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Painting Quotes

We hope you find inspiration in these Painting Quotes from our large collection of quotes.

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

My painting does not come from the easel.
- Jackson Pollock

 

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

I think of my peace paintings as one long poem,
with each painting being a single stanza.
- Robert Indiana

I don't like food that's too carefully arranged;
it makes me think that the chef is spending too much
time arranging and not enough time cooking.
If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.
- Andy Rooney

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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

A good painting to me has always been like a friend.
It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
- Hedy Lamarr

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
- Salvador Dali

Painting is easy when you don't know how,
but very difficult when you do.
- Edgar Degas

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
- Pablo Picasso

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Be an Original, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat, dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

Paint Your Life In Bold Colors.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to paint life in bold colors.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I boldly paint my dreams upon the canvas of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Paint My Life In Bold Colors.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to paint in bold colors,
set today's rhythm with my heart-drum,
walk today's march with courage,
create today as my celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who made the rule that life has to be so serious?
One would think that "life is serious" had been engraved
upon stone tablets to judge from how most lives are lived.
Get a life, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat - dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes,
foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two.
- Tony Snow

If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
- Honore de Balzac

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word -
religion.
Then I go out and paint the stars.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Home is our sanctuary, where we:
relax into being ourselves,
play with our inner child,
paint the walls green and pink,
dig in the dirt,
grow something,
love somebody else,
love ourselves even more,
snuggle with a warm blanket on a Sunday afternoon,
hang "go away" on the door whenever we want,
clean and tidy often... or never,
launch from and return to,
are truly ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
- Pablo Picasso

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

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale,
you could not ignore its beauty.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I don't paint things.
I only paint the difference between things.
- Henri Matisse

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

I paint with shapes.
- Alexander Calder

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue,
but I've done many.
- Robert Indiana

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
- Ansel Adams

Every good painter paints what he is.
- Jackson Pollock

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
- Michelangelo

Completion:
It is time for the project to be over.
You submitted the proposal, you painted your house,
you passed-in the term paper.
Whatever praise or criticism you received,
it is now time to move on to your next project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
- Ambrose Bierce

The canvas of life awaits you -
the painter of your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the painter of my heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the poet of my mind.
I am the painter of my heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet

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

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

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas,
a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
- Edward Steichen

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
- Voltaire

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Single Generosity Enlarges the World.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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