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A society person who is enthusiastic about modern painting or Truman Capote is already half a traitor to his class. It is middle-class people who, quite mistakenly, imagine that a lively pursuit of the latest in reading and painting will advance their status in the world.
View quotes by Mary McCarthy

A Test match is like a painting. A one day match is like a Rolf Harris painting.
View quotes by Ian Chappell

The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
View quotes by Jackson Pollock

Painting is very interesting.
View quotes by Sam Waterston

There's a Chinese proverb that says it all: Painting is an old man's art.
View quotes by David Hockney

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
View quotes by Pablo Picasso

I thought if Rembrandt can do it, why can't I? [on painting]
View quotes by Jack Russell

Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.
View quotes by Giotto Di Bondone

'A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth.'
View quotes by John Singer Sargent

And when did you last see your father? (Title of painting 1878)
View quotes by W F Yeames

A poem is like a painting.

( Ut pictura poesis )
View quotes by Horace

Painting is a form of profound creative release.
View quotes by Jan Van Eyck

It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess.
View quotes by Jackson Pollock

Whoever wishes to devote himself to painting should begin by cutting out his own tongue
View quotes by Henri Matisse

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
View quotes by Edmond De Goncourt

In spite of myself, I go on hoping. I hope with all my heart that there will be painting in heaven. [Last words]
View quotes by Jean-baptiste Corot

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...
View quotes by Dawn French

If they were starting their careers today, Rockwell and Picasso would probably both be painting on black velvet.
View quotes by Brad Holland

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
View quotes by Lord Byron

Let's 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 [a nice and positive quote!]
View quotes by John Erskine



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