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Painting Houses Quotes


"I'll always build houses." - Jeremy Renner

"I grew up doing some landscaping and painting houses and that kind of thing." - Miles Teller

"I like cosy, intimate houses." - Tori Amos

"Painting is silent poetry." - Plutarch

"I love painting." - Heidi Klum

"Forgetful of thy tomb thou buildest houses." - Horace

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

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

"Basically painting is total idiocy." - Robert Rauschenberg

"Painting demands an intelligent model." - Vincent Van Gogh

"I lost my job and started painting houses with a friend. The marriage had ended about the same time the career did." - John Dufresne

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

"Houses are like the human beings that inhabit them." - Victor Hugo

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

"Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Painting is another form of thinking." - Gerhard Richter

"Painting is an investigation of being." - Squeak Carnwath

"What has reasoning to do with painting?" - William Blake

"Painting is more important than art." - Wayne Thiebaud

"It is not about painting life, it is about making painting alive." - Paul Cezanne

"Objective painting is not good painting unless it is good in the abstract sense." - Georgia O'Keeffe

"Painting is the supreme form of expression; you don't need to 'read' painting." - Peter Greenaway

"It's not your painting anymore. It stopped being your painting the moment that you finished it." - Jeff Melvoin

"For me, my 20s were all about reaching for the brass ring of work in theater, television, and film, surviving in between by waiting tables, painting houses, serving coffee, and temping." - Kate Walsh

"The freer the soul, the more abstract painting becomes." - Marc Chagall

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

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

"Love is art, not truth. It's like painting scenery." - Lorrie Moore

"My painting occurs when I think of two disparate elements." - Alex Colville

"I would exchange every painting of Christ for one snapshot." - George Bernard Shaw

"I'll stick to painting as long as I can." - Tom Thomson

"Love is art, not truth. It's like painting scenery." - Lorrie Moore

"We may call painting the grandchild of nature." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"I love variation in all forms: in painting, in music." - Jim Jarmusch

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

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

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

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

"I always feel attacked when I'm asked about my painting." - Georg Baselitz

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

"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

"I started painting when I was in high school." - James Best

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

"Landscape painting is the obvious resource of misanthropy." - William Hazlitt

"Children's finger-painting came under the arts, but movies didn't." - Nicolas Roeg

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

"Each painting has its own way of evolving. When the painting is finished, the subject reveals itself." - William Baziotes

"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

"Easel painting means small painting." - David Hockney

"Old houses mended, Cost little less than new before they're ended." - Colley Cibber

"Frank Harris has been received in all the great houses - once!" - Oscar Wilde

"Ain't that America, home of the free? Little pink houses for you and me." - John Mellencamp

"Children love secret club houses. They love secrecy even when there's no need for secrecy" - Donna Tartt

"I was in sit-ins to desegregate restaurants and movie houses in the '60s." - Joe Biden

"I really love houses." - Courteney Cox

"Most English houses, grand or small, nestle in an intimate pastoral setting." - Nicholas Haslam

"My interest in society - at times so pronounced that the word snob comes a little to mind - derives from the fact that I like an immense number of things which society, money, and position bring in their train: painting, tapestries, rare books, smart dresses, dances, gardens, country houses, correct cuisine, and pretty women." - Frank Crowninshield

"When painting a landscape it is desirable to walk through the clumps and around the bushes, around the trees, the houses and the rocks. Familiarizing yourself in this way with the subject, you will get a better concept of the thing and not a visual and false snapshot." - John French Sloan

"My interest in society - at times so pronounced that the word 'snob' comes a little to mind - derives from the fact that I like an immense number of things which society, money, and position bring in their train: painting, tapestries, rare books, smart dresses, dances, gardens, country houses, correct cuisine, and pretty women." - Frank Crowninshield

"I was dishwasher, then promoted to chef in a local kitchen in a restaurant in Seattle, and I was working on a building site as well, putting in insulation and painting houses, and then doing some classes at a community college nearby." - Alexis Denisof

"When I first started painting, I had an interesting nightmare about Cleveland - I dreamed the houses there were encased in this free-floating cage structure. I guess Cleveland was a confining place for me, even though my parents weren't too conservative." - April Gornik

"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

"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 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

"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

"Poetry is superior to painting in the presentation of words, and painting is superior to poetry in the presentation of facts. For this reason I judge painting to be superior to poetry." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"The partitions of the houses were so thin we could hear the women occupants of adjoining rooms changing their minds." - Mark Twain

"Curiosity creeps into the houses of the unfortunate and the needy under the name of duty or of pity." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"If the ancients left us ideas, to our credit be it spoken that we moderns are building houses for them." - Amos Bronson Alcott

"Do you know why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories." - James M Barrie

"If we have authentic, honest, earthy materials in our houses, we'll be more authentic, honest and natural." - Alexandra Stoddard

"Houses! I hate houses. I like public places. Houses break your heart." - Jane Bowles

"One of the fruits of Emancipation in the West Indian islands is the number of the ruins, either attached to the houses that remain or within a stone's throw of them: ruined slaves' quarters, ruined sugar-grinding houses, ruined boiling houses; often ruined mansions that were too expensive to maintain." - Richard Hughes

"Painting is a medium in which the mind can actualize itself; it is a medium of thought. Thus painting, like music, tends to become its own content." - Robert Motherwell

"Something in me knows where I'm going, and - well, painting is a state of being. ... Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is." - Jackson Pollock

"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

"I stopped painting, not because I didn't like painting; the sensuality of it was fun. But I wasn't able to get to the point I wanted to." - Lawrence Weiner

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

"The Academies of Art are nothing but great painting factories - those with talent are fed in at one end, and they come out as mechanical painting machines." - Edvard Munch

"When realistic images or patterns are seen in an abstract painting, they are often parallels brought about by processes in painting which echo processes in nature." - Walter Darby Bannard

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

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

"A painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the experience." - Mark Rothko

"I've never let one day go by without painting, or at least without drawing." - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"Every year Steve Kaufman supports the charity "Love Ride" by donating a painting to this cause." - Jay Leno

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

"An abstract painting need in 50 years by no means look "abstract" any longer." - Marcel Duchamp

"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty." - John Ruskin

"Keep painting your demons." - Jack Beal

"I hope with all my heart there will be painting in heaven." - Jean-Baptiste Corot

"The act of painting is about one heart telling another heart where he found salvation." - Francisco Goya

"How painting surpasses all human works by reason of the subtle possibilities which it contains." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"The first virtue of a painting is to be a feast for the eyes." - Eugene Delacroix

"Writing is not describing, painting is not depicting. Verisimilitude is merely an illusion." - Georges Braque

"Photography has always been a simple medium, compared to painting in oil or chipping at marble." - John Gossage

"The latest fashion... is absolutely necessary for a painting. It's what matters most." - Edouard Manet

"Abstract painting is dead. That's why it has become so interesting again." - Chris Martin

"The best way to understand a painting is by drawing it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I seem to have spent a little less time painting than I might've done." - Syd Barrett

"Painting is a solitary act for me; I don't need anyone around to make paintings." - Danny Fox

"Other people's songs can inspire me, though - I always have music on when I'm painting." - Danny Fox

"The best painting is totally non-narrative. It doesn't have to tell you a story." - Peter Greenaway

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

"A painting is not about an experience. It is an experience." - Mark Rothko

"Is she not more than painting can express, Or youthful poets fancy when they love?" - Nicholas Rowe

"No real painter ever wants be known through any other medium than his painting." - Patrick Swift

"Good painting is not produced by any unintelligent following of inspiration or temperament." - Patrick Swift

"But of course these pictures are not shocking; good painting never is." - Patrick Swift

"There is a great difference between painting a face and not washing it." - Thomas Fuller

"It is the painting that makes me so happy these days." - Vincent Van Gogh

"When I paint I am ageless, I just have the pleasure or the difficulty of painting." - Francis Bacon

"Painting gave meaning to my life which without it would not have had" - Francis Bacon

"There is no perfect painting and there is no perfect solution." - Elliott Hundley

"Espresso consumption is an aesthetic experience,like tasting a vintage wine or admiring a painting," - Andrea Illy

"Painting completed my life." - Frida Kahlo

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

"Occasionally, when I get mad at a woman, I'll do some great, awful painting about her." - Jeanmichel Basquiat

"I have a painting where somebody's holding a chicken, and underneath the chicken is somebody's head." - Jeanmichel Basquiat

"If I'm away from painting for a week, I get bored." - Jeanmichel Basquiat

"Sunlight is painting." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"I'd like to think, that were he alive today, Warhol would be painting the Housewives." - Andy Cohen

"If I had a Salvador Dali painting, I would cuddle it to sleep." - Mac Miller

"I'm a terrible technician, and I have a very hard time painting." - Jamie Wyeth

"Painting is such an individual profession. I'm not performing. There's no audience." - Jamie Wyeth

"Occasionally, when I get mad at a woman, I'll do some great, awful painting about her." - Jean-Michel Basquiat

"I have a painting where somebody's holding a chicken, and underneath the chicken is somebody's head." - Jean-Michel Basquiat

"Painting is a companion with whom one may walk a great part of life's journey." - Winston Churchill

"He who despises painting has no love for the philosophy in nature." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Perspective is to painting what the bridle is to the horse, the rudder to a ship." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Painting and sculpture help other people to see what a wonderful world we live in." - Henry Moore

"Painting is very interesting." - Sam Waterston

"Almost everything, if one keeps one's eyes open, is potential material for painting." - Graham Sutherland

"Experience is real. Painting, which comes out of experience, is real. The world is an illusion." - Walter Darby Bannard

"When making a painting, only one thing counts: what you do next." - Walter Darby Bannard

"Most of my contemporary grant-getters are now doing something other than painting." - Robert Genn

"A painting has an intrinsic value which has nothing to do with critical assessments." - Robert Genn

"I got serious about painting at 12, when most people give up." - Robert Bateman

"Painting does not come from intelligence so much, as from sight and feeling and invention." - Philip Gilbert Hamerton

"It wouldn't be right for me to clown around when I'm painting a president." - Norman Rockwell

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

"Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues." - Robert Smithson

"I think a painting should include more experience than simply intended statement." - Jasper Johns

"I hate painting." - Howard Hodgkin

"I do work hard at trying to find the right expression for something, which might be like finding the right image - choosing not only the right words but down to the right number of lines. I remember being in Maine once at Colby College with Alex Katz. It houses hundreds of his works. There was a painting of just one seagull against a blue sky. I was admiring it and Alex said, "45 brush strokes exactly."" - David Salle

"The French legend is a very simple one. All really beautiful clothes are designed in the houses of the French couturiers and all women want those clothes." - Elizabeth Hawes

"A plague on both your houses." - William Shakespeare



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