I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
Drawing is not what you see but what you must make others see.
Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.
Desire is not what you see, but what you imagine.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
Ask yourself what makes you come alive.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.
Chase your passion, not your pension.
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
As I grew older, I developed a very innate passion for art. I was actually pretty good at it.
Don't think about making art.
Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.
Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
The passion for art is, as for believers, very religious. It unites people, its message is of common humanity. Art has become my religion - others pray in church. It's a banality, but you don't possess art, it possesses you. It's like falling in love.
A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else.
I also had a tremendous passion for art and read a lot.
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