Life etches itself onto our faces as we grow older, showing our violence, excesses or kindnesses.
Choose only one master - Nature.
An honest man always values earning honor over wealth.
Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.
A painting is finished when the artist says it is finished.
Without atmosphere a painting is nothing.
Of course you will say that I ought to be practical and ought to try and paint the way they want me to paint. Well, I will tell you a secret. I have tried and I have tried very hard, but I can't do it. I just can't do it! And that is why I am just a little crazy.
Old age is a hindrance to creativity but cannot crush my youthful spirit.
Try to put well in practice what you already know; and in so doing, you will in good time, discover the hidden things you now inquire about. Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.
Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.
A work is finished when an artist realizes his intentions.
A painting is complete when it has the shadows of a god.
Sincerity is the eventual deception of all great men.
I envy the poet. He is encouraged toward drunkenness and wallows with nubile wenches while the painter must endure wretchedness and pain for his art.
I can't paint the way they want me to paint and they know that too.
A painting is not made to be sniffed.
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