The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
We live in a rainbow of chaos.
Keep good company - that is, go to the Louvre.
I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature.
The world doesn't understand me and I don't understand the world, that's why I've withdrawn from it.
I am the primitive of the method I have invented.
You say a new era in art is preparing; you sensed it coming; continue your studies without weakening. God will do the rest.
I'll always be grateful to the public of intelligent amateurs.
Painting is damned difficult - you always think you've got it, but you haven't.
The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.
Here, on the river's verge, I could be busy for months without changing my place, simply leaning a little more to right or left.
The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
It's so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas.
Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.
I have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain.
I paint as if I were Rothschild.