Paul Cezanne quotes

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

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When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree… (read more)

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The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.

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For an impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations
I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I… (read more)
I have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain.
I have sworn to die painting.
I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.
I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy… (read more)
I paint as if I were Rothschild.
I want to die painting.
I'll always be grateful to the public of intelligent amateurs.
I've come to the conclusion that it's not really possible to help others.
I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us, we find consolation only in religion.
I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.
I am the primitive of the method I have invented.
A puny body weakens the soul.
Art is a harmony parallel with nature.