Quotes of Paul Gauguin

“ Art is either plagiarism or revolution. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one’s will. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ I close my eyes in order to see. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ I shut my eyes in order to see. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ Art is either revolution or plagiarism. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ I shut my eyes in order to see. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ Art = a mad search for individualism. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ Stay firmly in your path and dare; be wild two hours a day. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ The public wants to understand and learn in a single day, a single minute, what the artist has spent years learning. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ It is better to paint from memory, for thus your work will be your own. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ In order to produce something new, you have to return to the original source, to the childhood of mankind. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ A young man who is unable to commit a folly is already an old man. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ I shut my eyes in order to see. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ In marriage, the greater cuckold of the two is the lover. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ In marriage, the greater cuckold of the two is the lover. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ Many excellent cooks are spoilt by going into the arts. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty? ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ The missionary is no longer a man, a conscience. He is a corpse, in the hands of a confraternity, without family, without love, without any of the sentiments that are dear to us. Emasculated, in a sense, by his vow of chastity, he offers us the distressing spectacle of a man deformed and impotent or engaged in a stupid and useless struggle with the sacred needs of the flesh, a struggle which, seven times out of ten, leads him to sodomy, the gallows, or prison. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ The missionary is no longer a man, a conscience. He is a corpse, in the hands of a confraternity, without family, without love, without any of the sentiments that are dear to us. Emasculated, in a sense, by his vow of chastity, he offers us the distressing spectacle of a man deformed and impotent or engaged in a stupid and useless struggle with the sacred needs of the flesh, a struggle which, seven times out of ten, leads him to sodomy, the gallows, or prison. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ The missionary is no longer a man, a conscience. He is a corpse, in the hands of a confraternity, without family, without love, without any of the sentiments that are dear to us. Emasculated, in a sense, by his vow of chastity, he offers us the distressing spectacle of a man deformed and impotent or engaged in a stupid and useless struggle with the sacred needs of the flesh, a struggle which, seven times out of ten, leads him to sodomy, the gallows, or prison. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ In marriage, the greater cuckold of the two is the lover. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge. ”

- Paul Gauguin

“ Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty? ”

- Paul Gauguin
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