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I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine.
Pictures must not be too picturesque.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love a natural look in pictures.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
Objects in pictures should so be arranged as by their very position to tell their own story.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
If somebody thinks they're a hedgehog, presumably you just give 'em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves.
I just make the pictures and where they fall is where they fall. If somebody likes them, that's always nice. And if they don't like them, then too bad.
History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
Alexis de Tocqueville
All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.
Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.
I love all of the arts. I love motion pictures. I love stage. I love theater.
I'm leaving the screen because I don't think I am very good in the pictures and I have this beautiful dream that I'm elegant on the stage.
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Vincent Van Gogh
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts and the dirtiest of corners.
Vincent Van Gogh
The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.
Today they're making pictures that I wouldn't want Trigger to see.
'What is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'
Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory.
The great thing about being a print journalist is that you are permitted to duck. Cameramen get killed while the writers are flat on the floor. A war correspondent for the BBC dedicated his memoir to 50 fallen colleagues, and I guarantee you they were all taking pictures. I am only alive because I am such a chicken.
P. J. O'Rourke
One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since.
Men's magazines often feature pictures of naked ladies. Women's magazines also often feature pictures of naked ladies. This is because the female body is a beautiful work of art, while the male body is hairy and lumpy and should not be seen by the light of day.
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was.
I took to wearing a black tie known as the Ascot, with long drooping ends. I had seen pictures of painters, sculptors, poets, wearing this style of tie.
I'm a visual thinker, really bad at algebra. There's others that are a pattern thinker. These are the music and math minds. They think in patterns instead of pictures. Then there's another type that's not a visual thinker at all, and they're the ones that memorize all of the sports statistics, all of the weather statistics.
My thought has been shaped by books; my desires by pictures.
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