When I saw what a mess everything was in I asked for my money back on the ticket. I would have felt I was deserting. If everyone of any value leaves France, what will remain of France?
Quote by Henri Matisse
Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that...
I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth...
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds...
I did my sculpture as a painter. I did not work as a sculptor.
Better late than never is poor consolation for the man who has lost the opportunity...
Creativity takes courage.
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of...
The best way to kill time is to work it to death
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose,...
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Aren't you [Tahiti Lagoons] one of the seven wonders of the Paradise of painters?
I have been no more than a medium, as it were.
Jazz is rhythm and meaning.
I wouldn't mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.
It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color -...
I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.
You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within...
It's not who i am underneath but what i do that defines me
Try to be the best of what you are, even if what you are is...