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Painting Flowers Quotes


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

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

"Earth laughs in flowers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nothing in the whole world is of interest to me but my painting and my flowers." - Claude Monet

"Painting completed my life." - Frida Kahlo

"Sunlight is painting." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"I love painting." - Heidi Klum

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

"I want to die painting." - Paul Cezanne

"Love flowers best in openness and freedom." - Edward Abbey

"Where flowers bloom so does hope." - Lady Bird Johnson

"I've always thought my flowers had souls." - Myrtle Reed

"Our finest flowers are often weeds transplanted." - Elbert Hubbard

"Flowers spring up unsown and die ungathered." - William C Bryant

"When the State withers, humanity flowers." - Anthony Burgess

"Eyes that droop like summer flowers." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"Where have all the flowers gone" - Marlene Dietrich

"Sweet April showers do spring May flowers." - Thomas Tusser

"Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still." - Isaac Watts

"What seems most significant to me about our movement is that we have freed painting from the importance of the subject. I am at liberty to paint flowers and call them flowers, without their needing to tell a story." - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"What could be said about me...a man to whom only his painting matters? And of course his garden and his flowers as well." - Claude Monet

"When I began painting, all my paintings were of words which were gutteral utterances like Smash, Boss, Eat. Those words were like flowers in a vase." - Edward Ruscha

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

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

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

"Nature engenders the science of painting." - Robert Delaunay

"The substance of painting is light." - Andre Derain

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

"I have sworn to die painting." - Paul Cezanne

"Painting, I think it's like jazz." - Brian Eno

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

"He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Look at the flowers-for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are." - Rajneesh

"All that stuff about flatness - it's this idea that painting is a specialized discipline and that modernist painting increasingly refers to painting and is refining the laws of painting. But who cares about painting? What we care about is that the planet is heating up, species are disappearing, there's war, and there are beautiful girls here in Brooklyn on the avenue and there's food and flowers." - Chris Martin

"Painting is self-discovery. You arrive at the image through the act of painting." - Adolph Gottlieb

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

"For example, in one of my last exhibitions I had a 50-foot massive painting with I think perhaps a hundred thousand hand-painted small flowers. This was the Christ painting [The Dead Christ in the Tomb, 2008] in my Down exhibition [2008]. Now, I simply can't spend eight hours a day painting small, identical flowers. And so I've got a team that allows me to have these grand, sweeping statements." - Kehinde Wiley

"Friendship is love without its flowers or veil." - Augustus Hare

"April comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers." - Edna St Vincent Millay

"There are flowers everywhere, for those who bother to look." - Henri Matisse

"Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil." - Reginald Heber

"Spring comes: the flowers learn their colored shapes." - Maria Konopnicka

"Flowers always have it - poise, completion, fulfillment, perfection . . ." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Lovely flowers are the smiles of god's goodness." - William Wilberforce

"I cultivate my flowers and burn my weeds." - Charles Haddon

"A life without orgasms is like a world without flowers." - Paris Hilton

"To-morrow the dreams and flowers will fade." - Thomas Moore

"Love slowly like a ship full of flowers." - Sidney Nolan

"The flowers, the gorgeous, mystic multi-coloured flowers are not the flowers of life, but people, yes people are the true flowers of life, and it has been a most precious pleasure to have temporarily strolled in your garden." - Lord Buckley

" that fly and all but sing." - Robert Frost

"You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers." - Gautama Buddha

"Flowers and pricker bushes grow out of the same dust." - Cynthia Lewis

"I'll cover you in flowers someday, Julie-girl." - Lurlene Mcdaniel

"Nature knows no difference between weeds and flowers." - Mason Cooley

"Butterflies are not insects... They are self-propelled flowers." - Robert A Heinlein

"Flowers and butterflies drift in color, illuminating spring." - Anonymous

"Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded." - Gertrude Stein

"Scent is the soul of flowers, and sea flowers, as splendid as they may be, have no soul!" - Jules Verne

"Yes, Heaven is thine; but this Is a world of sweets and sours; Our flowers are merely flowers." - Edgar Allan Poe

"What gems of painting or statuary are in the world of art, or what flowers are in the world of nature, are gems of thought to the cultivated and thinking." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Poetry ... is the music and painting of the mind." - Sonia Orwell

"Ideas are to literature what light is to painting." - Paul Bourget

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

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

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

"It's not your pictures I like; it's your painting." - Albert Camus

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

"I am really enjoying media arts and digital painting." - St. Lucia

"Computers, singing, reading, painting and gardening are my hobbies." - Arfa Karim

"Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality." - Salvador Dali

"My painting carries with it the message of pain." - Frida Kahlo

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

"Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting." - Robert Delaunay

"Now painting is different. It's something recollected in tranquility." - Jack Levine

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

"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

"If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens." - William Lyon Phelps

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

"Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture." - Michelangelo

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

"For me, preparing the canvas takes longer than painting. The actual painting takes about half an hour." - Katherine Bernhardt

"Easel painting means small painting." - David Hockney

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

"I made work specifically for them not to like. If you made paintings of flowers and someone says they hate it, it's like, "What do you mean? It's a flower!" But if you make a painting of your name and somebody says they hate it, it's like, "Well, why would you like a painting of my name anyway?"" - Josh Smith

"With no mind, flowers lure the butterfly; With no mind, the butterfly visits the blossoms. Yet when flowers bloom, the butterfly comes; When the butterfly comes, the flowers bloom." - Ryokan Taigu

"Feel that your body is like a bundle of flowers. When someone gives you flowers you enjoy their beauty, their purity. But you realize that, one day, the flowers will wither and fade." - Frederick Lenz

"Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave. The gaudy butterfly is sure that the flowers owe thanks to him." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Goldfish are flowers ... flowers that move." - Han Suyin

"Flowers are red, and green leaves are green. There's no need to see flowers any other way than the way they always have been seen." - Harry Chapin

"As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed." - James Allen

"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 went to the Chicago Art Institute, which was the best painting school in the area at that time. And I took painting classes - basic elementary painting classes and drawing classes of all sorts." - Warren MacKenzie

"I needed an outlet in high school and came across painting. I've actually been painting longer than I've been acting. A movie is a collaborative effort, and with painting you just have yourself." - James Franco

"Robert von Neumann taught painting, and when I finally got into a painting class of his, he reacted in much the same way." - Warren MacKenzie

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

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

"All art began as sacred art, you know? I mean, all painting began as religious painting. All writing began as religious writing." - Salman Rushdie

"Hours fly, Flowers die: New days, New ways: Pass by! Love stays." - Henry Van Dyke

"The flowers anew, returning seasons bring; but beauty faded has no second spring." - Ambrose Philips

"I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous." - Edward Abbey

"Flowers may beckon todwards us, but they speak todward heaven and God." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The flowers are Nature's jewels, with whose wealth she decks her summer beauty." - George Croly

"April, like a child, Writes hieroglyphs on dust with flowers, Wipes them away and forgets." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Flowers are my music." - Thomas Walker Arnold

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

"I always notice flowers." - Andy Warhol

"Their beauty had always seemed to him like the beauty of pressed flowers-lovely, but dead." - Cassandra Clare

"I used flowers because they die. My mood was darkly romantic at the time." - Alexander Mcqueen

"I think flowers are very beautiful things. Very nice and innocent things. They don't harm anybody." - Steven Morrissey

"It's sad that, in our blindness we gather thorns for flowers" - Anonymous

"Hours fly, flowers die, new days, new ways pass by, Love stays." - Henry Van Dyke

"Weep for love, but not for anger; a cold rain will never bring flowers." - Barry Duncan

"In the flowers that wreathe the sparkling bowl, fell adders hiss, and poisonous serpents roll." - Matthew Prior

"Hours fly, Flowers die. New days, New ways, Pass by. Love stays." - Henry Jackson Van Dyke

"Noiseless falls the foot of time That only treads on flowers." - Herbert Spencer

"Say it with flowers." - Advertising Slogans

"Moments like this are buds on the tree of life. Flowers of darkness they are." - Virginia Woolf

"The spring is already here with her hands full of flowers." - Fanny Kemble

"God will reward you,' he said. 'You must be an angel since you care for flowers." - Victor Hugo

"Everything ends with flowers." - Helene Cixous

"My basic weeding rule: if they grow in rows they're flowers; if they don't they're weeds." - David Hobson

"Flowers are the free throw of love. You're looking for the clutch three-pointer from downtown." - Daniel Holloway

"Flowers are not symbols of power. Flowers are too brief, too frail, to elicit much hope of eternity. In truth, flowers are far removed from the human condition and from all human hope. For a moment, in that moment, flowers are simply beautiful." - Sharman Apt Russell

"Why always not yet? Do flowers in spring say not yet?" - Norman Douglas

"Daughters are like flowers, they fill the world with beauty, and sometimes attract pests." - Anonymous

"Let life be as beautiful as summer flowers And death as beautiful as autumn leaves." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Garden fairies come at dawn, Bless the flowers then they're gone." - Anonymous

"Flowers whisper Beauty! to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall." - Dr. SunWolf

"Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul." - The Koran

"I hope some day to meet God, because I want to thank Him for the flowers." - Robert Brault

"Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it." - Vincent Van Gogh

"I sit before flowers hoping they will train me in the art of opening up" - Shane Koyczan

"Flowers feed the soul." - Nazr Mohammed

"I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that's living." - Ursula Andress

"There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses." - Louis Aragon

"Reading music is like listening to flowers. I don't understand the concept." - Paul Westerberg

"Flowers are happy things." - P G Wodehouse

"Your poems are rather hard to understand, whereas your paintings are so easy. Easy? Of course - you paint flowers and girls and sunsets; things that everybody understands. I never met him. Who? Everybody. Did you ever hear of nonrepresentational painting? I am. Pardon me? I am a painter, and painting is nonrepresentational. Not all painting. No: housepainting is representational. And what does a housepainter represent? Ten dollars an hour. In other words, you don't want to be serious - It takes two to be serious." - E E Cummings

"Everyone wants to understand art. Why don't we try to understand the song of a bird? Why do we love the night, the flowers, everything around us, without trying to understand them? But in the case of a painting, people think they have to understand." - Pablo Picasso

"Leisure, itself the creation of wealth, is incessantly engaged in transmuting wealth into beauty by secreting the surplus energy which flowers in great architecture, great painting and great literature. Only in the atmosphere thus engendered floats that impalpable dust of ideas which is the real culture. A colony of ants or bees will never create a Parthenon." - Edith Wharton

"A painting is more than the sum of its parts,' he would tell me, and then go on to explain how the cow by itself is just a cow, and the meadow by itself is just grass and flowers, and the sun peeking through the trees is just a beam of light, but put them all together and you've got magic." - Wendelin Van Draanen

"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

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

"Sculpture is what you bump into when you back up to see a painting." - Barnett Newman

"We amuse ourselves painting our prison-walls with bright figures and brilliant landscapes." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Keep painting your demons." - Jack Beal

"Painting is a mosaic of colors weaved into a seamless whole." - Igor Babailov

"Painting is silent poetry." - Plutarch



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