painting large canvases is that I want to be intimate and human." - Mark Rothko

"Painting a young maiden is similar to cavorting with great abandon. It is the finest refreshment." - Peter Paul Rubens

"You are not to think of painting as something separate from drawing." - Kimon Nicolaides

"In the end, the gesture of painting becomes almost meditative, like a ritual." - Shahzia Sikander

"I love putting paint on canvas, getting lost in the process of painting." - Paul Simonon

"I'm not knocking conceptual art; it's another department, but it doesn't move me like painting." - Paul Simonon

"The animation of the canvas is one of the hardest problems of painting." - Alfred Sisley

"It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting." - Albert Camus

"There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk." - Charles Dickens

"I love painting." - Heidi Klum

"So when I'm playing, I'm sort of painting a feeling in the air." - Pharrell Williams

"It is far easier to debate about realistic painting than to paint one." - Igor Babailov

"There is neither painting, nor sculpture, nor music, nor poetry. The only truth is creation." - Umberto Boccioni

"I haven't stopped painting or drawing - I've just added another medium." - David Hockney

"When I finish a painting, it usually looks as surprising to me as to anyone else." - Howard Hodgkin

"And with the morn those angel faces smile Which I have loved long since and lost awhile." - John Henry Newman

"An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience." - James A Baldwin

"If only faces could talk..." - Pat Summerall

"Obama said if elected his government would "harness technology to confront the biggest challenges that America faces"." - Barack Obama

"Faces can lie. Backsides can't." - Yoko Ono

"I'm gonnna break your faces!" - James Dashner

"Eyes, that displaces The neighbor diamond, and out-faces That sun-shine by their own sweet graces." - Richard Crashaw

"There are few faces that can afford to smile: a smile is sometimes bewitching, in general vapid, often a contortion." - Benjamin Disraeli

"I have made enough faces." - Greta Garbo

"I have no doubt that the fundamental problem the planet faces is the enormous increase in the human population" - David Attenborough

"And the bright faces of my young companions Are wrinkled like my own, or are no more." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"For those of you that never saw the Small Faces live, this is as close as you're gonna get" - Stan Lane

"I know faces, because I look through the fabric my own eye weaves, and behold the reality beneath." - Khalil

"If Allah wants to send me a message, he'll do so on the faces of my brothers and sisters." - Michael Muhammad Knight

"Solitude: sweet absence of faces." - Milan Kundera

"It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many millions of faces, there should be none alike." - Thomas Browne

"What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor?" - Bible

"The little boy smiled back at all the angry faces glaring in at him. And the little boy blew kisses." - Chuck Palahniuk

"For the camera, particularly, I feel like - I think that, as human faces become older, they become more interesting." - Sigourney Weaver

"Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God's word." - Billy Graham

"Painting was called silent poetry and poetry speaking painting." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I like fishing, I like painting; I like painting fish." - Daniel Craig

"Painting is literature in colors. Literature is painting in language." - Pramoedya Ananta Toer

"Photography is nature seen from the eyes outward, painting from the eyes inward. Photography records inalterably the single image, while painting records a plurality of images willfully directed by the artist." - Charles Sheeler

"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks." - Simonides of Ceos

"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks." - Plutarch

"I'm not so facile that I can accomplish or find out what I want to know or explore enough of the possibilities and a way of making a painting, say, in just one painting or two paintings." - Robert Rauschenberg

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

"Painting, for me, when it really 'happens,' is as miraculous as any natural phenomenon - as say, a lettuce leaf. By 'happens,' I mean the painting in which the inner aspect of man and his outer aspects interlock." - Lee Krasner

"It's helpful for me to get ideas - the physical action of painting. Sometimes it frees up your writer brain. It's nice for me now that the writing has become a serious career that painting can become more like a hobby." - Erin Morgenstern

"The best painting comes out of compulsions and obsessions, out of deep love or hate, out of intellectual or emotional involvement with something that lies outside the painting itself." - Edward Betts

"Painting, to me, is a unique experience. Each work is a surprise and has its own personal and intuitive meaning. After brainstorming feelings and memories, each painting evolves freely and independently." - Fernando Araujo Perdomo

"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

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

"Glory to that Homer of painting, to that father of warmth and enthusiasm... he really paints men." - Eugene Delacroix

"One minute you're bleeding. The next minute you're hemorrhaging. The next minute you're painting the Mona Lisa." - Mac O'Grady

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

"Basically painting is total idiocy." - Robert Rauschenberg



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