Quotes and Sayings about Pain



"Milos said, You're my first choice. From my point of view, that doesn't pay the rent. I said, Tell me what I have to do next because I'm busy painting my kitchen."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Choice, First, Kitchen, Painting)

"Compared to dancing, films seemed to me to be the work of lay bums. There was no physical pain; it was enough to say and imagine what was in the script. It was very easy for me."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Work, Dancing, Pain)

"Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: People)

"I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry... just make me feel alive."
- Joey Lauren Adams
(Related: Name, Pain, Passion, Sound, Want)

"Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Nature, Life, Calamity, Grief, Humanity, Treatment)

"Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Men, Genius, Learning, Pearls, Want)

"Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!"
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Love, Pain, Treasure)

"Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Blessings, Disappointments, Patience)

"If I had not passed through trial - through passion, one could say - through these years so painful and so rich, I don't believe I could take on my life and my career as I do today."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Life, Career, Passion, Today, Years)

"The man for whom time stretches out painfully is one waiting in vain, disappointed at not finding tomorrow already continuing yesterday."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Time, Man, Tomorrow, Waiting, Yesterday)

"Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?"
- Aeschylus
(Related: Time, Gods, Pain)

"He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Wisdom, God, Heart, Despair, Forget, Grace, Pain, Sleep, Will)

"There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Grief, Joy, Memory, Pain, Present)

"What good is it to live a life that brings pains?"
- Aeschylus
(Related: Life)

"Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length?"
- Aeschylus
(Related: Gods, Pain)

"Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Misfortune, Painting)

"To make films is as boring as watching paint dry - you usually have to do little tiny bits here and there. You go off waiting for lighting, you come back - the energy dies. You hope you can find someone who can keep it going."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Hope, Energy, Waiting)

"A tremendous amount of needless pain and suffering can be eliminated by ensuring that health insurance is universally available."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Health, Pain, Suffering)

"Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys, and eagerly pursues imaginary joys."
- Mark Akenside
(Related: Trifles)

"Instead of art I have taught philosophy. Though technique for me is a big word, I never have taught how to paint. All my doing was to make people to see."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Art, People, Philosophy, Word)

"And I started with this: I have not painted at all my childhood. In fact, I never painted. But I helped my father who was a house painter and decorative painter. He made stage sets, he made glass paintings, he made everything."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Father, Childhood, Fact)

"It was my family that wanted me to be a teacher. That was safe, you see. To be a painter was terrible."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Family)

"My father's parents were carpenters. They were also builders partly. They were painters. And several of them were very, active in the theatre and all such nonsense, you know."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Father, Nonsense, Parents, Theatre)

"Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon - it is the very heart of painting."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Heart, Contrast, Painting)

"We must always take from nature what we paint and always choose the most beautiful things."
- Leon Battista Alberti
(Related: Nature)

"Know what you're trying to do before you do it. Turning knobs at random isn't enlightening any more than throwing paint at a wall blindfolded will let you paint a nice picture."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Trying, Will)

"To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking."
- Alcaeus
(Related: Drinking, Folly, Grief, Melancholy, Pain, Sense, Thinking)

"Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Direction, Learning, May)

"I paint because I love to cut mats."
- Arthur Alexander
(Related: Love)

"The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: Government, Character, Fascism, Fight, Force, Popular, Republican, Spain)

"Intellectuals, academics, writers and poets were an important force in the early groups of volunteers. They had the means to get to Spain and were accustomed to travelling, whereas very few workers had left British shores."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: Force, Intellectuals, Poets, Spain, Workers, Writers)

"I'm always more motivated by the pain of a funny character than by what makes him funny."
- Jason Alexander
(Related: Funny, Character, Pain)

"Father, in spite of all this spending of money in learning Latin, I will be a painter."
- William Allan
(Related: Money, Father, Learning, Will)

"I will be a historical painter."
- William Allan
(Related: Will)

"The riot isn't seen in the movie, but it is alluded to. He has this one speech that gives a great sense of texture and paints a picture of what was happening in Harlem then."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Riot, Sense, Speech)

"I paint according to the moment and the theme. I don't have any prejudice. Life concerns me."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Life, Prejudice)

"Without a good cultural policy, without adequate help, we will always have individualists, shooting stars who are rapidly forgotten or who stop painting for a more profitable occupation."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Policy, Help, Occupation, Painting, Stars, Will)

"People are predominant in my paintings. Although they are not obvious, you can feel their presence."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: People, Obvious)

"My first concern was to take care of my drawing. I did not have any knowledge in arts, especially Haitian arts, apart from the paintings I saw in my father's office."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: Father, Knowledge, Care, Concern, First, Office)

"I was born at a bad time for Spain, but a really good one for cinema."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Time, Cinema, Spain)

"I am very proud of what we have built in Spain, because it is not a traditional Formula 1 country. I think we have found passionate fans, and built up a strong culture for the sport - and things are improving every day, with more and more people getting interested."
- Fernando Alonso
(Related: People, Country, Culture, Day, Fans, Formula, Spain)

"Give me life, give me pain, give me myself again."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Life, Pain)

"That by listening to some music, by reading some books, by looking at paintings, and most important by hanging out with one another - by collaborating with one another and creating your own network - you can achieve something that is much better than what is out there."
- David Amram
(Related: Music, Books, Listening, Network, Reading)

"Franz Kline, who became known for his black and white paintings, did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village."
- David Amram
(Related: May, Portraits)

"My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety."
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Related: Home, Death, Mother, Life, Anxiety, Being, Duty, Letters, Living, Pain, Post, Relatives)

"Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself."
- Walter Anderson
(Related: Life, Quality, Character, Gravity, Loss, Pain, Sadness, Treasure)

"Even if you have $20,000 to buy an item, you still try to get a good price at antique stores. I collect furniture, rugs, paintings, frames. It's my hobby to go around to shops and markets."
- Ursula Andress
(Related: Shops)

"After that I won a prize, I was with a group of ancient music of Spain that they helped me a lot with a grant, you see, during three years. And so I made my debut in 1944 and I found myself helping my family, it was a very poor family."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Family, Music, Poor, Spain, Years)

"What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Life, Purpose, Drama, Earth, Meaning, Pain, Sense)

"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: History, Courage, Pain)

"I almost resent the whole fashion thing. Good God- never wearing the same thing twice and all of those things. It's a pain in the ass."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: God, Fashion, Pain)

"I don't know what it means to be a sex symbol. When I look myself on a magazine cover I don't see it as me, but as someone painted, fluffed, puffed and done up."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Sex, Symbol)

"The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Love, Pain)

"When Picasso painted in Paris, was he a Spanish or a French painter? It does not matter, he was Picasso, whatever the influences surrounding him. He simply chose Paris because it was the ideal place for him to sell his creation."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Creation, Paris)

"I make movies just as painters paint: I work where I can."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Movies, Work)

"Never buy four C-plus paintings when you can buy one A."
- Walter Annenberg
"It seems like if you are not painted up special way or have some tailor made outfit to put on to go out on stage... I don't know... there's too much of it out there."
- Phil Anselmo
"That most dangerous of opponents: the one who took pains to comprehend the position of his adversary."
- Piers Anthony
"We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Life, Growth, Body, First, Spirit)

"Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Growth, Mothers, Spiritual)

"Joy always came after pain."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Joy, Pain)

"You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: People, Freedom, Journey, Media)

"Listen, my day job is also Chief Creative Officer for Marvel, and it's a very painful job because we publish a lot of books, and there are things I see where I can punch people out. Therefore, we have some new people now, and the kids are going to read our books."
- Avi Arad
(Related: People, Books, Day, Job, Kids, Now)

"The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain."
- Aristotle
(Related: Pain, Pleasure)

"Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil."
- Aristotle
(Related: Fear, Anticipation, Evil, Pain)

"If Britney would paint her ass green, I'm sure you could spot green asses all over LA as soon as the word was out."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Word)

"Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage of poison, and the plague."
- John Armstrong
(Related: Music, Grief, Joy, Pain, Poison)

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."
- Lance Armstrong
(Related: Day, May, Pain, Will)

"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever."
- Lance Armstrong
(Related: Pain, Quitting)

"Good art theory must smell of the studio, although its language should differ from the household talk of painters and sculptors."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Art, Language, Talk, Theory)

"Despite the painful changes we have had to make, we continue to believe in the St. Louis market. And we are hoping to add flights, in a careful way, as the economics of our business improve and the demands of the traveling public in St. Louis become clear."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business, Economics, Public, Traveling)

"No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Hell)

"We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater, but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain and Grief rather than commit the least Sin."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Grief, May, Pain, Sin)

"I think Tom Paine is one of the greatest men that's ever lived."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Men)

"I can't write, I can't paint, I don't compose."
- Richard Attenborough
"I had to work out that it was something that could move, without having everybody in spray painted leotards."
- Colleen Atwood
(Related: Work)

"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Happiness, Life, Being, Choices, Freedom, Humanity, Joy, Mistakes, Negativity, Pain, Today)

"To put down an ideogram of a table so that people will recognize it as a table is not the work of a painter, but to sense it for a moment as a magic carpet with a leg hanging down at each corner is the beginning of a painter's imagination."
- Frank Auerbach
(Related: Imagination, Work, People, Beginning, Magic, Sense, Will)

"The unity in any painter's work arises from the fact that a person, brought to a desperate situation, will behave in a certain way... style."
- Frank Auerbach
(Related: Work, Fact, Style, Unity, Will)

"It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint, considering that one may not wake up the following morning."
- Frank Auerbach
(Related: Madness, May)

"The greatest evil is physical pain."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Evil, Pain)

"What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Anger, Love, Fear, Jealousy, Quarrels)

"We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Life, Action, Class, Pain, Pleasure)

"Why talk when you can paint?"
- Milton Avery
(Related: Talk)

"Pain is never permanent."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: Pain)

"You don't need a uniform color: We used a mixture of brick red, browns and grays, and then threw in seashells, branches and various types of rock, so our walls ended up looking like cave paintings!"
- Randy Bachman
"It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other."
- Francis Bacon
"In this movie they took them up in space. They're floating around and doing zero gravity stuff. Well, they had to do it all on wires. All the wires had to be painted black against this black background. If you didn't light it properly you could see the wires. Drove them crazy!"
- John Badham
(Related: Gravity, Light, Space)

"One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Nature, Idea, Human nature, Pain)

"The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Nature, People, Being, Human nature, Opinion, Will)

"It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary."
- David Bailey
(Related: Imagination, Photography)

"All pictures are unnatural. All pictures are sad because they're about dead people. Paintings you don't think of in a special time or with a specific event. With photos I always think I'm looking at something dead."
- David Bailey
(Related: Time, People)

"Applause felt like approval, and it became a drug that soothed the pain, but only temporarily."
- Anita Baker
(Related: Applause, Approval, Pain)

"Cartooning at its best is a fine art. I'm a cartoonist who works in the medium of animation, which also allows me to paint my cartoons."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Art, Animation, Cartoons)

"Painting pictures didn't make me a lot of money. I have to eat."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Money, Painting)

"I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: People, Hate, Pain, Sense, Will)

"I've had some painful experiences in my life, but I feel like I'm trivializing them by using them for a scene in a movie. I don't want to do that. It just makes me feel kind of dirty for having done that."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, Want)

"The craft of painting has virtually disappeared. There is hardly anyone left who really possesses it. For evidence one has only to look at the painters of this century."
- Balthus
(Related: Painting)

"The best way to begin is to say: Balthus is a painter of whom nothing is known. And now let us have a look at his paintings."
- Balthus
(Related: Nothing, Now)

"Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle."
- Balthus
(Related: Experience, Work, Consciousness, Criticism, Painting, Self, Struggle)

"Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions to the order of the possible."
- Balthus
(Related: Chaos, Emotions, Order, Painting)

"Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish."
- Balthus
(Related: Painting, Pleasure)

"Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don't know what to say about what I paint, really."
- Balthus
(Related: Language, Painting)

"I will always find even the worst paintings that attempt some kind of representation better than the best invented paintings."
- Balthus
(Related: Will)

"I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things; to suggest, not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings."
- Balthus
(Related: Desire, Mystery)

"Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Love, Men, Constancy, Pain, Suffering, Woman)

"If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Eye)

"Although I still occasionally paint and draw, my life has now been shaped by my writing."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Life, Now, Writing)

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Effort, Man, Will)

"You get very tired, and there was a certain amount of pain and you slow up. Your legs are so tired that you are in fact slowing. If you don't keep running, keep your blood circulating, the muscles stop pumping the blood back and you get dizzy."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Blood, Fact, Pain, Running)

"I was always a great bundle of energy. As a child, instead of walking, I would run. And so running, which is a pain to a lot of people, was always a pleasure to me because it was so easy."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: People, Energy, Pain, Pleasure, Running, Walking)

"I am convinced that people with such wounds will be quite ready to co-operate in a safe and painless experiment in the interests of humanity as a whole."
- Robert Barany
(Related: People, Humanity, Will, Wounds)

"'Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell; the loss of heaven's the greatest pain in hell."
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Related: Lie, Heaven, Hell, Loss, Pain)

"I've always said that playing rugby in Spain is like being a bullfighter in Japan."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Being, Spain)

"Everybody in Spain is sick of me. But in America, there's curiosity about the new kid on the block who doesn't speak English very well. The attention makes me feel vulnerable, which is something I hadn't felt in a while. But I like it."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: America, Attention, Curiosity, English, Spain)

"I live in Spain. Oscars are something that are on TV Sunday night. Basically, very late at night. You don't watch, you just read the news after who won or who lost."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: News, Night, Spain)

"You've got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really."
- Ellen Barkin
(Related: Family, Love, Mother, Daughter, Choice, Cute)

"Life is painful, nasty and short... in my case it has only been painful and nasty."
- Djuna Barnes
(Related: Life)

"You go through at least the first two years of Star Trek and you find some amazing stuff. Everything that was going on Gene put into the series. He just put strange costumes on the actors and painted them funny colours and left the same situation in."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Funny, Actors, First, Years)

"You put funny people in funny costumes and paint them green and we could talk about anything we wanted to, because that was the only thing that fascinated Gene about this particular genre."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Funny, People, Talk)

"I started doing cartoons when I was about 21. I never thought I would be a cartoonist. It happened behind my back. I was always a painter and drawer."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Thought, Cartoons)

"Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Life, End)

"Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Difficulties, Forget, Past)

"The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice. The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find - the goal is always to make more nuance and colors."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Goal, Colors, Painting, Shadow, Voice)

"I paint German artists whom I admire. I paint their pictures, their work as painters, and their portraits too. But oddly enough, each of these portraits ends up as a picture of a woman with blonde hair. I myself have never been able to work out why this happens."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Work, Artists, Hair, Portraits, Woman)

"I always feel attacked when I'm asked about my painting."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Painting)

"I always work out of uncertainty but when a painting's finished it becomes a fixed idea, apparently a final statement. In time though, uncertainty returns... your thought process goes on."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Time, Work, Thought, Idea, Painting, Uncertainty)

"I had always loved expressionist painting, like every European. In fact I admired it all the more because these were precisely the paintings despised by my father's generation."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Father, Fact, Painting)

"I had some money, I made the best paintings ever. I was completely reclusive, worked a lot, took a lot of drugs. I was awful to people."
- Jean-Michel Basquiat
(Related: Money, People, Drugs)

"To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: God, Being, Existence, Harmony)

"There are pockets of great food in Spain, but there are also pockets of very mediocre food in Spain, and the same in Morocco and the same in Croatia and the same in Germany and the same in Austria."
- Mario Batali
(Related: Food, Germany, Spain)

"Our religion is itself profoundly sad - a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language - so long as he knows anguish and is a painter."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Religion, Language, Liberty, Man)

"I found I have to stay painting."
- Alan Bean
(Related: Painting)

"I feel like there's too many paintings left unpainted that I just don't want to take the time away."
- Alan Bean
(Related: Time, Want)

"But I'm the only one who can paint the moon, because I'm the only one who knows whether that's right or not."
- Alan Bean
(Related: Moon, Right)

"No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Truth, Soul, May, Nothing)

"We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Country, End, England, Italy, Luxury, Play, Right, Spain, Winter)

"I believe that the reason why I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Love, Hate, Nothing, Painting, Reason, Sentimentality)

"I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already, so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Painting)

"I believe the reason I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Love, Painting, Reason)

"Painting is a very difficult thing. It absorbs the whole man, body and soul, thus have I passed blindly many things which belong to real and political life."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Life, Soul, Body, Man, Painting)

"Painting constantly appeared to me as the one and only possible achievement."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Achievement, Painting)

"Movie music is noise... even more painful than my sciatica."
- Thomas Beecham
(Related: Music)

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Nature, Soul, Artist)

"The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Pain, Poison)

"It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Friendship, Love, Truth, Faults, Man, Tests, Words)

"Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Gratitude, Ingratitude)

"Most women are not as young as they are painted."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Women)

"However painful the process of leaving home, for parents and for children, the really frightening thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home."
- Robert Neelly Bellah
(Related: Home, Children, Parents)

"There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Life, Longing)

"Love and pain become one in the same in the eyes of a wounded child."
- Pat Benatar
(Related: Love, Eyes, Pain)

"The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what happened in Stalin's Russia: it's like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain."
- Tony Benn
(Related: Christ, Nothing, Spain)

"Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Success, Positive, Frustration)

"Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does."
- John Berger
(Related: Imitation, Painting)

"In Holland and Spain and France, where so many of us come from, people aren't interested in the sex lives of their players. We don't hear these stories - even in Italy where the media is right on top of football."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Sex, People, Football, France, Italy, Media, Right, Spain)

"I want to direct films, because I am a painter and a sculptor and I've done a lot of writing."
- Xander Berkeley
(Related: Want, Writing)

"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Art, Sun)

"Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Art, Painting, Weather)

"My movement from painting to film was a very conscious one."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Film, Painting)

"Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form, with a limited audience, I recognized film as this extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Art, People, Film, Numbers, Painting)

"In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: History, Art, Language, Painting, Play, Song, World)

"He painted me when I was young because he was in love with me, but now that he has loved me he doesn't paint me anymore."
- Jane Birkin
(Related: Love, Now)

"I think music has gone through a period of something very severe, rather radical, rather the way painting did with cubism."
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Related: Music, Painting, Radical)

"It seems to me morally a decent society will try to take some of the increased benefit and use that to alleviate the pain of the few who are bearing the cost that made it possible."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Society, Pain, Will)

"I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don't have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Beauty, Love, Art, Talent, Painting, Sense)

"A woman finds the natural lay of the land almost unconsciously; and not feeling it incumbent on her to be guide and philosopher to any successor, she takes little pains to mark the route by which she is making her ascent."
- Alice Stone Blackwell
(Related: Feeling, Land, Woman)

"A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel."
- Elizabeth Blackwell
(Related: Faces, Loneliness, Respect, Support, Woman)

"Of joys departed, not to return, how painful the remembrance."
- Robert Blair
(Related: Remembrance)

"Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish."
- William Blake
(Related: Music, Poetry, Nations, Painting, Race)

"Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud."
- Maurice Blanchot
(Related: Music, People, Lovers, Painting)

"I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place, yet when my release came and I knew that God's sunlight was to be free for me again, there was a certain pain in leaving."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: God, Pain)

"Casting is sort of like looking at paintings. You don't know what you'll like, but you recognize it when you see it."
- Steven Bochco
"Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind."
- Maxwell Bodenheim
(Related: Poetry, Wind)

"A doctor is fascinated by death, and pain. And how much pain a man can endure."
- David Boehm
(Related: Death, Man, Pain)

"He preacheth patience that never knew pain."
- H. G. Bohn
(Related: Pain, Patience)

"There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Humor, Comedy, Hurt, Laughter, Pain, Tragedy)

"Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour."
- Giotto di Bondone
(Related: Painting)

"You cannot possibly invent painting all by yourself."
- Pierre Bonnard
(Related: Painting)

"Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly."
- Pierre Bonnard
(Related: Pleasure)

"A painting that is well composed is half finished."
- Pierre Bonnard
(Related: Painting)

"The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as more recent attacks in Madrid, Spain, and London, England, showed in a very tragic way just how vulnerable many areas of the world are to these sorts of actions."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Actions, England, London, Spain, World)

"I felt I really wanted to back off from music completely and just work within the visual arts in some way. I started painting quite passionately at that time."
- David Bowie
(Related: Music, Time, Work, Painting)

"I think it would be better if nobody owned anything, but they didn't starve. Had enough paint and enough pianos and everything else."
- Arthur Boyd
"Art doesn't alter things. It points things out, but it doesn't alter them. It can't, no matter what a painter wants to do."
- Arthur Boyd
(Related: Art)

"A painstaking course in qualitative and quantitative analysis by John Wing gave me an appreciation of the need for, and beauty of, accurate measurement."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Beauty, Appreciation)

"There has never been a great athlete who died not knowing what pain is."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: Pain)

"A babe at the breast is as much pleasure as the bearing is pain."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Related: Pain, Pleasure)

"It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected."
- John Bradshaw
(Related: Life, Truth, Lying, Pain, Reality, Thinking, Will)

"Oh, how precious is time, and how it pains me to see it slide away, while I do so little to any good purpose."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Time, Purpose)

"Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas."
- Georges Braque
(Related: Ideas, Painting)

"Death is not only an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity, but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than a less severe punishment."
- William J. Brennan
(Related: Death, Purpose, Pain, Punishment)

"Speaks cheerful English and in the past has written this language with a paintbrush that talks."
- Jimmy Breslin
(Related: English, Language, Past)

"I am not quite sure where home is right now. I do have places in London and Milan, and a house in Spain. I guess I would say home is where my mother is, and she lives in Spain."
- Sarah Brightman
(Related: Home, Mother, London, Now, Right, Spain)

"It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony."
- Benjamin Britten
(Related: Beauty, Music, Nature, Love, Strength, Disappointment, Freedom, Loneliness)

"Being ill like this combines shock - this time I will die - with a pain and agony that are unfamiliar, that wrench me out of myself."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Time, Being, Pain, Will)

"I just don't think there are any rules to color. You have a small space with no windows? Put lamps in there, make it dramatic, paint the ceiling black. Do something with it. If it's dark, accentuate the darkness."
- David Bromstad
(Related: Darkness, Rules, Space, Windows)

"The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Men, Hurt, Pain)

"I felt along with her - not the physical pain, of course, but all her mental anguish. You can't be detached. She needed to have someone who understood what was happening in her mind."
- Charles Bronson
(Related: Mind, Pain)

"What kind of man would I have been if I had not been there to help her? I felt along with her - not the physical pain, of course, but all her mental anguish. You can't be detached."
- Charles Bronson
(Related: Help, Man, Pain)

"An icon painter starts not with Jesus Christ but by finding earth and rubbing. Now what is earth, what are you rubbing in directing?"
- Peter Brook
(Related: Christ, Earth, Now)

"Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Fantasy)

"Well, to be honest I think I'm a better short story writer than a novelist. Novels I find very hard, hours and hours, weeks and weeks, of conscious thought - whereas short stories slip out painlessly in a few days."
- Eric Brown
(Related: Thought, Writer)

"The administration needs to speak honestly with the American people. Exaggerating our progress in defeating the insurgency or in creating an Iraqi army paints a dangerous picture."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: People, Progress, American, Army, Needs)

"Unborn children do not have a voice, but they are young members of the human family. It is time to look at the unborn child, and recognize that it is really a young human, who can feel pain and should be treated with care."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: Time, Family, Care, Children, Pain, Voice)

"The more painful it is, tragically, the more you do learn, though, that's the good part."
- Sylvia Browne
"World's use is cold, world's love is vain, world's cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Love, Cruelty, Pain, World)

"At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Reading)

"Instead of using brushes all the time, try a palette knife to paint."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: Time)

"There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Music, Poetry, Mediocrity, Painting, Public, Public speaking)

"There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Death, Life, Being, Events, Man, Pain)

"If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is horrible to lose, So the one is pretty equal to the other."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Life, Pretty)

"Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Pain)

"As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Art, Music, Time, Idea, Performance, Artists, Painting, Theatre, Writing)

"The stars are scattered all over the sky like shimmering tears, there must be great pain in the eye from which they trickled."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Eye, Pain, Sky, Stars, Tears)

"You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Age, Idea, Pain)

"Some days I would be there at ten in the morning and wouldn't leave till ten at night, and the others would waltz in for a couple of hours and then leave, because I was doing that painting thing. And they were happy to see that being done."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Being, Night, Painting)

"When I work alone, my process is like painting. With Fleetwood Mac, it's more like movie making."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Work, Painting)

"When I work alone, it can be like dabbling with a canvas. Maybe you paint over bits, and it starts to form its own life and lead you off in a direction. It becomes an intuitive, subconscious process."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Life, Work, Direction)

"Our stories are different; our pain is the same."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Pain)

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him."
- Buddha
(Related: Happiness, Thought, Evil, Man, Pain, Result, Shadow)

"If it doesn't work out there will never be any doubt that the pleasure was worth all the pain."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Work, Doubt, Pain, Pleasure, Will, Worth)

"The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Time, Man, Pain, Passion)

"I get to experiment with a lot of looks with my character so that's really fun for me. It's like getting to paint a new canvas everyday."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Character, Fun)

"Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Compassion, Debt, Mind, Misery, Pain, Right, Sorrow)

"I never knew a writer yet who took the smallest pains with his style and was at the same time readable."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Time, Style, Writer)

"To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Beauty, Pain, Tyranny)

"It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts, you have no idea of the pain it gives one."
- George Byron
(Related: Idea, Pain)

"Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country."
- George Byron
(Related: Chivalry, Country, Right, Spain)

"The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Art, Life, Pain)

"A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Architecture, Poetry, Dress, Man, Painting, Schools)

"But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Truth, Hope, Existence, Nothing)

"I'm here instead of having shoulder surgery. But I'm not sure which is more painful."
- James Caan
"The degree of leverage now being reversed is staggering, and the underlying global imbalances - notably between the savers and the spenders - will require long and painful adjustment."
- Vince Cable
(Related: Being, Now, Will)

"The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around."
- Herb Caen
(Related: Time, Pain, Trouble)

"It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: Men, Pain, Patience, Will)

"I paint with shapes."
- Alexander Calder
"Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed, chastise the rebel spirit surging in my veins, let the Law deal me penalties and pains And make me hideous in my neighbours' eyes."
- Ada Cambridge
(Related: Blind, Eyes, Justice, Law, Spirit)

"I actually started as a model builder and quickly progressed into production design, which made sense because I could draw and paint. But I kept watching that guy over there who was moving the actors around and setting up the shots."
- James Cameron
(Related: Design, Actors, Production, Sense)

"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Joy, Pain, Will)

"It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Painting)

"As soon as I can afford a studio space, I'll paint again."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Space)

"I hope to actually get back to painting someday... soon. I sort of transitioned into cartooning from painting."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Hope, Painting)

"I wanted to be a painter."
- Max Cannon
"I think you can feel the pain I've experienced in my music. It's something that a lot of people can relate to."
- Blu Cantrell
(Related: Music, People, Pain)

"Socialism is good when it comes to wages, but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions in life that are more private and painful, for which I must seek answers elsewhere."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Life, Answers, Nothing, Questions, Socialism, Wages)

"Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Music, Laws, Light, Painting, Perspective, Rules, Writing)

"There are only three sins - causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing."
- Roger Caras
(Related: Fear, Pain, Rest)

"The commerce of India does not grow, nor does that of Portugal, or of Turkey; that but that of the protected countries does increase, as has been shown in the case of Spain, and can now be shown in that of Germany."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Commerce, Countries, Germany, Now, Spain, Turkey)

"Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Genius, Infinite)

"In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?"
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Happiness, Order, Pain, Unhappiness)

"The men resent a woman getting any honour in what they consider is essentially their field. Men painters mostly despise women painters. So I have decided to stop squirming, to throw any honour in with Canada and women."
- Emily Carr
(Related: Men, Women, Canada, Woman)

"Be careful that you do not write or paint anything that is not your own, that you don't know in your own soul."
- Emily Carr
(Related: Soul)

"I don't care if people think I am an overactor, as long as they enjoy what I do. People who think that would call Van Gogh an overpainter."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: People, Care)

"I know this sounds strange, but as a kid, I was really shy. Painfully shy. The turning point was freshman year, when I was the biggest geek alive. No one, I mean no one, even talked to me."
- Jim Carrey
"My mother was a professional sick person; she took a lot of pain pills. There are many people like that. It's just how they are used to getting attention. I always remember she's the daughter of alcoholics who'd leave her alone at Christmas time."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Time, Mother, Daughter, People, Attention, Christmas, Pain)

"My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Life, Focus, Forget, Pain)

"If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Pain, Regret, Uncertainty)

"Paintings are like a beer, only beer tastes good and it's hard to stop drinking beer."
- Billy Carter
(Related: Beer, Drinking)

"Being in the studio is like painting, you know, you can really take your time, and try different things, and kind of go deep into it."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Time, Being, Deep, Painting)

"I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange."
- Nick Cave
(Related: Art, Work, Compliment, Reward, Writers)

"Years have passed since I have set foot in a comedy club. If the comic is doing badly it's painful, and if the comic is doing brilliantly, it's extremely painful."
- Dick Cavett
(Related: Comedy, Years)

"Truth is a pain which will not stop. And the truth of this world is to die. You must choose: either dying or lying. Personally, I have never been able to kill myself."
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Truth, Dying, Lying, Pain, Will, World)

"Jests that give pains are no jests."
- Miguel de Cervantes
"It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint."
- Aime Cesaire
(Related: Strength, Painting)

"With a painter's temperament, all that's needed are the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Expression, Public, Temperament)

"Painting is damned difficult - you always think you've got it, but you haven't."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Painting)

"Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nature, Painting, Sensations)

"The painter must enclose himself within his work; he must respond not with words, but with paintings."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Work, Words)

"There are two things in the painter, the eye and the mind; each of them should aid the other."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Eye, Mind)

"When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Art, God, Painting)

"I want to die painting."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Painting, Want)

"A thousand painters ought to be killed yearly. Say what you like: I'm every inch a painter."
- Paul Cezanne
"Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Art, Lies, Salvation)

"For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nature, Sensations)

"I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nothing, Years)

"I have sworn to die painting."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Painting)

"I paint as if I were Rothschild."
- Paul Cezanne
"I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Art, Friend, Painting)

"When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Art, God, Man, Painting)

"I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Marriage, Love, Soul, Theater, Will)

"Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Death, Life, Soul, Crime, Defeat, Pain, Struggle, Suffering, Tragedy, Violence)

"When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children. You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs always upon the cross of himself. And when you know that this is true of every man, woman and child on earth, you will be wiser."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Life, Children, Earth, Man, Pain, Will, Woman)

"Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death."
- Coco Chanel
(Related: Death, Guilt)

"I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast between the beauty of the past and the ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Beauty, Home, Contrast, Past, Ugliness)

"Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Laughter, Pain)

"To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!"
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Pain, Play)

"It's the change of rhythm which I think is what keeps me alive. In Spain I hear so much noise from my window that can't stand it. In Switzerland it's the lack of noise that drives me crazy."
- Geraldine Chaplin
(Related: Change, Spain)

"Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions."
- Pierre Charron
(Related: Pain, Pleasure)

"I don't believe in making pencil sketches and then painting landscape in your studio. You must be right under the sky."
- William Merritt Chase
(Related: Painting, Right, Sky)

"I think I'd like to be able to heal people's pain, whether it is hunger, loneliness or whatever."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: People, Hunger, Loneliness, Pain)

"Stock market corrections, although painful at the time, are actually a very healthy part of the whole mechanism, because there are always speculative excesses that develop, particularly during the long bull market."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Time)

"I think the idea that you can go this alone is - was a huge mistake. And unfortunately, there was a price paid in terms of suffering and pain for people in New Orleans."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Mistake, People, Idea, Pain, Suffering)

"White... is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black... God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: God, Absence)

"Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time."
- Chilon
(Related: Time, Gain, Loss, Pain)

"He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what - after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Gods, Painting, Pleasure, Possessions)

"Given my last position, that I was the first U.S attorney post 9/11 in New Jersey, I understand acutely the pain and sorrow and upset of the family members who lost loved ones that day at the hands of radical Muslim extremists. And their sensitivities and concerns have to be taken into account."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Family, Muslim, Day, First, Pain, Post, Radical, Sorrow)

"Little do such men know the toil, the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Rest)

"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Attention, Body, Criticism, May, Pain, State)

"I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Politics, War, Painting, Politicians, Writing)

"Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea."
- John Ciardi
(Related: Art, Idea, Girls)

"Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Religion, Catholicism, Punishment)

"Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Power, Habit, Fatigue, Pain, Wounds)

"All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Doubt, Pain, Will)

"The limit of every pain is an even greater pain."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Pain)

"Imaginary pains are by far the most real we suffer, since we feel a constant need for them and invent them because there is no way of doing without them."
- Emile M. Cioran
"This moment in time, on this tour, you know, I'm discovering a lot of new things. And to be 45 and doing that, it's a mixture of pleasure and pain, I can assure you."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Time, Pain, Pleasure)

"I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Change, Facts, Opposition, Party, Saying, Years)

"Collaboration is no longer painful - or precious."
- Vince Clarke
(Related: Collaboration)

"I don't know if it was the whole audience getting stoned out of their minds getting ready for the Floyd thing or what it was, but it was like playing to a painting."
- Les Claypool
(Related: Painting)

"Not only are Christians writing about Jesus, but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus."
- John Clayton
(Related: Writing)

"I like health-conscious cooking, but growing up in the South, I do love southern cooking; southern France, southern Italy, southern Spain. I love southern cooking."
- Clarence Clemons
(Related: Love, Health, Cooking, France, Growing up, Italy, Spain)

"There is no scientific discoverer, no poet, no painter, no musician, who will not tell you that he found ready made his discovery or poem or picture - that it came to him from outside, and that he did not consciously create it from within."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Discovery, Will)

"You know, the way art history is taught, often there's nothing that tells you why the painting is great. The description of a lousy painting and the description of a great painting will very much sound the same."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Art, History, Nothing, Painting, Sound, Will)

"Sometimes I really want to paint somebody and I don't get a photograph that I want to work from."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Work, Want)

"Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Experience, Life, Time, Painting, Space)

"I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made. I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have."
- Chuck Close
(Related: People, Artist, Decisions)

"I did some pastels and I did other pieces in which there was just basically one color per square, and then they would get bigger and I could get 2 or 3 colors into the square, and ultimately I just started making oil paintings."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Colors, Oil)

"I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Experience, Work, Thought)

"All the fingerprint paintings are done without a grid."
- Chuck Close
"Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Freedom, Pain, Pretty, Punk, Saying, Suffering, Want, World)

"I am told that the majority of Iraqis wanted Saddam removed from power, but they were unwilling and were incapable of doing the job themselves because they feared Saddam and knew the pain and torture he was capable of inflicting upon them."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Power, Job, Majority, Pain)

"As the books grew bigger and more ambitious, the situations in question sometimes became political ones, and so it became necessary to start painting in the social background on a scale which eventually became panoramic."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Books, Painting, Question)

"Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Suffering, Waiting)

"Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Fear, Ideas, Anxiety, Being, Confusion, Man, Pain, Question, Self, Woman)

"For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again."
- Paula Cole
(Related: Anger, Music, Compassion, Luck, Pain)

"Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Time)

"Many of the articles printed over the last few months have ended up painting a picture of me that is more than a little distorted."
- Phil Collins
(Related: Months, Painting)

"There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Wisdom, Beginning, Lovers, Pain, Rest)

"If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Imagination, Impression, Character, Man, Unity, Words)

"It's Frank's painting on the cover. We were originally going to use a Salvador Dali painting that we got permission from Salvador Dali to use, and Frank found this one, and it really did fit the music much more."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Music, Painting)

"I hate people who splash their own pain on covers, like the whole world should hear about them. Why are we all supposed to be interested in one individual's suffering?"
- Andrea Corr
(Related: People, Hate, Pain, Suffering, World)

"Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Life, Humor, Laughter)

"You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Humor, Laughter, Poverty)

"Then there is a still higher type of courage - the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Life, Courage, Enthusiasm, Day, Joy, Pain)

"I'm glad movies aren't going to please everybody, they can't. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don't equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Movies)

"Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Painting, Realism)

"Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Art, Painting)

"The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Death, Life, Men, Awareness, Feeling, Glory, Man, Pain, Tragedy)

"There is only one absinthe drinker, and that's the man who painted this idiotic picture."
- Thomas Couture
(Related: Man)

"Knowing how to paint and to use one's colors rightly has not any connection with originality. This originality consists in properly expressing your own impressions."
- Thomas Couture
(Related: Colors, Connection, Originality)

"Whether they run a record company or a grocery store, every boss will tell you you're in big trouble if you're borrowing more than you can ever afford to pay back. Delaying the pain for future generations is suicidal. We've got to start getting the deficit down right now, not next year."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Boss, Borrowing, Company, Future, Generations, Now, Pain, Right, Trouble, Will)

"I much prefer playing the bad guys. I think they are always the most interesting characters. I liken it to painting: if you're playing the good guy, you get three colors: red, white and blue. But if you're the bad guy, you get the whole palette."
- Ronny Cox
"But those audiences in Spain, they were just so stoned. I don't like playing to audiences like that because they just don't do anything. I'm up here with my band and we're working really hard and they are just stoned."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Audiences, Spain)

"To show the world what long experience gains, requires not courage, though it calls for pains; but at life's outset to inform mankind is a bold effort of a valiant mind."
- George Crabbe
(Related: Experience, Life, Courage, Effort, Mankind, Mind, World)

"Just having the pain of being alive without anything else, whether it's good or bad. There's a lot of serious songs on the record, you know. That song is just about feeling like a fish out of water, feeling like you don't belong on the planet sometimes."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Being, Feeling, Fish, Pain, Song, Songs, Water)

"I hate bumper stickers, you can't sum anything up. All you do is paint yourself in some caricaturist corner."
- David Cross
(Related: Hate)

"A mighty pain to love it is, and 'tis a pain that pain to miss; but of all the pains, the greatest pain is to love, but love in vain."
- Abraham Crowley
(Related: Love, Pain)

"I'm not religious. In Spain all 22 players make the sign of the cross before they enter the pitch. If it works all matches must therefore end in a draw."
- Johan Cruijff
(Related: End, Religious, Spain)

"I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist."
- Robert Crumb
(Related: Famous, Revenge, World)

"Repetition on things like that becomes quite painful. If you do a stunt sometimes it can look like a stunt."
- Marton Csokas
(Related: Repetition)

"It was during a cosmetic procedure that I first had painkillers."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: First)

"Painting is much more than therapy to me its a way of life."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Life, Painting, Therapy)

"But where there is no art show, I would still be painting."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Art, Painting)

"Now I'm a painter. That was another opportunity I was able to pursue, I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second career because of my success in the movies."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Movies, Success, Life, Opportunity, Career, Now, Painting)

"Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Opera, Song)

"It's such a human condition, whether you're a great track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors - someone knows who you are."
- Tony Curtis
"There are all sorts of reasons why I don't do much work in the theatre, the main one being that after two performances I feel I've given all I can. I hate repetition, I really do. It's like asking a painter to paint he same picture every day of his life."
- Peter Cushing
(Related: Life, Work, Being, Day, Hate, Repetition, Theatre)

"What annoyances are more painful than those of which we cannot complain?"
- Marquis De Custine
"Pain was something we were expected to endure. But I doubt very much if you would be entirely happy today if a doctor threw a towel in your face and jumped on you with a knife."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Doubt, Pain, Today)

"Every song is like a painting."
- Dick Dale
(Related: Painting, Song)

"I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait."
- Salvador Dali
"Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Painting, Personality)

"My love for the band is still there. It hasn't changed, maybe that's why it's so painful these days."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: Love)

"I'm sorry I didn't wear paint this morning. I tend not to wear it unless I'm getting highly paid."
- Tyne Daly
"When they call the slightest spending reductions 'painful', we will say 'If government spending prevents pain, why are we suffering so much of it?' And 'If you want to experience real pain, just stay on the track we are on.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Experience, Government, Pain, Suffering, Want, Will)

"On some level, now, we are joining the larger world and realizing that we are connected with people in these very scary ways, sometimes. What happened recently in Spain affects us here and brings questions up. It is too bad that people have to be shaken up in that way."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: People, Now, Questions, Spain, World)

"Words are made for a certain exactness of thought, as tears are for a certain degree of pain. What is least distinct cannot be named; what is clearest is unutterable."
- Rene Daumal
(Related: Thought, Pain, Tears, Words)

"I don't like painting flowers in my music. I like painting guts and pain."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: Music, Flowers, Pain, Painting)

"I still have an old painting the Colonel gave me. It was the first time the Colonel had been back to the Hilton since Elvis had passed away."
- Mac Davis
(Related: Time, First, Old, Painting)

"Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things."
- Edgar Degas
"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."
- Edgar Degas
(Related: Painting)

"In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false."
- Edgar Degas
(Related: Idea, Painting)

"But I've never considered myself any kind of heartthrob. It sounds painful."
- Gavin DeGraw
"Painting is by nature a luminous language."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Nature, Language, Painting)

"It is this research into pure painting that is the problem at the present moment. I do not know any painters in Paris who are really searching for this ideal world."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Painting, Paris, Present, Research, World)

"Nature engenders the science of painting."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Nature, Science, Painting)

"Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Light, Painting)

"A Catholic is raised with the idea that he will die any minute now and if he doesn't live his life in a certain way, this death is an introduction to an eternity of pain."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Death, Life, Idea, Eternity, Now, Pain, Will)

"Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains."
- Democritus
(Related: Moderation)

"I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Architecture, Painting)

"Remember that a painting - before it is a battle horse, a nude model, or some anecdote - is essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order."
- Maurice Denis
(Related: Battle, Order, Painting)

"All that is necessary to paint well is to be sincere."
- Maurice Denis
"Photography started as a means of getting reference material for my paintings of nature subjects."
- Nigel Dennis
(Related: Nature, Photography)

"So about twenty years ago I gave up on painting - and got into terrible debt after buying a load of camera gear!"
- Nigel Dennis
(Related: Buying, Debt, Painting, Years)

"The substance of painting is light."
- Andre Derain
(Related: Light, Painting)

"I love Spain. I go back two or three times a year usually to visit friends and ride horses."
- Bo Derek
(Related: Love, Friends, Horses, Spain, Visit)

"If we do not want to be pained by anybody we must not pain anybody; and how can man consider himself humane if he wants to live at the cost of others."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: Man, Pain, Want)

"I'm very interested to see how this new painting will go - I know I want it big and stark, and as I said, I follow the muse, and that's when it always works perfectly for me."
- Jackie DeShannon
(Related: Painting, Want, Will)

"The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Joy, Meeting, Nothing, Pain, Parting)

"There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Painting)

"A catcher must want to catch. He must make up his mind that it isn't the terrible job it is painted, and that he isn't going to say every day, 'Why, oh why with so many other positions in baseball did I take up this one.'"
- Bill Dickey
(Related: Baseball, Day, Job, Mind, Want)

"After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Feeling, Nerves, Pain)

"But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion. We're riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly, painfully sad and lonely."
- Janice Dickinson
(Related: Fashion, Lonely, Prison)

"When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Age, Music, Poetry, Excellence, Goodbye, Old, Painting, Superstition, Temperament)

"I, more or less, love camping out, so I dug it, but I didn't enjoy other people's pain."
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Love, People, Camping, Pain)

"The painter... does not fit the paints to the world. He most certainly does not fit the world to himself. He fits himself to the paint. The self is the servant who bears the paintbox and its inherited contents."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Self, World)

"This is a world in which reasons are made up because reality is too painful."
- Barry Diller
(Related: Reality, World)

"My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her left breast. Turned out to be a trick knee."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Mother, Pain)

"You know, if one paints someone's portrait, one should not know him if possible."
- Otto Dix
"All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time."
- Otto Dix
(Related: Art, Dreams, Time, Chaos, Effort, Order, Painting, Visions)

"Everybody thinks they know what art should be. But very few of them have the sense that is necessary to experience painting, that is the sense of sight, that sees colors and forms as living reality in the picture."
- Otto Dix
(Related: Art, Experience, Colors, Living, Painting, Reality, Sense, Sight)

"Not that painting would have been a release. The reason for doing it is the desire to create. I've got to do it! I've seen that, I can still remember it, I've got to paint it."
- Otto Dix
(Related: Desire, Painting, Reason)

"Interested listeners have only to hear the recording to find out if those guys, who go to such pains to undervalue my work, are right. All people have to do is listen to realize it is a beautiful record."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Work, People, Right)

"In the middle 1940s... I heard everyone live. Painting, the theater; everything was happening. It was an exciting time when New York was the place to be."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Time, Painting, Theater)

"If I had money, I would like to get an old building, have music performances, do lithographs, have shows of paintings, and do those things that I'm interested in doing."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Music, Money, Building, Old)

"My sister-in-law is a painter, and I'll say, how long did it take you to paint that painting. She'll say, It took me maybe three days, but it took me all my life to get the skills to paint that painting."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Life, Sister, Painting)

"If I kind of like a guy, then I'm a fantastic flirt. But with a guy I truly like, I get painfully shy."
- Shannen Doherty
"I then realized that I could never be satisfied again with the mere natural charm of my voice, that I had to constantly paint when singing, melting all the colors, expressing reds and blacks that had to be less primary but bursting with subtly colored combinations."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Charm, Colors, Singing, Voice)

"I was painting sets, working in editorial as an assistant, driving their trucks, lying that I knew how to drive a truck, and doing commercials and documentaries."
- Richard Donner
(Related: Driving, Lying, Painting)

"The natural response of the old-timers is to build a strong moral wall against the outside. This is where the world starts to be painted in black and white, saints inside, and sinners outside the wall."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Old, Saints, World)

"Elaine is just in pain. I think Elaine has become very, very sad woman. She is someone who is in deep need of many hours of analysis and I like to think that I'm not that type of person."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Deep, Pain, Woman)

"Anyone who has that weird volition to become an actor probably has a weird volition to do lots of other creative things - to write, to play music, to paint, to cook."
- Minnie Driver
(Related: Music, Actor, Play)

"Last year my boyfriend gave me a painting - a very personal one. I really prefer personal gifts or ones made by someone for me. Except diamonds. That's the exception to the rule."
- Minnie Driver
(Related: Boyfriend, Gifts, Painting)

"Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught."
- John Dryden
(Related: Time, Genius, Action, May)

"Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are."
- John Dryden
(Related: Love)

"The lesion is in the area of my brain that is responsible for motor function, so I have continual chronic pain in my left arm from elbow to fingertips and the right side of my body from my ear to my breast area."
- Karen Duffy
(Related: Body, Pain, Right)

"What I wish to show when I paint is the way I see things with my eyes and in my heart."
- Raoul Dufy
(Related: Heart, Eyes)

"So many dancers paint. I used to paint. I started again recently. While I was dancing, I was very busy with my career. Start something else that makes use of your creative ability because if you don't you will die inside as a person."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Ability, Career, Dancing, Will)

"Mourning Ruby is not a flat landscape: it is more like a box with pictures painted on every face. And each face is also a door which opens, I hope, to take the reader deep into the book."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Hope, Deep, Mourning)

"Everybody smokes! Models, actresses, everyone! Don't they realize that it's gross? I understand it's an addiction, but it still pains me to see my friends do it."
- Kirsten Dunst
(Related: Addiction, Friends)

"No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Power, Music, Alcohol, Being, Creation, Illusion, Man, Painting, Woman)

"My father suffered much and toiled painfully all his life, for he had no resources other than the proceeds of his trade from which to support himself and his wife and family."
- Albrecht Durer
(Related: Family, Life, Father, Wife, Support, Trade)

"And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art."
- Albrecht Durer
(Related: Art, Geometry, Painting, Principles, Right)

"It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins."
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Related: America, Cities, Spain, Workers)

"I did not use paint, I made myself up morally."
- Eleanora Duse
"Painting is really good fun, I have always enjoyed it. As long as I paint what I want with the freedom that I enjoy, I never tire."
- John Dyer
(Related: Freedom, Fun, Painting, Want)

"I want to paint big, bright, optimistic pictures of the place I love."
- John Dyer
(Related: Love, Want)

"My father is a well known artist, Ted Dyer, who has been painting for many years. Our work is very different, but growing up surrounded by paintings, paints, easels and art books does have an effect."
- John Dyer
(Related: Art, Work, Father, Artist, Books, Effect, Growing up, Painting, Years)

"The majority of my work is from life. I spend most fine days from May to October painting outside."
- John Dyer
(Related: Work, Life, Majority, May, October, Painting)

"The paintings by Van Gough and Chagall had a big influence on me."
- John Dyer
(Related: Influence)

"While I was at college studying design I decided to paint. I was also greatly inspired by the colours that I had seen on my travels in the Brazilian Rain forest."
- John Dyer
(Related: Design, College, Rain)

"I apply paint directly from the tube and with my fingers."
- John Dyer
"I decided to become a painter when my first four paintings where all published and attracted a great deal of interest. I exhibited one of them and it was sold."
- John Dyer
(Related: First, Interest)

"I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life. My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early age I have spent time painting and drawing."
- John Dyer
(Related: Age, Time, Life, Father, Artist, Artists, Painting)

"I have improved the way in which I paint. The colours are cleaner and there is more energy in the brush work."
- John Dyer
(Related: Work, Energy)

"I paint what I see, not what a camera would see."
- John Dyer
"I really enjoy squeezing out a big lump of paint directly onto the canvas and leaving it; fresh, immediate and sometimes shocking."
- John Dyer
"I still take photographs for my own use, personal studies. I do not feel that I can fully express my views through the medium and this is why I have moved towards painting."
- John Dyer
(Related: Painting)

"I've been trying to pick up painting but it's hard."
- George Eads
(Related: Painting, Trying)

"I did a film once that I was killed in. It was a painful, horrifying day. It was a wonderful day from the standpoint of acting, but I was a wreck otherwise."
- Leslie Easterbrook
(Related: Acting, Day, Film)

"Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Humor, Instinct, Pain)

"The musician writes for the orchestra what his inner voice sings to him; the painter rarely relies without disadvantage solely upon the images which his inner eye presents to him; nature gives him his forms, study governs his combinations of them."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Nature, Eye, Study, Voice)

"Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Solitude)

"I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Maturity, Solitude, Years, Youth)

"Language is much closer to film than painting is."
- Sergei Eisenstein
(Related: Film, Language, Painting)

"For example, in painting the form arises from abstract elements of line and color, while in cinema the material concreteness of the image within the frame presents - as an element - the greatest difficulty in manipulation."
- Sergei Eisenstein
(Related: Cinema, Difficulty, Example, Manipulation, Painting)

"Now why should the cinema follow the forms of theater and painting rather than the methodology of language, which allows wholly new concepts of ideas to arise from the combination of two concrete denotations of two concrete objects?"
- Sergei Eisenstein
(Related: Ideas, Cinema, Language, Now, Painting, Theater)

"In the last 1,000 years, the Arabs have translated as many books as Spain translates in just one year."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Books, Spain, Years)

"Especially while television I think is going through some growing pains or is in need of - I think current comedy is a bit, uh, not happening, you know?"
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Comedy, Television)

"We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything."
- George Eliot
(Related: Faith, Christ, Miracles, Prayer, Will)

"Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet."
- George Eliot
(Related: Death, Life, Music, Pain)

"Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course."
- George Eliot
(Related: People, Duty)

"But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope."
- George Eliot
(Related: Hope, Despair)

"Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Death, Life, Pain)

"It depends on where you put the paint, not how much you splash on."
- Julian Eltinge
"The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory."
- Ted W. Engstrom
(Related: Victory, Pain)

"At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Art, Music, Ambition, Beginning)

"It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death."
- Epictetus
(Related: Death, Fear, Pain)

"Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation."
- Max Ernst
(Related: Amusement, Discovery, Invention, Painting, Reality)

"Lets tell young people the best books are yet to written; the best painting, the best government the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
- John Erskine
(Related: Government, People, Books, Painting)

"In most places that are rich in guitar culture, everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa. In Japan there are string instruments played that way. It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: People, Culture, Guitar, Spain, states)

"Do not consider painful what is good for you."
- Euripides
"Whenever my body heals and the pain and all the swelling goes away is when I'll be ready."
- Patrick Ewing
(Related: Body, Pain)

"Researches tested a new form of medical marijuana that treats pain but doesn't get the user high, prompting patients who need medical marijuana to declare, "Thank you?""
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Medical, Pain)

"However painful it may be for me to accept this conclusion, I am obliged to state it: for the black man there is only one destiny. And it is white."
- Frantz Fanon
(Related: Destiny, Man, May, State)

"There is pain and sacrifice in everyone's world. That's why, when I was dancing, I had no pain."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Sacrifice, Dancing, Pain, World)

"Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Experience, Choice, Nothing, Pain)

"I want to give my compliments to Australia. Ever since your government paid a few million dollars for a Jackson Pollack painting, I figure that it must be a marvellous country."
- Morton Feldman
(Related: Government, Compliments, Country, Painting, Want)

"No, I didn't become disenchanted. I just couldn't paint like them."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
"The paintings may communicate even better because people are lazy and they can look at a painting with less effort than they can read a poem."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: People, Effort, May, Painting)

"I'm reading a book about Romaine Brooks, a wonderful painter from early in the last century."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Brooks, Reading)

"This was possible only by dint of extended periods of frequently quite painful reflection and digestion."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Reflection)

"A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out. I pretty much have had a normal childhood. Maybe it was too normal."
- Will Ferrell
(Related: People, Childhood, Comedy, Events, Pretty)

"But I don't write so much now, because they're too painful."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Now)

"But when I started writing songs, I stopped painting completely, and the only art things I do are connected to the career, like album sleeves and, to some extent, posters and things like that."
- Bryan Ferry
(Related: Art, Career, Painting, Songs, Writing)

"To those who do not love God, all things must work together immediately for pain and torment, until, by means of the tribulation, they are led to salvation at last."
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte
(Related: Love, Work, God, Pain, Salvation)

"There was no reality to pain when it left one, thought while it held one fast all other realities failed."
- Rachel Field
(Related: Thought, Pain, Reality)

"I do not think men have more talent. There are a great many women in the arts; novelists, painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far lower in the field of song writing."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Men, Women, Talent, Poets, Song, Writing)

"There was interest from clubs in Italy and England, I believe. But I've never been attracted by the way they play in Italy. Staying in Spain was always my preference."
- Luis Figo
(Related: England, Interest, Italy, Play, Spain)

"When I left Barcelona, staying in Spain was an important factor in my decision to join Madrid. I did not have to change country or learn a new language, adopt a different sort of lifestyle, and so on."
- Luis Figo
(Related: Change, Decision, Country, Language, Spain)

"Somehow, the painting soothed him. It verified his fears. But it also informed him that fear was wonderful."
- Timothy Findley
(Related: Fear, Painting)

"You're lucky I took me a vow of non-violence, or you'd be suffering some pain right now."
- Mike Fink
(Related: Now, Pain, Right, Suffering, Vow)

"It's a marvellous life, a gregarious life that we've had. We're very lucky in that way. Unlike writers or painters, we don't sit down in front of a blank canvas and say, 'How do I start? Where do I start?'"
- Albert Finney
(Related: Life, Writers)

"But, when I had this feeling and started painting sacred art, as I had this feeling to do, then it come to me: my problem is I'll get a lot of criticism and another problem is my work's not good enough to sell."
- Howard Finster
(Related: Art, Work, Criticism, Feeling, Painting)

"People whose understanding and taste in literature, painting, and music are beyond question are, for the most part, ignorant of what is good or bad art in the theater."
- Minnie Maddern Fiske
(Related: Art, Music, People, Literature, Painting, Question, Taste, Theater, Understanding)

"In classical oil painting, there seemed to be a radical turn to seeing things as the camera sees them, with that technological modification. I began to have a tremendous problem with all of this."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Oil, Painting, Radical)

"I was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned about so-called avant-garde music. Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting were well known at this time."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Time, Music, Painting)

"My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: Dancing, First, Girls, Guitar, Old, Trees)

"Coming out of college with a degree in fine arts and painting isn't worth much any more."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: College, Painting, Worth)

"I used to do this big rant at the end of some gigs with Ben Folds Five. The band broke into this big heavy metal thing and I started as a joke to scream in a heavy metal falsetto. I found myself saying things like: Feel my pain, I am white, feel my pain."
- Ben Folds
(Related: End, Pain, Saying)

"I don't know if we ever fully get over the pain of watching a child trying to find their way through a world that too often doesn't understand."
- Anne Ford
(Related: Pain, Trying, World)

"Sooner or later the arm goes bad. It has to... Sooner or later you have to start pitching in pain."
- Whitey Ford
(Related: Pain)

"I do house things. I paint. I do portraits. I also paint my house."
- Willa Ford
(Related: Portraits)

"I retired because I had a knee injury, my cartilage was wearing out, it was painful and I couldn't put in the four hours of practice each day that I needed to."
- Guy Forget
(Related: Day, Injury, Practice)

"Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: History, Appreciation, Hurt, Painting, Understanding)

"You develop a third eye where you kind of know where they are in a room at all times but no matter how vigilant you are as a parent, at some point, you'll look around a room and can't find them and there's a searing pain that goes through your body."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Body, Eye, Pain)

"Pain is temporary, film is forever."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Film, Pain)

"I needed an outlet in high school and came across painting. I've actually been painting longer than I've been acting. A movie is a collaborative effort, and with painting you just have yourself."
- James Franco
(Related: Acting, Effort, Painting, School)

"We would sift through every inch of what it was that worked, or if it didn't, and wonder what was effective in it, in terms of paint, the subject matter, the size, the drawing."
- Helen Frankenthaler
(Related: Wonder)

"I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: Change, History, Washington)

"People die because they find living too painful."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: People, Living)

"If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush."
- Dawn French
(Related: Painting)

"A painter's tastes must grow out of what so obsesses him in life that he never has to ask himself what it is suitable for him to do in art."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Art, Life)

"When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won't."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Body, Choice, Painting, Will)

"The picture is all he feels about it, all he thinks worth preserving of it, all he invests it with. If all the qualities which a painter took from the model for his picture were really taken, no person could be painted twice."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Worth)

"The paintings that really excite me have an erotic element or side to them irrespective of subject matter."
- Lucian Freud
"The painter's obsession with his subject is all that he needs to drive him to work."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Work, Needs, Obsession)

"The painter must give a completely free rein to any feeling or sensations he may have and reject nothing to which he is naturally drawn."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Feeling, May, Nothing, Sensations)

"The model should only serve the very private function for the painter of providing the starting point for his excitement."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Excitement)

"I am only interested in painting the actual person, in doing a painting of them, not in using them to some ulterior end of art. For me, to use someone doing something not native to them would be wrong."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Art, End, Painting, Wrong)

"As far as I am concerned the paint is the person. I want it to work for me just as flesh does."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Work, Want)

"Painting is sometimes like those recipes where you do all manner of elaborate things to a duck, and then end up putting it on one side and only using the skin."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: End, Painting, Skin)

"I paint people not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like, but how they happen to be."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: People)

"I want paint to work as flesh."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Work, Want)

"A painter must think of everything he sees as being there entirely for his own use and pleasure."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Being, Pleasure)

"Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Complaint, Pain, Pleasure, Reality)

"As I very much liked to draw and paint as a child, I entered a special art program in high school, which was very much like being in an art school imbedded in a regular high school curriculum."
- Jerome Isaac Friedman
(Related: Art, Being, Curriculum, School)

"The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Architecture, Government, Science, Civilization, Agriculture, Literature, Painting)

"If he sees nothing within, then he should stop painting what is in front of him."
- Caspar David Friedrich
(Related: Nothing, Painting)

"The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him, but also what he sees inside himself."
- Caspar David Friedrich
"Being a mother gives you an incredible feeling of empowerment, you think if I can go through such pain and that level of sleep and still operate and not be grumpy you can do anything. It can be quite scary, you can't function your brain, forget your vocabulary."
- Anna Friel
(Related: Mother, Being, Empowerment, Feeling, Forget, Pain, Sleep, Vocabulary)

"When you love someone so much that you are in pain when you are apart it ends up being destructive. I never want to be in that place again."
- Sadie Frost
(Related: Love, Being, Pain, Want)

"Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some."
- Robert Fulghum
(Related: Life, Work, Dance, Day, Play, Wonder)

"Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Business, Money, May)

"Bruce Willis. Pain in my ass, no problem about that. We just didn't get along. We got along off camera, but shooting we just didn't get along."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Pain)

"Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: People, Liberalism, Reason)

"The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Job, Thinking)

"I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I've done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful."
- Vincent Gallo
(Related: Ideas, Lonely, Satisfaction)

"Even though it has been very painful, lots of opportunities have come forward journalistically. Once all of this blows over, I think it might actually help that I have gotten this attention."
- Jeff Gannon
(Related: Attention, Help)

"As far as performance, the roar of the crowd, the smell of the greasepaint no I don't feel that."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Performance)

"After the desperate years of their own war, after six years of repression inside Spain and six years of horror in exile, these people remain intact in spirit. They are armed with a transcendent faith; they have never won, and yet they have never accepted defeat."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Faith, War, People, Defeat, Horror, Repression, Spain, Spirit, Years)

"Thousand got away to other countries; thousands returned to Spain tempted by false promises of kindness. By the tens of thousands, these Spaniards died of neglect in the concentration camps."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Countries, Kindness, Neglect, Promises, Spain)

"I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality... to protect myself."
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Reality)

"If only someone else could paint what I see, it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all."
- Alberto Giacometti
"I've tried doing so, for it was never my intention to paint only with gray. But in the course of my work I have eliminated one color after another, and what has remained is gray, gray, gray!"
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Work, Intention)

"I've been working at performing for five years now. I've been working in Australia and Spain and England. When I was only 15 or 16, 1 was performing in bars; I could have had legal problems, but it's also the only way to get to know what music is all about."
- Andy Gibb
(Related: Legal, Music, England, Now, Problems, Spain, Years)

"I'll never get used to living without Mo, but the painful things that surround what happened to him aren't so painful any more-not so raw or so new."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Living)

"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Pain, Understanding)

"Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Pain, Self)

"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Poetry, Joy, Pain, Wonder)

"Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Foolishness, Nothing, Pain, Sun)

"Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Faith, Brother, Doubt, Lonely, Pain)

"Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do, but I paint from reality. I put several things and ideas together, and perhaps, when I have finished, it could show the future."
- H. R. Giger
(Related: People, Ideas, Future, Reality, World)

"You know I was curious - I was interested in all kinds of mystery or deeper meanings in the paintings because I myself have not analyzed why they have turned out like this or like that."
- H. R. Giger
(Related: Mystery)

"We should not forget, no matter how we quantify it: 'Freedom is not free.' It is a painful lesson, but one from which we have learned in the past and one we should never forget."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Forget, Past)

"What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now."
- William Glasser
(Related: Nothing, Now, Past, Today)

"An artist can go paint, and a writer can go write, but an actor needs to get hired, needs somebody to say, 'Here, come and do this,' That's the hard part."
- John Glover
(Related: Actor, Artist, Needs, Writer)

"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Life, Soul)

"Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Faith, Duty, Opinion, Painting, Public, Public opinion)

"When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Religion, Stars, Word)

"It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Nature, Feeling, Language, Reality)

"I dream of painting and then I paint my dream."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Dream, Painting)

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Voice, Will)

"I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Experience, Nature, Dream, Clarity, Moments)

"I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Life, Power, God, Painting, Suffering)

"I didn't have any real art training, but when I was about twelve nad thirteen, another boy and I went to a sign painter's house every Friday night and took lessons."
- Rube Goldberg
(Related: Art, Night, Training)

"I don't think any of us can speak frankly about pain until we are no longer enduring it."
- Arthur Golden
(Related: Pain)

"Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something."
- William Goldman
(Related: Life, Selling, Pain)

"Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!"
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Nature, Romance, Colors, Taste)

"A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world."
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Related: Opinions, Painting, World)

"Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add."
- Nelson Goodman
(Related: Work, Achievement, Artist, Learning, Painting, School, Style)

"Last tour my bass rig was breaking down every other night. That was a pain. We would get on stage and Trey would count off the song, and I'd play the first note and nothing would be there. Those guys would just roll their eyes."
- Mike Gordon
(Related: Eyes, First, Night, Nothing, Pain, Play, Song)

"I paint because it hurts not to. Pain is in the word painting."
- Marta Gottfried
(Related: Pain, Painting, Word)

"But the Spain which emerged around 1960, beginning with its economic miracle, created by the invasion of tourists, can no longer result in impassioned dedication on the part of its intellectuals, and even less on the part of foreign intellectuals."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Beginning, Dedication, Intellectuals, Result, Spain, Tourists)

"And it is because a series of elements in Spanish life which operate today the same way as they did in the times of Blanco White made obvious my relationship with him, based on a similarity in Spain's condition."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Life, Obvious, Spain, Today)

"I hope to be a producer, a musician, a painter, a photographer - I'm going to push myself to do as many things as I can and see where it goes."
- Lucas Grabeel
(Related: Hope)

"So we just hope that all of these governors who are grappling will be able to provide the basic services to our citizens and not have to cut things that really are painful."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Hope, Will)

"But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Experience, People, Compassion)

"Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain."
- Anne Grant
(Related: Feeling, Grief, Loss, Pain)

"I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Architecture, Music, Poetry, Truth, Invention, Painting)

"I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols, a language with which to remark upon the qualities of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality."
- Morris Graves
(Related: Language, Reality)

"I paint to rest from the phenomena of the external world-to pronounce and to make notations of its essences with which to verify the inner eye."
- Morris Graves
(Related: Eye, Rest, World)

"I fantasize about going back to high school with the knowledge I have now. I would shine. I would have a good time, I would have a girlfriend. I think that's where a lot of my pain comes from. I think I never had any teenage years to go back to."
- Spalding Gray
(Related: Time, Knowledge, Girlfriend, Pain, School, Teenage, Years)

"Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Fear, Madness, Therapy, Wonder, Writing)

"As anyone who has been close to someone that has committed suicide knows, there is no other pain like that felt after the incident."
- Peter Greene
(Related: Pain, Suicide)

"Remembering is painful, it's difficult, but it can be inspiring and it can give wisdom."
- Paul Greengrass
(Related: Wisdom, Inspiring)

"Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Soul, Instinct, May, Pain, Spirit, Spiritual)

"The government has made $44 trillion in promises we can't afford to keep. We must get serious now about our long-term budgetary problems, recognizing that the sooner we act, the less painful the choices will be."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Government, Act, Choices, Now, Problems, Promises, Will)

"The do-it-yourself version of pensions is a flop, as many Americans have painfully learned."
- William Greider
(Related: Americans)

"I went to an art school in Brooklyn and painted Fine Art, if that's what you'd call it for eight years in New York, until I saw the first underground comics in the East Village Other."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Art, First, School, Years)

"In Spain there's the king - and then there's Antonio."
- Melanie Griffith
(Related: Spain)

"I always pet a dog with my left hand because if he bit me I'd still have my right hand to paint with."
- Juan Gris
(Related: Pet, Right)

"But boy, right away it is fun to play around with the Paintbox program."
- Red Grooms
(Related: Fun, Play, Right)

"Exhort all your household often that all those who serve you shall know to serve God and you, faithfully and painstakingly, and for the will of God to prefer in all things to do your will and pleasure in all things that are not against God."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: God, Pleasure, Will)

"Command those that govern your house before all you household that they keep careful watch that all your household, within and without, be faithful, painstaking, chaste, clean, honest and profitable."
- Robert Grosseteste
"Command that no one be received, or kept to be of your household indoors or without, if one has not reasonable belief of them that they are faithful, discreet, and painstaking in the office for which they are received, and withal honest and of good manners."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Belief, Manners, Office)

"The cult of individuality and personality, which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself, is really a business. The greater the 'genius' of the personage, the greater the profit."
- George Grosz
(Related: Business, Individuality, Personality, Poets, Profit)

"Does any art have a practical value? People love to talk about how expensive a painting is. That's the only way we can talk about paintings in this century."
- John Guare
(Related: Art, Love, People, Painting, Talk, Value)

"People go to see beautiful paintings to see how much they cost. Wow. The practical value is that it shows you what the human spirit can do."
- John Guare
(Related: People, Spirit, Value)

"Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see."
- Philip Guston
(Related: Illusion, Magic, Painting)

"I am a night painter, so when I come into the studio the next morning the delirium is over."
- Philip Guston
(Related: Night)

"In my experience a painting is not made with colors and paint at all. I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint?"
- Philip Guston
(Related: Experience, Colors, Desire, Painting)

"Painting and sculpture are very archaic forms. It's the only thing left in our industrial society where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands, but brains, imagination, heart maybe."
- Philip Guston
(Related: Society, Imagination, Heart, Painting, Sculpture)

"Painting seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again."
- Philip Guston
(Related: Painting)

"The painting is not on a surface, but on a plane which is imagined. It moves in a mind. It is not there physically at all. It is an illusion, a piece of magic, so that what you see is not what you see."
- Philip Guston
(Related: Illusion, Magic, Mind, Painting)

"I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint? It might be things, thoughts, a memory, sensations, which have nothing to do directly with painting itself. They can come from anything and anywhere."
- Philip Guston
(Related: Thoughts, Desire, Memory, Nothing, Painting, Sensations)

"To paint is a possessing rather than a picturing."
- Philip Guston
"Usually I am on a work for a long stretch, until a moment arrives when the air of the arbitrary vanishes, and the paint falls into positions that feel destined."
- Philip Guston
(Related: Work)

"Look at any inspired painting. It's like a gong sounding; it puts you in a state of reverberation."
- Philip Guston
(Related: Painting, State)

"Let's look at people as artists and try to support them; just because Picasso painted a couple of bad paintings, that's no reason to say he's a lousy painter."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: People, Artists, Reason, Support)

"All I wanted was to connect my moods with those of Paris. Beauty paints and when it painted most, I shot."
- Ernst Haas
(Related: Beauty, Moods, Paris)

"The scenarios of biological or chemical warfare painted in detail by the American media during the months after September 11 only betray the inability of the government to determine the magnitude of the danger."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Government, American, Danger, Detail, Media, Months)

"In some ways that fight gave me more respect around the world and helped me be even more popular because so many people felt my pain and saw that I was robbed."
- Marvin Hagler
(Related: People, Fight, Pain, Popular, Respect, World)

"Painting and writing are solitary arts."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Painting, Writing)

"We all know pain doesn't exist without some coexisting depression."
- Jerry Hall
(Related: Depression, Pain)

"I think everyone holds back. I am always censoring myself and I'm sorry about it. But I always have to consider whether my remarks might cause someone pain."
- John Hall
(Related: Cause, Pain)

"Because one of the benefits of getting older, I guess-there are very few benefits, really - most of them are a pain in the butt. People depend on me more; they believe in me more, they think I'm good."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: People, Benefits, Pain)

"I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It's a voice of pain and victory."
- Anthony Hamilton
(Related: Perseverance, Victory, Dedication, Now, Pain, Patience, Voice)

"I'm quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern - mankind."
- Chico Hamilton
(Related: Life, Music, Artists, Concern, Mankind, Medicine, Painting, Sculpture)

"None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry."
- Edith Hamilton
(Related: Poetry, Alchemy, Nothing, Pain, Tragedy)

"Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn."
- Robert Browning Hamilton
(Related: Infinite, Pain, Passion)

"If a servant strives to please his master and studies and takes pains to do it, I believe there are but few masters who would use such a servant cruelly."
- Jupiter Hammon
"Saving was slow and painful."
- William Christopher Handy
"A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas."
- G. H. Hardy
(Related: Ideas)

"A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas."
- Godfrey Harold Hardy
(Related: Ideas)

"There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Eye, Moods, Pain, Sound, Tongue)

"See, when I paint, it is an experience that, at its best, is transcending reality."
- Keith Haring
(Related: Experience, Reality)

"Red is one of the strongest colors, it's blood, it has a power with the eye. That's why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well... In fact I use red in all of my paintings."
- Keith Haring
(Related: Power, Blood, Colors, Eye, Fact)

"I think you have to control the materials to an extent, but it's important to let the materials have a kind of power for themselves; like the natural power of gravity, if you are painting on a wall, it makes the paint trickle and it drips; there is no reason to fight that."
- Keith Haring
(Related: Power, Control, Fight, Gravity, Painting, Reason)

"I'm painfully middle class."
- Valerie Harper
(Related: Class, Middle class)

"God comes to us in theater in the way we communicate with each other, whether it be a symphony orchestra, or a wonderful ballet, or a beautiful painting, or a play. It's a way of expressing our humanity."
- Julie Harris
(Related: God, Ballet, Humanity, Painting, Play, Theater)

"When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: May, Pain)

"The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil, but between the good and the lesser good."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: Evil)

"I think that technology has both introduced new sounds but also allowed an increasingly painterly approach to recording music as you can now paint over what you've done and more and more refine an existing performance."
- Jerry Harrison
(Related: Music, Technology, Performance, Now)

"Art, after all, is traditionally displayed against vacancies: paintings on dun walls, sculptures in empty spaces, music in quiet halls."
- John Hart
(Related: Music, Art, Quiet)

"Painters of paintings, writers of books, never could tell the half."
- Lorenz Hart
(Related: Books, Writers)

"Never a lip is curved with pain that can't be kissed into smiles again."
- Bret Harte
(Related: Pain, Smiles)

"In California in the early Spring, There are pale yellow mornings, when the mist burns slowly into day, The air stings like Autumn, clarifies like pain - Well, I have dreamed this coast myself."
- Robert Hass
(Related: Autumn, Day, Pain, Spring)

"My web site is so fresh. The paint is still wet, but stay tuned, because I have lots of personal things, specifically about what is happening day-to-day, that I will keep updating daily."
- David Hasselhoff
(Related: Day, Will)

"The next day I was put on paid leave from my new job at Louisiana State University. This is very painful to me, though once again I understand the circumstances in which my employers find themselves in light of these actions taken against me."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Actions, Circumstances, Day, Job, Light, State, University)

"Sunlight is painting."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Painting)

"There's a lot of pain in my heart because what I accomplished was second to none. I'm not losing any sleep, but I do pay attention every year at this time."
- Bob Hayes
(Related: Time, Heart, Attention, Losing, Pain, Sleep)

"Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Absence, Difficulty, Grace, Hesitation, Pain)

"The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Concern, Destruction, Pain)

"The humblest painter is a true scholar; and the best of scholars the scholar of nature."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Nature)

"The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Concern, Destruction, Pain)

"I wanted out of my pain and that silliness, but I wanted an easy out. That's before realizing that there is no easy out. Before accepting that you just have to do the work."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Work, Pain)

"Everybody needs a way out of that pain. Many people choose drugs and alcohol. Some people obsessively exercise or develop strange dietary habits, which is what I did. At least it got me toward a path of healthier living."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: People, Alcohol, Drugs, Exercise, Habits, Living, Needs, Pain)

"I believe that everybody comes from pain and a certain amount of dysfunction."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Pain)

"The colors I choose there was to paint the first hotel, the Disneyland Hotel. Because of the cloudy sky we had in Paris, it had to be a particular kind of color who will fight those grey days. And also something you can see when you're driving up 'There it is! We're arriving!'"
- John Hench
(Related: Colors, Driving, Fight, First, Paris, Sky, Will)

"I have wanted to be a fine artist painter, and I reached the point in art schools were I'd like to understand more about images and how images communicate information to people. And I was not getting very far in that from my professors."
- John Hench
(Related: Art, People, Artist, Information, Schools)

"Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Imagination, Science, Fiction, Key, Rest)

"So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish, that he did not only sigh but roar."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Pain)

"I decided that what I really wanted to do was go off and paint."
- Jim Henson
"My overall message for labor members is... that we understand that the benefits of trade are clear, but the disruption and the dislocation are painfully concentrated and we can't ignore them."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: Benefits, Labor, Trade)

"Every time I copy something, I can draw it for the rest of my life. But research is so painful - I mean just opening up a magazine looking for a picture of a car or looking out the window looking for a car is just hard!"
- Jaime Hernandez
(Related: Car, Time, Life, Research, Rest)

"The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing."
- Herodotus
(Related: Power, Man, Nothing, Pain)

"It's also very painful, because I feel, and I know, probably all women my age and older feel like we're better and have more to give and are more fun now."
- Barbara Hershey
(Related: Age, Women, Fun, Now)

"We just have to be crystal clear that if we were to abandon all the reforms made over some very painful years in the Labour party, we would be consigned back to opposition."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Opposition, Party, Years)

"Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye."
- Bill Hicks
(Related: Eye, Television)

"Well, I've been painting for years. I just started doing a lot more in the last couple."
- Robyn Hitchcock
(Related: Painting, Years)

"Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Sky)

"Yes, I did, I mean I painted er, in a kind of abstract expressionist way, because of course that was exciting."
- David Hockney
"Shadows sometimes people don't see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny."
- David Hockney
(Related: Art, People, Deals, Shadow, Shadows)

"My friends tend to be writers. I think writers and painters are really all the same-we just sit in our rooms."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Friends, Writers)

"When I finish a painting, it usually looks as surprising to me as to anyone else."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Painting)

"I hate painting."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Hate, Painting)

"I don't think you can lightly paint a picture. It's an activity I take very seriously."
- Howard Hodgkin
"I don't look at the work of my contemporaries very much; I tend to look at pictures by dead artists. It's much easier to get near their paintings."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Work, Artists)

"A painting is finished when the subject comes back, when what has caused the painting to be made comes back as an object."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Painting)

"I really feel like the gift is also the curse. It's always half-and-half. Whatever brings you the most joy will also probably bring you the most pain. Always a price to pay."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Joy, Pain, Will)

"For me as an American, the most painful aspect of this is that I believe that that administration has taken the events of 9/11 and has manipulated the grief of the country and I think that's reprehensible."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: American, Country, Events, Grief)

"Through a painting we can see the whole world."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Painting, World)

"Painters must speak through paint, not through words."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Words)

"My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Experience, Life, Nature, Light, Open, Painting)

"I have generally found that persons who had studied painting least were the best judges of it."
- William Hogarth
(Related: Judges, Painting)

"I paint a slice of life, whatever it is that day."
- Geoffrey Holder
(Related: Life, Day)

"We are too quick to put labels on things. It is my profession. I get up and paint. Everyone wants to put a label on it, but I am a free spirit, so I fight against that."
- Geoffrey Holder
(Related: Fight, Profession, Quick, Spirit)

"In America, the only truly popular art form is the movies. Most people consider painting a hobby and literature, schoolwork."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Art, Movies, People, America, Literature, Painting, Popular)

"If they were starting their careers today, Rockwell and Picasso would probably both be painting on black velvet."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Careers, Painting, Today)

"I thought I was learning about show business. The more painful it was, the more important I thought the experience must be. Hating it, I convinced myself it must be invaluable."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Experience, Business, Thought, Learning)

"Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Life, Painting)

"Frost is the greatest artist in our clime - he paints in nature and describes in rime."
- Thomas Hood
(Related: Nature, Artist)

"Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Happiness, Life, Love, Answers, Losing, Now, Pain)

"What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house."
- Edward Hopper
"Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Life, Nature, Painting, Will)

"The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art, but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Art, Painting)

"Maybe I am not very human - what I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house."
- Edward Hopper
"Well, I have a very simple method of painting."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Painting)

"My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Nature, Impression, Painting)

"I trust Winsor and Newton and I paint directly upon it."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Trust)

"If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Reason, Words)

"It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Funny, Business, Help, Oil)

"I believe that the great painters with their intellect as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Emotions, Force, Intellect)

"He tosses aside his paint-pots and his words a foot and a half long."
- Horace
(Related: Words)

"The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet."
- Horace
(Related: Power, Fancy)

"Imitation is the sincerest form of pain."
- Roy Horn
(Related: Imitation, Pain)

"I meditate a lot, but I am constantly in pain. I'm trying to live with this. You just have to accept it."
- Roy Horn
(Related: Pain, Trying)

"After I got over the terrible pain of having something of mine taken from me, I began to think how bad everybody else must be feeling. It wasn't a nice time."
- Lena Horne
(Related: Time, Feeling, Pain)

"The reason that I'm an actor, or an artist, is ultimately because I'm trying to paint a self-portrait, and the most complete and beautiful self-portrait that you can."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Actor, Artist, Reason, Self, Trying)

"You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time."
- Gordie Howe
(Related: Love, Time, Play)

"As to those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in God's path, give them, then, the tidings of a painful agony: on a day when these things shall be heated in hell-fire, and their foreheads, and their sides, and their backs shall be branded therewith."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: God, Day, Gold, Hell)

"When having my portrait painted I don't want justice, I want mercy."
- Billy Hughes
(Related: Justice, Mercy, Want)

"Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis are to the American novel."
- Robert Hughes
(Related: Sex, American, Painting, Psychoanalysis)

"Pain is as diverse as man. One suffers as one can."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Man, Pain)

"When you give an artist a canvas, you shouldn't tell him exactly how much paint to put on it, or exactly how sharp the images should be. You should let the artist get going."
- Reed Hundt
(Related: Artist)

"No, I do a bunch of things to entertain myself. I paint, I make music, I take photographs."
- Charlie Hunnam
(Related: Music)

"I wanted to be an artist. I was studying art. I wanted to be a great painter. When I went into the Navy, there wasn't much to draw at sea. So I began writing, and I began reading a lot."
- Evan Hunter
(Related: Art, Artist, Navy, Reading, Sea, Writing)

"Nudes are the greatest to paint. Everything you can find in a landscape or a still life or anything else is there: darkness and light, character dimension, texture. I painted heads too, of course."
- John Hurt
(Related: Life, Character, Darkness, Light)

"My parents felt that acting was far too insecure. Don't ask me what made them think that painting would be more secure."
- John Hurt
(Related: Acting, Painting, Parents)

"I am proud of the President's leadership. I am proud to support him in saying: Yes, we are going to do what is necessary now when it is less painful and less expensive."
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
(Related: Leadership, Now, President, Support)

"Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Importance, Laughter, Misery, Pain, Pleasure)

"Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Boredom, Freedom, Liberty, Pleasure, Symbol)

"Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them."
- Hypatia
(Related: Mind, Miracles, Myths, Pain, Tragedy, Years)

"You retire when you are sick and when you can't do it any more or when the public retires you. That's the most painful, because that's the one that leaves you wanting to accomplish more."
- Julio Iglesias
(Related: Public)

"When the painting is hanging on your wall for a long time, you don't notice it. You get tired of it, even if it's a Picasso. When the next generation inherits the painting, they sell it. I don't want to be sold."
- Julio Iglesias
(Related: Time, Painting, Want)

"The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, that is, which causes suffering but not sickness."
- Saint Ignatius
(Related: Causes, Pain, Sickness, Suffering)

"I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue, but I've done many."
- Robert Indiana
(Related: Protest)

"Many, many of my paintings have come from the first chapter of Moby Dick."
- Robert Indiana
(Related: First)

"Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees."
- Robert Indiana
(Related: Love, People, Painting, Trees)

"I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza."
- Robert Indiana
(Related: Peace, Being, Painting)

"I describe my works as books, but my publishers in Spain, in the United States, and elsewhere insist on calling them novels."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Books, Spain, states, United)

"And old affront will stir the heart Through years of rankling pain."
- Jean Ingelow
(Related: Heart, Old, Pain, Will, Years)

"No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa."
- Eugene Ionesco
(Related: Society, Death, Fear, Living, Pain, Sadness, Vice)

"When I was in art college, I would be painting, and I would create something on a canvas that was actually quite attractive. But if I got frightened and tried to protect that, that canvas would die."
- Michael Ironside
(Related: Art, College, Painting)

"How I longed to see these things; how I longed to see the Liberty Bell and walk on the streets where Thomas Jefferson, Tom Paine and Benjamin Franklin had walked."
- Burl Ives
(Related: Liberty)

"But all lost things are in the angels' keeping, Love; No past is dead for us, but only sleeping, Love; The years of Heaven with all earth's little pain Make Good Together there we can begin again, In babyhood."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Related: Love, Angels, Babyhood, Earth, Heaven, Pain, Past, Years)

"You dont have to hold on to the pain, to hold on to the memory."
- Janet Jackson
(Related: Memory, Pain)

"I realize now I didn't really want to die. I just wanted to stop the hurt and pain."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Hurt, Now, Pain, Want)

"Black people were very angry with me for writing the book. A lot of people didn't believe me, or didn't want to believe me, and that used to really bother me. It was a very painful and difficult time."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Time, People, Want, Writing)

"I can't say it's not painful being estranged from most of my family. I wish it could be otherwise."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Family, Being)

"The only way I'm going to win a Gold Glove is with a can of spray paint."
- Reggie Jackson
(Related: Gold)

"He was living in an age much more dangerous, more painful, much more on the edge than our own particular age."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Age, Living)

"With a painter or a sculptor, one cannot begin to alter his works, but an architect has to put up with anything, because he makes utility objects - the building is there to be used, and times change."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Change, Building)

"When I travel, I draw and paint sketches which is great fun. And as long as you are fully aware that it has nothing to do with actual art, I think that's all right."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Art, Travel, Fun, Nothing, Right)

"The pain comes from knowing that we have never been safe, and therefore will never be safe again. It comes from knowing we can never be so ignorant again. It comes from knowing we can never be children again. Losing innocence. Remembering heaven. That was the essence of hell."
- John Jakes
(Related: Children, Heaven, Hell, Innocence, Losing, Pain, Will)

"I never thought we'd catch him, and when I saw he was ready to drop I felt sorry for him. I wanted to show it's not true I'm trying to win it all. My goal is the Tour of Spain."
- Laurent Jalabert
(Related: Thought, Goal, Spain, Trying)

"Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls away like dry husks from the mind, whilst moral discords and nervous horrors sear the soul."
- Alice James
(Related: Soul, Mind, Pain)

"Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away."
- Derek Jarman
(Related: Pain)

"You know, face painting in non-Western cultures is a sign of collectivism, is a sign of one representing the community, it's not unique at all."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Community, Painting)

"He is strong and pain is worse to the strong, incapacity is worse."
- Robinson Jeffers
(Related: Pain)

"I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Men, Ambition, Office)

"How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Pain)

"Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Happiness, Being, Body, Mind)

"Artist - musicians, painters, writers, poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Life, Perception, Artist, Musicians, Poets, Popular, Writers)

"Sometimes I see it and then paint it. Other times I paint it and then see it. Both are impure situations, and I prefer neither."
- Jasper Johns
"Most of the power of painting comes through the manipulation of space... but I don't understand that."
- Jasper Johns
(Related: Power, Manipulation, Painting, Space)

"I think a painting should include more experience than simply intended statement."
- Jasper Johns
(Related: Experience, Painting)

"I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world. I don't think that's a painter's business. He just paints paintings without a conscious reason."
- Jasper Johns
(Related: Business, Ideas, Reason, World)

"It's odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully share the hell of someone close to you."
- Lady Bird Johnson
(Related: Hell, Pain)

"We are all victims because of the circumstances, but I'm not sure what to say to any one who has lost a loved one. I know the feeling myself, and words just don't do much to ease the pain."
- Lonnie Earl Johnson
(Related: Circumstances, Feeling, Pain, Victims, Words)

"When the Negro cries with pain from his deep hurt and lays his petition for elemental justice before the nation, he is calling upon the American people to kindle about that crucible of race relationships the fires of American faith."
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
(Related: Faith, People, American, Deep, Hurt, Justice, Nation, Pain, Race, Relationships)

"There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Gratitude, Inferiority, Benefits, Obligation, Pain, Pleasure, Revenge)

"I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: World)

"A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Time, Haste, Man, Pain, Value, Will)

"If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?"
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Pain, Pleasure)

"Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from over mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Life, Key, Mistakes, Pain, Right, Suffering, Windows)

"Painting does what we cannot do - it brings a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional plane."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Painting, World)

"Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Church, America, Country, Hollywood, Italy, Spain)

"I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought."
- Janis Joplin
(Related: Thought, Artist, Want)

"Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Children)

"The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Delight, Mind, Pain)

"The older painting - well, it does have an effect all at once, I suppose, but it's of a lesser intensity than a lot of the American work in the last ten or fifteen years."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Work, American, Effect, Painting, Years)

"Well, I don't think anyone now would say that they're painting the state of the culture of America. I think that's too grand and pompous a thing for anybody to claim."
- Donald Judd
(Related: America, Culture, Now, Painting, State)

"Well, I am not interested in the kind of expression that you have when you paint a painting with brush strokes. It's all right, but it's already done and I want to do something new."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Expression, Painting, Right, Want)

"There is no coming to consciousness without pain."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Consciousness, Pain)

"The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration."
- Frida Kahlo
(Related: Consideration)

"Painting completed my life."
- Frida Kahlo
(Related: Life, Painting)

"I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality."
- Frida Kahlo
(Related: Dreams, Reality)

"I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration."
- Frida Kahlo
(Related: Consideration, Reality)

"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best."
- Frida Kahlo
(Related: Self)

"My painting carries with it the message of pain."
- Frida Kahlo
(Related: Pain, Painting)

"I am planning a one-man art show of original Batman oil paintings that I will show in New York City."
- Bob Kane
(Related: Art, Oil, Planning, Will)

"I also paint, draw and I'm into film and photography as well, and the same thing applies to all of them. You're presenting this material to the general public and hoping that they're going to 'get' what you're doing. Some don't, some do."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Film, Photography, Public)

"If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent, those funds are well spent."
- Carl Karcher
(Related: Money, Pain)

"The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Artist, Man, Sensibility, Suffering, Understanding)

"Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it."
- Danny Kaye
(Related: Life)

"Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?"
- John Keats
(Related: Intelligence, Soul, School, World)

"Other women looked on me as a rival. And it pained me a great deal."
- Grace Kelly
(Related: Women)

"I don't understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting."
- Jackie Kennedy
(Related: Money, Painting, Will)

"That's why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness."
- Corita Kent
(Related: Music, People)

"A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it."
- Corita Kent
(Related: Harmony, Painting, Rest, Symbol, Universe, World)

"All gardening is landscape painting."
- William Kent
(Related: Gardening, Painting)

"A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world."
- Jack Kerouac
(Related: Time, Heart, Direction, Pain, World)

"My hobbies are painting, crafts, and I like golfing."
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Hobbies, Painting)

"Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Effect, Pain, Punishment, Shame)

"When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Imagination)

"I also had this artist friend who'd paint butterflies and things like that on my head."
- Persis Khambatta
(Related: Friend, Artist, Butterflies)

"Sometimes life's so much cooler when you just don't know any better and all the painful lessons have not hammered your head open yet."
- Anthony Kiedis
(Related: Life, Open)

"Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown, if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one."
- Krzysztof Kieslowski
(Related: Feeling, Worth)

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Dignity, Excellence, Humanity, Importance, Labor)

"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Men, People, Answers, Nothing, Quest, Thinking)

"Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Evil, Pain)

"Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Truth, Heart, Pain)

"I'm working on a snow scene right now, and it's summer. It's hot, and I will get chilly. I'll have to turn on the heat. My wife walks in, and it's 95 degrees in the studio. I know it's nutty, but it's a projection you have where you step into the painting."
- Thomas Kinkade
(Related: Wife, Now, Painting, Right, Snow, Summer, Will)

"It is easy to have a lot of paintings or projects hanging around that are 'almost done.'"
- Thomas Kinkade
(Related: Projects)

"The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business."
- Thomas Kinkade
(Related: Business, Imagination, Opportunity, Challenge, Lies, Painting)

"You don't need a framework. You need a painting, not a frame."
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: Painting)

"A painter paints the appearance of things, not their objective correctness, in fact he creates new appearances of things."
- Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
(Related: Appearance, Fact)

"Jewelry, to me, is a pain in the derriere, because you have to be watching it all the time."
- Eartha Kitt
(Related: Time, Pain)

"The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Art, Life, Expression)

"The painter should not paint what he sees, but what will be seen."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Will)

"Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Meaning, Will)

"Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Pain, Space)

"Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might be beneficial."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Goal, Audiences, Events, Feeling, Help, Laughter, Pain)

"If the weather is good I go into the nearby wood - there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun) with a few conifers mixed in. This takes until 8 'o clock."
- Gustav Klimt
(Related: Painting, Weather, Wood)

"There is nothing that special to see when looking at me. I'm a painter who paints day in day out, from morning till evening - figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits."
- Gustav Klimt
(Related: Day, Evening, Nothing, Portraits)

"After tea it's back to painting - a large poplar at dusk with a gathering storm. From time to time instead of this evening painting session I go bowling in one of the neighbouring villages, but not very often."
- Gustav Klimt
(Related: Time, Evening, Painting, Tea)

"I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I'm not certain of whether it's true."
- Gustav Klimt
(Related: People)

"Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session and instead study my Japanese books in the open."
- Gustav Klimt
(Related: Books, Open, Painting, Study)

"If you're a painter, you're not alone. There's no way to be alone."
- Franz Kline
"The final test of a painting, theirs, mine, any other, is: does the painter's emotions come across?"
- Franz Kline
(Related: Emotions, Painting)

"I love painting."
- Heidi Klum
(Related: Love, Painting)

"Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks."
- Edward Koch
(Related: Art, Poetry, People, Deals)

"I love painting and music, of course. I don't know nearly as much about them as I know about poetry. I've certainly been influenced by fiction. I was overwhelmed by War and Peace when I read it, and I didn't read it until I was in my late 20s."
- Kenneth Koch
(Related: Love, Peace, War, Music, Poetry, Fiction, Painting)

"I was excited by what my painter friends were doing, and they seemed to be interested in our poetry too, and that was a wonderful little, fizzy sort of world."
- Kenneth Koch
(Related: Poetry, Friends, World)

"I was influenced by surrealist poetry and painting as were thousands of other people, and it seems to me to have become a part of the way I write, but it's not."
- Kenneth Koch
(Related: Poetry, People, Painting)

"The pains felt by Asian countries are our own pains. Disaster in Asia is nothing but ours as well."
- Junichiro Koizumi
(Related: Countries, Disaster, Nothing)

"I don't paint to live, I live to paint."
- Willem de Kooning
"An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will."
- Willem de Kooning
(Related: Artist, Free will)

"Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Love, Pain, Pleasure, Writing)

"I can't explain why one wants to pass a particular sort of pain onto other people, but you do."
- Alexis Korner
(Related: People, Pain)

"No painting can tell the truth of a single instant; no snapshot can do anything else."
- John A. Kouwenhoven
(Related: Truth, Painting)

"At that time, I had recently finished a book called Amazing Grace, which many people tell me is a very painful book to read. Well, if it was painful to read, it was also painful to write. I had pains in my chest for two years while I was writing that book."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Time, People, Grace, Writing, Years)

"But, then again, I had to stop because there was too much pain or too much trouble. After I retired I still had one more elbow surgery just to be able to do normal things."
- Richard Krajicek
(Related: Pain, Trouble)

"Every top player has his own style, just as every painter has his own personal signature."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Style)

"Painting... in which the inner and the outer man are inseparable, transcends technique, transcends subject and moves into the realm of the inevitable."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Man, Painting)

"You were told how much space so it was a matter of whether you could send in two paintings or three paintings, you know, pending where the show was being held. You did submit work to be accepted. Once you were accepted that was it. You did your own selection of what went in."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Work, Being, Space)

"Well, let's say we acknowledged the School of French Painting - the Paris School of painting as the leading force and vitality of the time. I think that was understood and felt and experienced."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Time, Force, Leading, Painting, Paris, School, Vitality)

"People were very affected by the war. But it didn't mean you stopped painting unless you were called into the Army; then you just couldn't paint. But otherwise one continued."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: War, People, Army, Painting)

"My own image of my work is that I no sooner settle into something than a break occurs. These breaks are always painful and depressing but despite them I see that there's a consistency that holds out, but is hard to define."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Work, Consistency)

"It's like a dream to come to Spain and stay for a couple of years and get somebody to teach me Spanish music."
- Lenny Kravitz
(Related: Music, Dream, Spain, Years)

"You buy any book on color theory today, and it's just complete poppycock. Everybody comes out of school painting pink, purple and green. The whole damn cartoon industry has pink purple and green on their mind."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Mind, Painting, School, Theory, Today)

"I influenced the BG style by not being able to draw perspective. The BG artists developed cool graphic painting styles to make my bad backgrounds look like they were that way on purpose."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Purpose, Artists, Being, Painting, Perspective, Style)

"For a sensation to be felt as pain is for it to be pain."
- Saul Kripke
(Related: Pain)

"The end is the beginning of all things, Suppressed and hidden, Awaiting to be released through the rhythm Of pain and pleasure."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Beginning, End, Pain, Pleasure)

"As a painter you're responsible yourself, 100 percent. In film, you have the editor, the director, the other actors. It has the advantage of not being solitary."
- Sylvia Kristel
(Related: Actors, Being, Film)

"I still have agents in France, Los Angeles and Amsterdam who call and suggest parts. I'd love to keep on doing both painting and acting until the end of my days."
- Sylvia Kristel
(Related: Love, Acting, End, France, Painting)

"Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Love, Strength, Body, Dying, Silence, Will, Words)

"As I said before, a big part of my strategy says - and the management team I think is in agreement with this - we don't have to be out there with a lot of noise all the time. What we need to do is paint a vision for customers, promise them deliverables, and go hit at it."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Time, Strategy, Management, Vision, Agreement, Promise)

"There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Imagination, Compassion, Nothing, Pain)

"I am heartbroken that this movie would cause anyone pain. It should be a source of joy. The story is a metaphor about how we try to stay in our own little bubbles, we don't let life in, we don't take the journey."
- Swoosie Kurtz
(Related: Life, Cause, Journey, Joy, Metaphor, Pain)

"No single achievement in science is possible without the painstaking work of the many hundreds who have built the foundation on which all new work is based."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Science, Work, Achievement)

"We know enough to stand here in truth - facing pain, cry and suffering of those who were murdered here. Face to face with the victims' families who are here today. Before the judgment of our own conscience."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Truth, Conscience, Judgment, Pain, Suffering, Today, Victims)

"I wanted to make these people real, not like they were in a painting. Like these are people who don't know they're in a period movie. Those concerns are incredibly immediate."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: People, Painting)

"There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Life, Pain, Trying)

"A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Friend, Company, Painting)

"Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Life, Pain)

"Barcelona are my favourite team in Spain, let's put it that way."
- Frank Lampard
(Related: Spain)

"Everything that has happened to me is of value to me. As painful as certain things are, and have been, and were, there's a use for those things in my life and in my work."
- Martin Landau
(Related: Life, Work, Value)

"If people only knew as much about painting as I do, they would never buy my pictures."
- Edwin Landseer
(Related: People, Painting)

"Successful model? That's a myth. The year I modeled was the most painful year of my life. Editors would always talk to you in the third person as though you were merely a piece of merchandise."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Life, Successful, Editors, Myth, Talk)

"It's interesting to fantasize having a man sink his teeth into your neck for sustenance, knowing that it isn't going to be terribly painful but rather very exciting."
- Frank Langella
(Related: Man)

"Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Sympathy, Pain)

"The left no longer stands for common sense, as it did in the days of Tom Paine."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Common sense)

"Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses? Girls are so much prettier."
- Marie Laurencin
(Related: Beer, Fish, Girls)

"It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion."
- Yves Saint Laurent
(Related: Fashion, Woman)

"Nobody taught Picasso how to paint - he learned for himself. And nobody can teach you to be a producer. You can learn the mechanics, but you can't learn what's right about a script or a director or an actor. That comes from instinct and intuition. It comes from inside you."
- Dino De Laurentiis
(Related: Actor, Instinct, Intuition, Right)

"My mother gave me singing lessons; that was totally painful, because I couldn't do what she wanted to hear. She used to say: there's more there, there's more voice but I just didn't want to give it to her."
- Linda Lavin
(Related: Mother, Singing, Voice, Want)

"A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together, adding to it, shaping it; and one's religion is never complete and final, it seems, but must always be undergoing modification."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Religion, Man)

"Nothing's sacred anymore. Those girls and I got so close. They were painting me naked every day for months. It was kind of like going to a really bizarre sleepover. It's what you guys imagine we do: One naked girl and seven pairs of hands all over her."
- Jennifer Lawrence
(Related: Bizarre, Day, Girls, Months, Nothing, Painting)

"Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity."
- Frank Leahy
(Related: Egotism, Pain, Stupidity)

"There is tragic evidence to show that the paintings at the French prehistoric art sites are deteriorating."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Art)

"No amounts of stone and bone could yield the kinds of information that the paintings gave so freely."
- Mary Leakey
(Related: Information, Yield)

"Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: People, Ability, Effort, Feeling, Will)

"When I have a full schedule like that, I don't see myself sitting there for a couple of months, doing the research, going through a painful process, it's just not my thing anymore."
- Ang Lee
(Related: Months, Research)

"A personal offense is like a scratch on a phonograph record. I couldn't move my thoughts beyond my pain. It kept repeating, as if I were stuck within its grooves. There was only one way to play beyond it. I had to forgive them, so my heart could take its form again."
- Laurel Lee
(Related: Heart, Thoughts, Pain, Play)

"What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry."
- Laurie Lee
(Related: Life, Poetry, Country, Eyes, Flowers, Names, Open, Teaching)

"This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting."
- Fernand Leger
(Related: Truth, Painting, Understanding, Validity)

"I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain."
- Carol Leifer
(Related: Pain)

"I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work: human creation is never perfect."
- Madeleine L'Engle
(Related: Art, Creation, Fact)

"God is a concept by which we measure our pain."
- John Lennon
(Related: God, Measure, Pain)

"I'm a much nicer person since my wife died. I found out what pain is, so on that level I'm much nicer."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Wife, Pain)

"In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold."
- John Leonard
(Related: Boldness, Memory, Mind, Night, Pain, Shame)

"Pain is pain, joy is joy - you can't avoid bringing pieces of yourself into a role."
- Joshua Leonard
(Related: Joy, Pain)

"I was painfully initiated into boxing, because the guys I fought were a lot bigger than me."
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Related: Boxing)

"The one thing I think you must do is, as painful as it is as a parent, is listen."
- Tea Leoni
"Would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way from the eye through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost!"
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
(Related: Eye)

"I don't paint anymore. I haven't since I abandoned it at 19, in order to begin writing seriously."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: Order, Writing)

"What has happened to architecture since the second world war that the only passers-by who can contemplate it without pain are those equipped with a white stick and a dog?"
- Bernard Levin
(Related: Architecture, War, Pain, World, World war)

"Before that I wanted to be a magazine illustrator - I probably would have painted Gothic scenes."
- Ira Levin
"Now painting is different. It's something recollected in tranquility."
- Jack Levine
(Related: Now, Painting, Tranquility)

"I wish there was a painter who could paint as well as Ted Williams could hit."
- Jack Levine
"When I was onstage doing the work, adrenaline killed the pain because I never hurt in front of an audience."
- Jerry Lewis
(Related: Work, Hurt, Pain)

"If the world would only build temples to Machinery in the abstract then everything would be perfect. The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do, and could, in complete peace and suitably honored, pursue their trade without further trouble."
- Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Peace, Trade, Trouble, World)

"Yes, you know sometimes, we started out thinking out how strange our painting was next to normal painting, which was anything expressionist. You forget that this has been thirty five years now and people don't look at it as if it were some kind of oddity."
- Roy Lichtenstein
(Related: People, Forget, Now, Painting, Thinking, Years)

"Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself."
- Roy Lichtenstein
(Related: Art, Painting, World)

"Picasso's always been such a huge influence that I thought when I started the cartoon paintings that I was getting away from Picasso, and even my cartoons of Picasso were done almost to rid myself of his influence."
- Roy Lichtenstein
(Related: Thought, Cartoons, Influence)

"I think that most people think painters are kind of ridiculous, you know?"
- Roy Lichtenstein
(Related: People)

"I kind of do the drawing with the painting in mind, but it's very hard to guess at a size or a color and all the colors around it and what it will really look like."
- Roy Lichtenstein
(Related: Colors, Mind, Painting, Will)

"But when I worked on a painting I would do it from a drawing but I would put certain things I was fairly sure I wanted in the painting, and then collage on the painting with printed dots or painted paper or something before I really committed it."
- Roy Lichtenstein
(Related: Painting)

"Well, if they will not march with Paine, they shall march under him."
- James Lick
(Related: March, Will)

"My grandfather was not a musician but he was an artist - a painter, a decorative painter."
- Gyorgy Ligeti
(Related: Artist)

"I don't have to lay on the couch and see a therapist because my therapist is in my paint brushes."
- Abbey Lincoln
"Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Politics, Limitations, Present, World)

"I shall give you hunger, and pain, and sleepless nights. Also beauty, and satisfactions known to few, and glimpses of the heavenly life. None of these you shall have continually, and of their coming and going you shall not be foretold."
- Howard Lindsay
(Related: Beauty, Life, Hunger, Pain)

"Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint."
- Richard Linklater
"The pain was considerable, but trivial compared with my mental state."
- Harold Lloyd
(Related: Pain, State)

"Whatever may be said as to our relations to some other countries, I think the relations of this country to Spain offer no ties of gratitude or of blood."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Gratitude, Blood, Countries, Country, May, Spain)

"We should never suffer Cuba to pass from the hands of Spain to any other European power."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Power, Spain)

"They who go Feel not the pain of parting; it is they Who stay behind that suffer."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Pain, Parting)

"People assume I'm out there having this great life, but money doesn't erase the pain. When you're young you barrel through life, making choices without thinking of repercussions. A few years down the line, you wake up in a certain place and wonder how the hell you got there."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Money, Life, People, Choices, Hell, Pain, Thinking, Wonder, Years)

"In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world."
- Federico Garcia Lorca
(Related: Country, Spain, World)

"I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now."
- Sophia Loren
(Related: People, Memories, Now, Past)

"Painting and music were the only things I worked at industriously and faithfully."
- Pierre Loti
(Related: Music, Painting)

"Long for me as I for you, forgetting, what will be inevitable, the long black aftermath of pain."
- Malcolm Lowry
(Related: Pain, Will)

"I have spent much of my adult life flinching with pain as I tried to pull out the threads that bound the shadows of my past to me."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Life, Pain, Past, Shadows)

"There are no shortcuts to victory. We must commit ourselves to the slow, painstaking work of foreign policy day by day and year by year."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Work, Policy, Victory, Day, Foreign policy)

"The language of America changed with the election of Bill Clinton, because with all due respect to my friends on the Republican side, Bill Clinton is the best communicator of the last 50 years. He felt your pain."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: America, Friends, Language, Pain, Republican, Respect, Years)

"There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That's not what the American people want to hear."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Anger, People, American, Communication, Disappointment, Pain, Party, Practice, Regret, Republican, Sorrow, Suffering, Want)

"I like to draw and paint. It is a river to me."
- John Lurie
"I play music, I paint - these things come from your depths."
- John Lurie
(Related: Music, Play)

"Learning lines is on my mind until I do know them. I'll read the paper or paint the house to keep from starting to memorize. I've never found an easy way."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Learning, Mind)

"Jerry Weintraub, the producer, might be a pain in the ass, but he really knows how to treat his actors."
- Bernie Mac
(Related: Actors, Pain)

"The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Pain, Pleasure)

"The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators."
- Thomas Macaulay
(Related: Pain, Pleasure)

"But I hang on to books. I love them. I even think they're very nice decor in a room - far better than paintings... That's not quite true!"
- Norman MacCaig
(Related: Love, Books)

"Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship. Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty."
- Alice Foote MacDougall
(Related: Food, Life, Hardship, Pain, Poverty, Privacy, Spiritual)

"Ordinarily pleasure and pain are regarded as different from sensations."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Pain, Pleasure, Sensations)

"It is with pain that I read of the dire effects of my book upon the minds of young girls."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Girls, Pain)

"The processes of teaching the child that everything cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both to him and to his teacher."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: Teaching)

"All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Animals, Nothing)

"My painting is visible images which conceal nothing... they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question 'What does that mean'? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable."
- Rene Magritte
(Related: Mystery, Nothing, Painting, Question)

"Life obliges me to do something, so I paint."
- Rene Magritte
(Related: Life)

"When you want to make it clear to the rest of the world that you are not an imperialist, the best countries to have with you are Britain and Spain."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Countries, Rest, Spain, Want, World)

"At my age, you need to verify that everything is fine. I put a lot of pressure on my body, and I feel sometimes pain in my back and in my knees, so I have to be sure that I can keep on training hard before going on."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Age, Body, Pain, Pressure, Training)

"All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice."
- Joseph De Maistre
(Related: Love, Justice, Pain, Punishment)

"If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things; a painting and a photograph."
- Janet Malcolm
(Related: Painting)

"I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Love, People, Angels, Evil, Hate, Pain, Pleasure, Want)

"Painting is the aesthetic side of the object but it has never been original, has never been its own goal."
- Kazimir Malevich
(Related: Goal, Painting)

"Painters were also attorneys, happy storytellers of anecdote, psychologists, botanists, zoologists, archaeologists, engineers, but there were no creative painters."
- Kazimir Malevich
"Many times I asked myself, 'Who is a painter in your own eyes?'"
- Peter Malkin
(Related: Eyes)

"Writing and Painting are the same for me."
- Peter Malkin
(Related: Painting, Writing)

"You can't work in the movies. Movies are all about lighting. Very few filmmakers will concentrate on the story. You get very little rehearsal time, so anything you do onscreen is a kind of speed painting."
- John Malkovich
(Related: Movies, Work, Time, Painting, Will)

"To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now, I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Evening, Listening, May, Now, Painting, Want)

"The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Artist, Discovery, Order, Painting, Universe)

"By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We're like other couples. We do not get along perfectly; we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other. But a marriage is three of us."
- Barbara Mandrell
(Related: Marriage, Father, God, Arguments, Pain)

"No one can be a painter unless he cares for painting above all else."
- Edouard Manet
(Related: Painting)

"There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see. When you've got it, you've got it. When you haven't, you begin again. All the rest is humbug."
- Edouard Manet
(Related: Rest)

"Growth is a painful process."
- Wilma Mankiller
(Related: Growth)

"Pain's not bad, it's good. It teaches you things. I understand that."
- Charles Manson
(Related: Pain)

"People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Related: Money, Time, People, Photography, Portraits)

"I know it's a film and all of that, and it's a Hollywood film, but it kind of feels like this sometimes, when you're in pain and it hurts, and you're desperate. Or you are about to cross some moral line and it's so seductive and you just do... and all that."
- Patrick Marber
(Related: Film, Hollywood, Pain)

"Today we are searching for things in nature that are hidden behind the veil of appearance... We look for and paint this inner, spiritual side of nature."
- Franz Marc
(Related: Nature, Appearance, Spiritual, Today)

"I find the subject of childhood fascinating. I explored this subject in Speak to me of love and I am curious about portraying the often painful transition into the adult world."
- Sophie Marceau
(Related: Love, Childhood, World)

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Music, Pain)

"My paintings are not about what is seen. They are about what is known forever in the mind."
- Agnes Martin
(Related: Mind)

"The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Pain, Suffering)

"Coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain."
- John Masefield
(Related: Beauty, Old, Spain)

"A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting."
- Abraham Maslow
(Related: First, Painting)

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself."
- Abraham Maslow
(Related: Peace, Music, Artist)

"It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Life)

"There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: First, Forget, Nothing, Roses)

"Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Time, Work, Values)

"I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Difference)

"I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Emotion)

"That's the great paradox of living on this earth, that in the midst of great pain you can have great joy as well. If we didn't have those things we'd just be numb."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Earth, Joy, Living, Pain, Paradox)

"It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: People, Fact, Old, Trying)

"I never know what I'm going to put on the canvas. The canvas paints itself. I'm just the middleman."
- Peter Max
"One does not become fully human painlessly."
- Rollo May
"Love's boat has been shattered against the life of everyday. You and I are quits, and it's useless to draw up a list of mutual hurts, sorrows, and pains."
- Vladimir Mayakovsky
(Related: Life, Love)

"Painless preaching is as good a term as any for what we do."
- Curtis Mayfield
(Related: Preaching)

"Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger; I resisted thinking about him. I did not reread his letters to me. The experience had been too painful."
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Experience, Letters, Thinking)

"The painter who feels obligated to depict his subjects as uniformly beautiful or handsome and without flaws will fall short of making art."
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Art, Flaws, Will)

"Oh may He look on us with love and pity and then we shall be able to do anything He wishes us to do, no matter how difficult to accomplish or painful to our feeling."
- Catherine McAuley
(Related: Love, Feeling, May, Pity, Wishes)

"I have lived most my life with chronic inflammation and constant pain with immediate diarrhea."
- Mike McCready
(Related: Life, Pain)

"I think people would actually be surprised by what we put out. Unfortunately the shadow that the original founders cast was that they were just artists that can't write books so people swept the whole of Image with that paintbrush."
- Todd McFarlane
(Related: People, Artists, Books, Shadow)

"If I can bring joy into the world, if I can get people to stop thinking about their pain for a moment, or the fact the tomorrow morning they're going to get up and tell their boss off... then I'll be successful."
- Bobby McFerrin
(Related: Boss, People, Successful, Fact, Joy, Pain, Thinking, Tomorrow, World)

"I was brought up in industrial south Lancashire, down the cobbled road from where LS Lowry (1887-1976) lived and painted."
- Ian McKellen
(Related: Road)

"I have tried to preserve in my relationship to the film the same closeness and intimacy that exists between a painter and his canvas."
- Norman McLaren
(Related: Film, Intimacy)

"There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience."
- Archibald McLeish
(Related: Experience, Learning)

"The pains of childbirth were altogether different from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain. These were pains one could follow with one's mind."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Mind, Pain)

"Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor of California who went through a painful defeat in the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Winning, Defeat, Race, Republican, Years)

"I take this art very seriously and passionately. I love what I do. You can't help but grow. That's not to say you don't make mistakes or make bad choices, but that's part of the art. Painters paint bad paintings."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Art, Love, Choices, Help, Mistakes)

"I felt I was painting with a Popsicle."
- Robert Merrill
(Related: Painting)

"I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none."
- Olivier Messiaen
(Related: Cities, Colors, Jazz, Military, Songs)

"There's no comfort in the truth, pain is all you'll find."
- George Michael
(Related: Truth, Comfort, Pain)

"A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Pain)

"A man paints with his brains and not with his hands."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Man)

"From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight, my every pain is born."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Delight, Pain)

"Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Painting, Sculpture)

"I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint."
- Michelangelo
"On the contrary, if they are treated with justice and humanity, proper example and the advantages of education given them, the coming years will be as bright and prosperous to the unfortunate race as the past has been dark and painful."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: Education, Example, Humanity, Justice, Past, Race, Will, Years)

"I like doing arts and crafts, so I would probably go to one of those fun little ceramic places and go paint some plates and do something fun like that."
- Christina Milian
(Related: Fun)

"Writing requires a great deal of skill, just like painting does. People don't want to learn those skills."
- John Milius
(Related: People, Painting, Skill, Want, Writing)

"Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Freedom, Pain, Pleasure)

"Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Happiness, Absence, Actions, Pain, Pleasure, Right, Wrong)

"All desirable things... are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Pain, Pleasure, Prevention, Promotion)

"If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue."
- Alice Duer Miller
(Related: Time, Friends, Pleasure, Tongue)

"I was not out to paint beautiful pictures; even painting good pictures was not important to me. I wanted only to help the truth burst forth."
- Alice Miller
(Related: Truth, Help, Painting)

"The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Man, Mind, Order, Pain, Security, Trouble, Will)

"I grew up and I became very successful at what I did as a young man. I became a work addict because this was the only way I could get any relief from this pain."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Work, Successful, Man, Pain)

"I was taught that pain is bad."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Pain)

"We religious controllers control in the name of Jesus and it is really painful to people."
- Keith Miller
(Related: People, Control, Name, Religious)

"Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if you are Christian, if you are using it to calm the pain, because that it what all addictions are, attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Work, Christian, Disease, Pain, Reality, Religious, Spiritual)

"Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Wisdom, Truth, Pain)

"Every milieu has something ridiculous about it - film-making, the music world, painting - because people who take themselves seriously become funny pretty quickly."
- Rebecca Miller
(Related: Funny, Music, People, Film, Painting, Pretty, World)

"I started out to be a painter and was born into the theater."
- Vincente Minnelli
(Related: Theater)

"Dali was the great painter then and surrealism was a way of life."
- Vincente Minnelli
(Related: Life, Surrealism)

"I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means. It is this which has led me to give my painting a character of even greater bareness."
- Joan Miro
(Related: Character, Painting)

"At the point where I'm trying to force something and it's not happening, and I'm getting frustrated with, say, writing a poem, I can go and pick up the brushes and start painting. At the point where the painting seems to not be going anywhere, I go and pick up the guitar."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Force, Guitar, Painting, Trying, Writing)

"With a painting, you don't have to go back and paint it again."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Painting)

"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey."
- Kenji Miyazawa
(Related: Journey, Pain)

"My father taught me to paint when I was young with watercolors and so I learned at a very young age the essential elements of the value of light and composition."
- Matthew Modine
(Related: Age, Father, Light, Value)

"I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."
- Claude Monet
(Related: Nature, Being, Flowers)

"No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition."
- Claude Monet
(Related: Artist, Painting)

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."
- Claude Monet
(Related: Flowers)

"So far as I know, there were no pains taken to preserve secrecy on this subject; that is, I saw no attempt made to keep any of the inmates of the Convent in ignorance of the murder of children."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Children, Ignorance, Murder, Secrecy)

"The civil war which has so long prevailed between Spain and the Provinces in South America still continues, without any prospect of its speedy termination."
- James Monroe
(Related: War, America, Spain)

"The right of self defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals, and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or by those who abuse her power, its obligation is not the less strong."
- James Monroe
(Related: Power, Abuse, Defense, Nations, Obligation, Right, Self, Spain)

"'Tis the sharpness of our mind that gives the edge to our pains and pleasures."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Mind)

"And yet I think of Christopher Reeve who said he would pay two million dollars to be able to feel pain again. What a courageous man! So I have to think that pain is a blessing."
- Ricardo Montalban
(Related: Pain)

"Slowly poetry becomes visual because it paints images, but it is also musical: it unites two arts into one."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Poetry)

"The toughest workout can never match the pain of being out of work."
- George Montgomery
(Related: Work, Being, Pain)

"'Tis human actions paint the chart of time."
- James Montgomery
(Related: Time, Actions)

"We tried many times before to speed on the social revolution in Spain; attempted to stir up the feelings of the people and to raise the banner of Libertarian Communism."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: People, Feelings, Communism, Revolution, Spain)

"If all our comrades of Europe, America and other countries, who do not understand what we are doing to Spanish Anarchism, would come to Spain, we could then see how they would react."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: America, Countries, Europe, Spain)

"Never will the Anarchists in Spain be made to suffer as they have been and are in Russia."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: Russia, Spain, Will)

"In order to fully realise our aspirations, we must create in the masses of the people the sense of sacrifice and responsibility that has been the characteristic of the anarchist movement throughout its historic development in Spain."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: Sacrifice, People, Development, Aspirations, Order, Responsibility, Sense, Spain)

"In Spain, we should have enough intelligence, enough sense of individual and collective responsibility to do for ourselves that which would be imposed upon us by a dictatorship."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: Intelligence, Dictatorship, Responsibility, Sense, Spain)

"Our constancy, same might call it our madness, was necessary to wear down the oppressive forces of the old democracy which, in Spain, was a hundred years behind the times."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: Constancy, Democracy, Madness, Old, Spain, Years)

"The dance commonly begins about the middle of the afternoon or later, after sundown. When it begins in the afternoon, there is always an intermission of an hour or two for supper. The preliminary painting and dressing is usually the work of about two hours."
- James Mooney
(Related: Work, Dance, Painting)

"To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate - unlike most films."
- Alan Moore
(Related: Books)

"I like to paint nudes mostly."
- Cleo Moore
"Painting self-portraits without clothes on has also given me some publicity."
- Cleo Moore
(Related: Clothes, Painting, Publicity, Self)

"One newspaper even published one of my nude paintings - the one of me naked from the waste up."
- Cleo Moore
(Related: Waste)

"I'm not a very good painter, but I'm learning a lot."
- Cleo Moore
(Related: Learning)

"It does not matter how badly you paint so long as you don't paint badly like other people."
- George Edward Moore
(Related: People)

"It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work."
- Henry Moore
(Related: Work, Mistake, Job, Tension)

"Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Courage, Being, Mistakes, Order, Pain, Practice)

"And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o'er silent seas again."
- Thomas Moore
(Related: Pain)

"To give and receive love, you have to be in touch with pain, you have to be capable of provoking it and feeling it."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Love, Feeling, Pain)

"One of the biggest changes that ever occurred in my life was going from the isolation of working part-time as a house painter in Henderson County, to Cornell, where everybody was a literary person."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Life, Isolation, Literary)

"I tell students they will know they are getting somewhere when a scene is so painful they can just barely bring themselves to write about it. A writer has to draw blood."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Blood, Students, Will, Writer)

"The way I create music is maybe like a painting, to compose in a more visual way. Basically it's the music that I want to hear- that's my inspiration and bottom line. I just try to get ideas from books, movies, paintings."
- Ikue Mori
(Related: Music, Movies, Inspiration, Ideas, Books, Painting, Want)

"Real painters understand with a brush in their hand."
- Berthe Morisot
"I don't know of any other creature on earth other than man that will sit in a corner and cry because of some painful experience in the past."
- Pat Morita
(Related: Experience, Earth, Man, Past, Will)

"Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Beauty, Grief, Lonely, Mind, Pain, Shadow)

"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Feelings, Fear, Pain, Violence)

"People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Death, Life, People, Fear, Friend, Pain)

"The unflattering reviews are painful for short periods of time; the badly written ones are deeply, deeply insulting. That reviewer took no time to really read the book."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Time)

"When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Pain, Words)

"At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Beauty, Life, World)

"In a movie, you're raw material, just a hue of some color and the director makes the painting."
- Viggo Mortensen
(Related: Painting)

"A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day."
- Grandma Moses
(Related: History, Hope, Day, Memory, Past, Today, Tomorrow)

"I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene."
- Grandma Moses
(Related: Eyes, Shadows, Trees)

"I paint from the top down. From the sky, then the mountains, then the hills, then the houses, then the cattle, and then the people."
- Grandma Moses
(Related: People, Houses, Mountains, Sky)

"If you know somethin' well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin' chickens."
- Grandma Moses
(Related: People)

"Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy."
- Grandma Moses
(Related: Painting)

"If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens."
- Grandma Moses
(Related: Painting)

"Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask."
- Robert Motherwell
(Related: Art, Painting, Tradition)

"Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music."
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Related: Music, Charm, Disgust, Horror)

"This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and... if I think of human beings I've known and of my own life, such as it is, I can't recall any case of pain which didn't, on the whole, enrich life."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Life, Horror, Instinct, Pain)

"It really is a day job, and it also seems to have virtually disappeared-with no remorse, really. It gives me more time to paint."
- Martin Mull
(Related: Time, Day, Job, Remorse)

"Around 1980, I went back to painting with a vengeance."
- Martin Mull
(Related: Painting, Vengeance)

"I think there are a lot of pictures to make. I sometimes question whether I'm even an artist or just a painter. To me, the making of the pictures is the most important thing."
- Martin Mull
(Related: Artist, Question)

"I try to not get to the point where one is making wallpaper, or simply painting money. I want to make sure that I am at least trying to weigh myself down, that there's a challenge each time."
- Martin Mull
(Related: Time, Money, Challenge, Painting, Trying, Want)

"I've always had a certain fascination. It's basically paint what you know, and this is what I grew up with."
- Martin Mull
"Oil-painting is a developed technique. Why go backwards?"
- Edvard Munch
(Related: Oil)

"One can easily tell that the creator of the paintings in the Sistine Chapel was above all a sculptor."
- Edvard Munch