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This is a small collection of quotes selected by the Nanday.com staff. For broader seaches, enter part of a word. For example, if you enter buddh, it will find quotes by Buddha, and also Buddhist proverbs. Your search will be performed on the quotes, authors, and keywords. To see the entire list, leave the search field blank, or click here. Or you may see a list of all of the authors. Special collections include quotes about vegetarianism and quotes by and about artists. There are currently 786 quotes in the database.

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


My mother's love for me was so great I have worked hard to justify it.
          -  Marc Chagall


When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it – a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand – as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there’s a clash between the two, it’s bad art.
          -  Marc Chagall


Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve.
          -  Leonardo da Vinci


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
          -  Leonardo da Vinci


The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad.
          -  Salvador Dali


The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.
          -  Willem de Kooning


I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
          -  Albert Einstein


I shut my eyes in order to see.
          -  Paul Gauguin


I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me.
          -  Henri Matisse


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


Faith in oneself... is the best and safest course.
          -  Michelangelo


I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
          -  Michelangelo


More than anything I must have flowers, always, always.
          -  Claude Monet


The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
          -  Novalis


Everything you can imagine is real.
          -  Pablo Picasso


My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
          -  Pablo Picasso


The artist should be a seeing-eye dog for a myopic civilization.
          -  Jacob Getlar Smith


I remember being handed a score composed by Mozart at the age of eleven. What could I say? I felt like de Kooning, who was asked to comment on a certain abstract painting, and answered in the negative. He was then told it was the work of a celebrated monkey. "That's different. For a monkey, it's terrific."
          -  Igor Stravinsky


It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.
          -  Vincent van Gogh


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