Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
Quote by Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse Quotes
I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth...
I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.
I have been no more than a medium, as it were.
Better late than never is poor consolation for the man who has lost the opportunity...
A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time...
I wouldn't mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.
Creativity takes courage.
Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures...
The best way to kill time is to work it to death
When I saw what a mess everything was in I asked for my money back...
You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within...
Work cures everything.
Exactitude is not truth.
In love, the one who runs away is the winner.
Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that...
Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
Aren't you [Tahiti Lagoons] one of the seven wonders of the Paradise of painters?
He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.
When we extend ourselves to another human being in any way at all, when we...
Love is a temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from...