Quotes of Drawing - somelinesforyou

“ Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech. ”

- Simonides

“ There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption. ”

- James Thurber

“ Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear. ”

- Joseph Joubert

“ He who pretends to be either painter or engraver without being a master of drawing is an impostor. ”

- Sir William Blake

“ My drawings have been described as pre-internationalist, meaning that they were finished before the ideas for them had occurred to me. I shall not argue the point. ”

- James Thurber

“ I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. ”

- Pablo Picasso

“ A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting. ”

- Abraham Maslow

“ One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite — that particular peach is but a detail. ”

- Pablo Picasso

“ I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream. ”

- Vincent van Gogh

“ A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man's mind. ”

- Leonardo da Vinci

“ If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye. ”

- Honore de Balzac

“ The secret of all effective advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships. ”

- Leo Burnett

“ Rais'd of themselves, their genuine charms they boastAnd those who paint 'em truest praise 'em most. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Painting and tattooing the body is a return to animalism. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. ”

- Christopher Columbus

“ In the South or in the mine country, wherever you point the camera there is a picture. ”

- Ben Shahn

“ If you were to take that away, it wouldn't be March Madness. It turns it into the same kind of fun like playing the lottery. ”

- Robert Thompson

“ Painting completed my life. I lost three children and a series of other things that would have fulfilled my horrible life. My painting took the place of all this. ”

- Frida Kahlo

“ I have sworn to die painting. ”

- Paul Cezanne

“ It's God — I'd have known Him by Blake's picture anywhere. ”

- Robert Frost

“ The picture that approaches sculpture nearest Is the best picture. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ He best can paint them who shall feel them most. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ We must be courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Sometimes I think all my pictures are just pictures of me. My concern is... the human predicament; only what I consider the human predicament may simply be my own. ”

- Richard Avedon

“ In other words the pictures are in a kind of relationship with each other which is touching only at points rather than pictures being illustrations of poems or poems extrapolations of the pictures. ”

- Peter Porter

“ I think people remember pictures not dialogue. That's why I like pictures. ”

- David Lean

“ You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh. ”

- John Singer Sargent

“ I guess I didn't enjoy drawing very much. It was like homework. ”

- Robert Crumb
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