Quotes of Canva

“ You can always draw as well as you know how to. I flatter myself that I feel more than I express on canvas; but I know that is not so. ”

- William Morris Hunt

“ This world is but a canvas to our imagination. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ If you're an artist, you're supposed to discover yourself, that's the whole point. If you're a painter, you don't wait for someone to buy you canvas. ”

- Nick Kelly

“ Never before had a woman put such agonizing poetry on canvas as Frida did at this time in Detroit. ”

- Diego Rivera

“ I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it. ”

- Steven Wright

“ Had he learned to draw, M. Renoir would have made a very pleasing canvas out of his 'Boating Party'. ”

- Albert Wolff

“ These so-called artists style themselves Intransigents, Impressionists. They throw a few colors on to the canvas at random, and then they sign the lot. ”

- Albert Wolff

“ Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. ”

- Danny Kaye

“ Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art — an individual masterpiece. ”

- Denis Waitley

“ Whatever an artist's personal feelings are, as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it, he becomes historical. He acts from or upon other artists. ”

- Willem de Kooning

“ Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ”

- Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire

“ Every life has dark tracts and long stretches of somber tint, and no representation is true to fact which dips its pencil only in light, and flings no shadows on the canvas. ”

- Alexander Maclaren

“ Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can. ”

- Danny Kaye

“ With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice. ”

- Oprah Winfrey

“ DUCK-BILL, n. Your account at your restaurant during the canvas-back season. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ”

- Voltaire

“ How could we possibly appreciate the Mona Lisa if Leonardo had written at the bottom of the canvas: 'The lady is smiling because she is hiding a secret from her lover.' This would shackle the viewer to reality, and I don't want this to happen to 2001. ”

- Stanley Kubrick

“ It's hard to be fully creative without structure and constraint. Try to paint without a canvas. Creativity and freedom are two sides of the same coin. I like the best of both worlds. Want freedom? Get organized. Want to get organized? Get creative. ”

- David Allen

“ The mind itself is an art object. It is a Mondrian canvas onto whose homemade grids it fits its own preselected products. Our knowledge is contextual and only contextual. Ordering and invention coincide: we call their collaboration knowledge. ”

- Annie Dillard

“ The work we do is as demanding as any of the great painters because nothing that happens on the page of a comic is accidental. It has to be imagined first in your mind before you do it. Those of us who know something about the art of painting know that working on a canvas, very often a lot of serendipitous things happen that work to the advantage of the painter ultimately. ”

- Will Eisner

“ Our town was rigid in many ways, in terms of the uniformity of things, the colors of skin, the makes of cars, the lushness of the lawns, but on top of that it was sort of a blank canvas so-and again, I guess this is true of any child-I was ready to quickly accept the sudden and total substitutions of all I knew to be true. ”

- Dave Eggers

“ Novels were designed to entertain, and those of us who wish to keep the art form alive need to keep this in mind. To aim for lofty literature instead of aiming for a good story with real characters who grow and develop and a setting that's brought to life is… like putting the varnish on the canvas first. ”

- Elizabeth George

“ Writing is not like painting where you add. It is not what you put on the canvas that the reader sees. Writing is more like a sculpture where you remove, you eliminate in order to make the work visible. Even those pages you remove somehow remain. ”

- Elie Wiesel

“ Harry can paint but I can't. He has our father's talent while I, on the other hand, am about the biggest idiot on a piece of canvas. I did do a couple of drawings at Eton which were put on display. Teachers thought they were examples of modern art, but in fact, I was just trying to paint a house! ”

- Prince William

“ You know…that a blank wall is an apalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum — a canvas — a piece of film — or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then, you start out to do something — that vague thing called creation… ”

- Edward Steichen

“ Think of a fine painter attempting to capture an inner vision, beginning with one corner of the canvas, painting what he thinks should be there, not quite pulling it off, covering it over with white paint, and trying again, each time finding out what his painting isn't, until he finally finds out what it is… ”

- Anne Lamott

“ Now is the season for sailing; for already the chattering swallow is come and the pleasant west wind; the meadows bloom and the sea, tossed up with waves and rough blasts, has sunk to silence. Weigh thine anchors and unloose thy hawsers, O Mariner, and sail with all thy canvas set. ”

- Leonidas of Tarentum

“ Mothers work, not upon canvas that shall perish, nor marble that crumbles into dust, but upon mind, upon spirit, which is to last forever, and which is to bear, for good or evil, throughout its duration, the impress of a mother's plastic hand. ”

- George Washington

“ I don't make deals for the money. I've got enough, much more than I'll never need. I do it to do it. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks. ”

- Donald Trump
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