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What counts most is finding new ways to get the world down in paint on my own terms.
::: Georg Baselitz :::
I painted with acrylic paint, and the reason why I went to oil was mainly because I didn’t control it. I was looking for the insecurity of it. I mean, I might have found another reason later, but at that moment, the reason was I was looking for the insecurity.
::: Albert Oehlen :::
I think everybody deserves freedom. Freedom is such an abstract word, but it's all we need.
::: Ai Weiwei :::
The act of painting is about one heart telling another heart where he found salvation.
::: Francisco Goya :::
When I work, I work very fast, but preparing to work can take any length of time.
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Cy Twombly :::
It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.
::: James McNeill Whistler :::
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
::: Eckhart Tolle :::
I have always tried to hide my own efforts and wished my works to have the lightness and joyousness of a springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labours it cost..
::: Henri Matisse :::
I've never believed in God, but I believe in Picasso.
::: Diego Rivera :::
I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
::: Andrew Wyeth :::
I am essentially a painter of the kind of still life composition that communicates a sense of tranquillity and privacy, moods which I have always valued above all else.
::: Giorgio Morandi :::
A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.
::: William Dobell :::
The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it.
::: Banksy :::

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.
:::
John Lennon :::
The music that really turns me on is either running toward God or away from God. Both recognize the pivot, that God is at the center of the jaunt.
::: Bono :::
There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it.
::: Henry Moore :::
You come to nature with all her theories, and she knocks them all flat.
::: Renoir :::
The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them. And if you, as you say, are moved only by their color relationships, then you miss the point!
::: Mark Rothko :::
Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity.
::: Damien Hirst :::
Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.
::: Rumi :::
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
::: Michelangelo :::
Believe it or not, I can actually draw.
::: Jean Michel Basquiat :::
Man can't do without God. Just like you're thirsty, you have to drink water. You just can't go without God.
::: Bob Marley :::
O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives.
::: Jim Morrison :::

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