If painting is no longer needed, it seems a pity that some of us are born into the world with such a passion for line and color.
I have touched with a sense of art some people-they felt the love and the life. Can you offer me anything to compare to that joy for an artist?
Acceptance, under someone else's terms, is worse than rejection.
I think that if you shake the tree, you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up.
Women should be someone and not something.
There are two ways for a painter: the broad and easy one or the narrow and hard one.
I am independent! I can live alone and I love to work.
The first sight of Degas' pictures was the turning point of my artistic life.
There's only one thing in life for a woman; it's to be a mother... A woman artist must be... capable of making primary sacrifices.
Sometimes it made him [Degas] furious that he could not find a chink in my armor, and there would be months when we just could not see each other, and then something I painted would bring us together again.
It changed my life. I saw art then as I wanted to see it.
World will suffice for me in the future.
It is as well not to have too great an admiration for your master's work. You will be in less danger of imitating him.
At some future time I shall see New York the artist's ground. I think you will create an American School.
Cezanne is one of the most liberal artists I have ever seen... he grants that everyone may be as honest and as true to nature from their convictions; he doesn't believe that everyone should see alike.
I used to go and flatten my nose against that window and absorb all I could of his art. It changed my life. I saw art then as I wanted to see it.
Why do people so love to wander? I think the civilized parts of the world will suffice for me in the future.
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