Best Quotes About Pain

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

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary. -David Bailey

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

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

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. -Pablo Picasso

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

I don't understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting. -Jackie Kennedy

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

Some manufacturers illustrate their advertisements with abstract paintings. I would only do this if I wished to conceal from the reader what I was advertising. -David Ogilvy

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. -Winston Churchill

When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. -Ingrid Newkirk

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

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. -Oscar Wilde

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

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

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world. -Edmond de Goncourt

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

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

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing. -Maurice Maeterlinck

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. -Dawn French

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. -Khalil Gibran

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

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. -Henri Nouwen

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends – you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue. -Alice Miller

In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you're happy? -Leslie Caron

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. -Thomas Jefferson

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. -James Baldwin

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. -Frank Leahy

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully. -Max Eastman

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

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

I did not use paint, I made myself up morally. -Eleonora Duse

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they've experienced pain and bought jewelry. -Rita Rudner

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

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. -Khalil Gibran

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces. -Sigmund Freud

If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven't been born yet. -Neil Simon

Language… has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone. -Paul Tillich

How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened. -Thomas Jefferson

Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something. -William Goldman

Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then. -Anthony Hopkins

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. -Bob Marley

People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend. -Jim Morrison

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict. -Jim Morrison

If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it. -Andy Warhol

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea. -John Ciardi

The pain passes, but the beauty remains. -Auguste Renoir

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

I paint with shapes. -Alexander Calder

I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more. -Marc Chagall

This is a world in which reasons are made up because reality is too painful. -Barry Diller

A narrative is like a room on whose walls a number of false doors have been painted; while within the narrative, we have many apparent choices of exit, but when the author leads us to one particular door, we know it is the right one because it opens. -John Updike

A painting is like a man. If you can live without it, then there isn't much point in having it. -Lila Acheson Wallace

I've been to a lot of places and done a lot of things, but writing was always first. It's a kind of pain I can't do without. -Robert Penn Warren

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting. -Peter Shaffer

God comes to us in theater in the way we communicate with each other, whether it be a symphony orchestra, or a wonderful ballet, or a beautiful painting, or a play. It's a way of expressing our humanity. -Julie Harris

One of the best things about paintings is their silence – which prompts reflection and random reverie. -Mark Stevens

My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature. -Edward Hopper

Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it. -Pope John Paul II

A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it. -Corita Kent

That's why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness. -Corita Kent

In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold. -John Leonard

The pains of childbirth were altogether different from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain. These were pains one could follow with one's mind. -Margaret Mead

I felt I was painting with a Popsicle. -Robert Merrill

If you know somethin' well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin' chickens. -Grandma Moses

Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask. -Robert Motherwell

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

I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question, 'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money. -Andy Warhol

Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis are to the American novel. -Robert Hughes

To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now, I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved. -Andre Malraux

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

To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty. -Samuel Butler

For, when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a form divine. -Matthew Prior

The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe. -Bertrand Russell

The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time. -Edmund Burke

'Tis the sharpness of our mind that gives the edge to our pains and pleasures. -Michel de Montaigne

I'm passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement. To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings – it's all a miracle. -Arthur Rubinstein

What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless. -Ovid

Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts. -Blaise Pascal

Most women are not as young as they are painted. -Max Beerbohm

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain. -Christopher Morley

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death. -Coco Chanel

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks. -Ed Koch

We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything. -George Eliot

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

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Elizabeth Appell

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

If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens. -William Lyon Phelps

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. -Abraham Maslow

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. -Aristotle

The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil, but between the good and the lesser good. -Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course. -George Eliot

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. -Grandma Moses

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values. -Ayn Rand

The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. -Leonardo da Vinci

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking. -John Kenneth Galbraith

He tosses aside his paint-pots and his words a foot and a half long. -Horace

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it. -Danny Kaye

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience. -Denis Waitley

You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time. -Gordie Howe

Do not consider painful what is good for you. -Euripides

The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory. -Ted Engstrom

How glorious it is – and also how painful – to be an exception. -Alfred de Musset

A ship is always referred to as 'she' because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder. -Chester W. Nimitz

My travels led me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites. -Diana Ross

I am not quite sure where home is right now. I do have places in London and Milan, and a house in Spain. I guess I would say home is where my mother is, and she lives in Spain. -Sarah Brightman

I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work: human creation is never perfect. -Madeleine L'Engle

In Spain there's the king – and then there's Antonio. -Melanie Griffith

Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized. -Adolf Hitler

Before we make love my husband takes a pain killer. -Joan Rivers

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

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved. -Anne Sullivan

I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don't seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper. -Emo Philips

An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint. -Ben Shahn

Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths. -Drew Barrymore

Everybody smokes! Models, actresses, everyone! Don't they realize that it's gross? I understand it's an addiction, but it still pains me to see my friends do it. -Kirsten Dunst

Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled. -Dean Koontz

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. -Khalil Gibran

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

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again. -Paula Cole

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. -Bill Cosby

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry. -Rita Rudner

Every good painter paints what he is. -Jackson Pollock

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

It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well. -Jackson Pollock

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting. -Abraham Maslow

I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it's a painful, difficult search within. -Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. -Jim Rohn

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. -Vincent Van Gogh

A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain. -Samuel Johnson

Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time. -Chilon

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. -Charlie Chaplin

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. -Erma Bombeck

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love. -Sophocles

To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings – it's all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle. -Arthur Rubinstein

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. -Carl Jung

When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same. -Toni Morrison

Never a lip is curved with pain that can't be kissed into smiles again. -Bret Harte

Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does. -John Berger

I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive. -Man Ray

Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one. -Ellen Key

Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world. -Albert Schweitzer

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it. -Walter Bagehot

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. -Robert Fulghum

I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now. -Sophia Loren

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience. -Julius Caesar

It's odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully share the hell of someone close to you. -Lady Bird Johnson

I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting. -Winston Churchill

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office. -Thomas Jefferson

I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene. -Grandma Moses

I reached for sleep and drew it round me like a blanket muffling pain and thought together in the merciful dark. -Mary Stewart

The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through. -Alexis de Tocqueville

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea. -Walter Bagehot

I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence. -Man Ray

It does not matter how badly you paint so long as you don't paint badly like other people. -George Edward Moore

I hate flowers – I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move. -Georgia O'Keeffe

Every good picture leaves the painter eager to start again, unsatisfied, inspired by the rich mine in which he is working, hoping for more energy, more vitality, more time – condemned to painting for life. -John French Sloan

Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself. -Mark Twain

It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to have to paint it. -Steven Wright

White… is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black… God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter. -Paul Klee

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another. -Joseph Addison

What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist. -Pablo Picasso

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death. -Epictetus

It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it. -W. Somerset Maugham

When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination. -Ellen Key

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony. -Benjamin Britten

Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty – his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure. -Aldous Huxley

One can find so many pains when the rain is falling. -John Steinbeck

Sooner or later the arm goes bad. It has to… Sooner or later you have to start pitching in pain. -Whitey Ford

The only way I'm going to win a Gold Glove is with a can of spray paint. -Reggie Jackson

A catcher must want to catch. He must make up his mind that it isn't the terrible job it is painted, and that he isn't going to say every day, 'Why, oh why with so many other positions in baseball did I take up this one.' -Bill Dickey

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. -Roger Bannister

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. -Charles Dickens

Photography suits the temper of this age – of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately. -Edward Weston

All I wanted was to connect my moods with those of Paris. Beauty paints and when it painted most, I shot. -Ernst Haas

I'm sickened by all religions. Religion has divided people. I don't think there's any difference between the pope wearing a large hat and parading around with a smoking purse and an African painting his face white and praying to a rock. -Howard Stern

It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful. -Sylvester Stallone

Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown, if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one. -Krzysztof Kieslowski

Would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way from the eye through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost! -Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

For me as an American, the most painful aspect of this is that I believe that that administration has taken the events of 9/11 and has manipulated the grief of the country and I think that's reprehensible. -Dustin Hoffman

Yesterday, the president met with a group he calls the coalition of the willing. Or, as the rest of the world calls them, Britain and Spain. -Jon Stewart

A man of pleasure is a man of pains. -Edward Young

The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it. -Voltaire

A babe at the breast is as much pleasure as the bearing is pain. -Marion Zimmer Bradley

Researches tested a new form of medical marijuana that treats pain but doesn't get the user high, prompting patients who need medical marijuana to declare, 'Thank you?' -Jimmy Fallon

There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for. -Saul Bellow

You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom. -Corazon Aquino

Movie music is noise… even more painful than my sciatica. -Thomas Beecham

Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge. -Simone Weil

There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too. -Simone Weil

We are like horses who hurt themselves as soon as they pull on their bits – and we bow our heads. We even lose consciousness of the situation, we just submit. Any re-awakening of thought is then painful. -Simone Weil

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you. -Tony Robbins

The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors. -Tony Robbins

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. -Theodore Roosevelt

They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide? -Adrienne Rich

What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning. -Barbara De Angelis

Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them. -Joseph Addison

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures. -Joseph Addison

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. -Aristotle

No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell. -Antonin Artaud

The greatest evil is physical pain. -Saint Augustine

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. -Aeschylus

Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature. -Albert Einstein

Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet. -George Eliot

To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them. -Georges Bataille

It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other. -Francis Bacon

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

Our religion is itself profoundly sad – a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language – so long as he knows anguish and is a painter. -Charles Baudelaire

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude. -Henry Ward Beecher

The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain. -Henry Ward Beecher

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship. -Henry Ward Beecher

But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of. -Lord Byron

Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If the world would only build temples to Machinery in the abstract then everything would be perfect. The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do, and could, in complete peace and suitably honored, pursue their trade without further trouble. -Wyndham Lewis

If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is horrible to lose, So the one is pretty equal to the other. -Jean de la Bruyere

Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money. -Thomas Fuller

The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions. -Paul Klee

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul? -John Keats

When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us. -Sydney J. Harris

The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings. -William Hazlitt

Sunlight is painting. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry. -Edith Hamilton

I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait. -Salvador Dali

After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs. -Emily Dickinson

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music. -Denis Diderot

Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught. -John Dryden

No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation. -Marguerite Duras

What comes out when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you? If anger, pain and fear come out of you, it's because that's what's inside. -Wayne Dyer

For we are born in other's pain, and perish in our own. -Francis Thompson

We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes. -Constantin Stanislavski

Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because there is something unnatural in it, for nature demands personal progress, evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy. -August Strindberg

If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved. -George Santayana

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point. -Arthur Schopenhauer

It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life. -Arthur Schopenhauer

A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain. -John Selden

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains. -Thomas Carlyle

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives – the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. -Norman Cousins

Little do such men know the toil, the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest. -Charles Churchill

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives. -Cyril Connolly

Jests that give pains are no jests. -Miguel de Cervantes

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself. -Truman Capote

Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy the Church. America Hollywood. -Erica Jong

The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight. -Joseph Joubert

The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will. -Willem de Kooning

What annoyances are more painful than those of which we cannot complain? -Marquis De Custine

Lets 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. -John Erskine

I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by. -Ovid

What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain? -Margaret Oliphant

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

As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings. -Boris Pasternak

Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic. -Cesare Pavese

What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero. -Pablo Picasso

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint. -Pablo Picasso

To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture. -Pablo Picasso

Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting. -Pablo Picasso

Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint. -Georgia O'Keeffe

We're aligning ourselves with Kerry. Our allegiance will be for peace, against war, no more deaths for oil, and for a dialogue between the government of Spain and the new Kerry administration. -Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

There are only three sins – causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing. -Roger Caras

There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos. -Milan Kundera

Speaks cheerful English and in the past has written this language with a paintbrush that talks. -Jimmy Breslin

When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children. You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs always upon the cross of himself. And when you know that this is true of every man, woman and child on earth, you will be wiser. -Whittaker Chambers

What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house. -Edward Hopper

It was in the 1920s, when nobody had time to reflect, that I saw a still-life painting with a flower that was perfectly exquisite, but so small you really could not appreciate it. -Georgia O'Keeffe

One must act in painting as in life, directly. -Pablo Picasso

As to those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in God's path, give them, then, the tidings of a painful agony: on a day when these things shall be heated in hell-fire, and their foreheads, and their sides, and their backs shall be branded therewith. -Kin Hubbard

Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. -Ethel Barrymore

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea. -Pearl S. Buck

It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture. -Tom Stoppard

The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around. -Herb Caen

Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course. -George Bernard Shaw

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity. -William Hazlitt

It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful. -Adrienne Rich

If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens. -Grandma Moses

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. -Albert Einstein

My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain – and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain. -Tony Robbins

Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain? -Aeschylus

No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa. -Eugene Ionesco

God is a concept by which we measure our pain. -John Lennon

The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings. -William Hazlitt

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone. -Paul Tillich

This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and… if I think of human beings I've known and of my own life, such as it is, I can't recall any case of pain which didn't, on the whole, enrich life. -Malcolm Muggeridge

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain. -John Henry Newman

It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain. -John Henry Newman

Remorse is the pain of sin. -Theodore Parker

Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial. -Ross Perot

One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite – that particular peach is but a detail. -Pablo Picasso

Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria. -Naomi Wolf

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. -Mao Zedong

Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it – short-term pain for long-term gain. -George Will

Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever. -Alexander Pope

Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock. -Kurt Cobain

Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life. -Angelina Jolie

Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success. -Bo Bennett

Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be. -Horatio Nelson

A tremendous amount of needless pain and suffering can be eliminated by ensuring that health insurance is universally available. -Daniel Akaka

There are no shortcuts to victory. We must commit ourselves to the slow, painstaking work of foreign policy day by day and year by year. -Richard Lugar

Most breast cancer-related deaths can be prevented through simple and painless preventive measures. A late diagnosis can result in more serious, long-term consequences. -Olympia Snowe

To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking. -Alcaeus

Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls away like dry husks from the mind, whilst moral discords and nervous horrors sear the soul. -Alice James

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation. -Graham Greene

I get a fine warm feeling when I'm doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let's face it, writing is hell. -William Styron

For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh. -Georges Rouault

I paint to rest from the phenomena of the external world-to pronounce and to make notations of its essences with which to verify the inner eye. -Morris Graves

Men pass in front of our eyes like butterflies, creatures of a brief season. We love them; they are brave, proud, beautiful, clever; and they die almost at once. They die so soon that our hearts are continually racked with pain. -Philip Pullman

There has never been a great athlete who died not knowing what pain is. -Bill Bradley

I never consciously said, 'I want to be an actor.' It sounds stupid, but it's kind of like being a painter or something. You don't say, 'From today on I'm going to be a painter.' It's not something conscious – you've just been painting pictures all your life. -Franka Potente

A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out. I pretty much have had a normal childhood. Maybe it was too normal. -Will Ferrell

In a movie, you're raw material, just a hue of some color and the director makes the painting. -Viggo Mortensen

However dark and profitless, however painful and weary, existence may have become, life is not done, and our Christian character is not won, so long as God has anything left for us to suffer, or anything left for us to do. -Frederick William Robertson

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced that my looks were hideous. Adolescence is painful for everyone, I know, but mine was plain weird. -Uma Thurman

The government has made $44 trillion in promises we can't afford to keep. We must get serious now about our long-term budgetary problems, recognizing that the sooner we act, the less painful the choices will be. -Judd Gregg

I am proud of the President's leadership. I am proud to support him in saying: Yes, we are going to do what is necessary now when it is less painful and less expensive. -Kay Bailey Hutchison

Unborn children do not have a voice, but they are young members of the human family. It is time to look at the unborn child, and recognize that it is really a young human, who can feel pain and should be treated with care. -Sam Brownback

I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. -Claude Monet

'Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell; the loss of heaven's the greatest pain in hell. -Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Frost is the greatest artist in our clime – he paints in nature and describes in rime. -Thomas Hood

To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate – unlike most films. -Alan Moore

Many times I asked myself, 'Who is a painter in your own eyes?' -Peter Malkin

I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist. -Robert Crumb

Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music. -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The grinding of the intellect is for most people as painful as a dentist's drill. -Leonard Woolf

My paintings are not about what is seen. They are about what is known forever in the mind. -Agnes Martin

Jerry Weintraub, the producer, might be a pain in the ass, but he really knows how to treat his actors. -Bernie Mac

How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper. -Olive Schreiner

We know enough to stand here in truth – facing pain, cry and suffering of those who were murdered here. Face to face with the victims' families who are here today. Before the judgment of our own conscience. -Aleksander Kwasniewski

Do not be afraid that joy will make the pain worse; it is needed like the air we breathe. -Goran Persson

The pains felt by Asian countries are our own pains. Disaster in Asia is nothing but ours as well. -Junichiro Koizumi

Fans are really important for me. And if they take pains to write me, it's the minimum that I answer myself. -Daniel Radcliffe

There was interest from clubs in Italy and England, I believe. But I've never been attracted by the way they play in Italy. Staying in Spain was always my preference. -Luis Figo

When I left Barcelona, staying in Spain was an important factor in my decision to join Madrid. I did not have to change country or learn a new language, adopt a different sort of lifestyle, and so on. -Luis Figo

The more painful it is, tragically, the more you do learn, though, that's the good part. -Sylvia Browne

But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion. -Amy Grant

I've been working at performing for five years now. I've been working in Australia and Spain and England. When I was only 15 or 16, 1 was performing in bars; I could have had legal problems, but it's also the only way to get to know what music is all about. -Andy Gibb

It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint. -Aime Cesaire

I was not out to paint beautiful pictures; even painting good pictures was not important to me. I wanted only to help the truth burst forth. -Alice Duer Miller

Applause felt like approval, and it became a drug that soothed the pain, but only temporarily. -Anita Baker

I don't know if we ever fully get over the pain of watching a child trying to find their way through a world that too often doesn't understand. -Anne Ford

We are all victims because of the circumstances, but I'm not sure what to say to any one who has lost a loved one. I know the feeling myself, and words just don't do much to ease the pain. -Lonnie Earl Johnson

The artist writes, paints, sings or dances the burden of some idea or feeling off his mind. -Max Nordau

I'm sorry I didn't wear paint this morning. I tend not to wear it unless I'm getting highly paid. -Tyne Daly

I love filmmaking, and I love the process. And I would rather do nothing else. It's a privilege to be able to paint such big pictures, so to speak. -Bryan Singer

To be totally honest, if I could be thinner without it causing a lot of pain and anxiety in my life, I would be. But today the reality is my life is more important to me than my weight – and thank God for that. -Courtney Thorne-Smith

It all has to do with art – writing, painting, things I've done for a long time but just never had enough time to pursue. I have poetry – things that are designed for songs, but they're always poems first. -Jason Newsted

I don't like painting flowers in my music. I like painting guts and pain. -Jonathan Davis

Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent – not with how things are but with how they might be – in short, with design. -Herbert A. Simon

Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case. -John Rawls

I always pet a dog with my left hand because if he bit me I'd still have my right hand to paint with. -Juan Gris

I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change. -Kenneth Clarke

I do my best work when I am in pain and turmoil. -Sting

And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o'er silent seas again. -Thomas Moore

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself. -Walter Anderson

I believe that painting should come through the avenues of meditation rather than the canals of action. -Mark Tobey

There's a lot of pain in my heart because what I accomplished was second to none. I'm not losing any sleep, but I do pay attention every year at this time. -Bob Hayes

If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things; a painting and a photograph. -Janet Malcolm

Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys, and eagerly pursues imaginary joys. -Mark Akenside

A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it. -Michelangelo

Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture. -Michelangelo

I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint. -Michelangelo

I want to give my compliments to Australia. Ever since your government paid a few million dollars for a Jackson Pollack painting, I figure that it must be a marvellous country. -Morton Feldman

For a sensation to be felt as pain is for it to be pain. -Saul Kripke

The football season is like pain. You forget how terrible it is until it seizes you again. -Sally Quinn

I find the greatest songs in the world come out of pain, and I don't like it! Here's what it does: It strips away all of your facade. It makes you so honest. It's cleansing. -Lionel Richie

There is an element of autobiography in all fiction in that pain or distress, or pleasure, is based on the author's own. But in my case that is as far as it goes. -William Trevor

I have generally found that persons who had studied painting least were the best judges of it. -William Hogarth

If the world could remain within a frame like a painting on the wall, I think we'd see the beauty then and stand staring in awe. -Conor Oberst

It's an art to live with pain… mix the light into gray. -Eddie Vedder

When having my portrait painted I don't want justice, I want mercy. -Billy Hughes

Never invest in anything that eats or needs painting. -Billy Rose

Through her paintings, she breaks all the taboos of the woman's body and of female sexuality. -Diego Rivera

I used to do this big rant at the end of some gigs with Ben Folds Five. The band broke into this big heavy metal thing and I started as a joke to scream in a heavy metal falsetto. I found myself saying things like: Feel my pain, I am white, feel my pain. -Ben Folds

I wanted to be an artist. I was studying art. I wanted to be a great painter. When I went into the Navy, there wasn't much to draw at sea. So I began writing, and I began reading a lot. -Evan Hunter

I hate people who splash their own pain on covers, like the whole world should hear about them. Why are we all supposed to be interested in one individual's suffering? -Andrea Corr

Interested listeners have only to hear the recording to find out if those guys, who go to such pains to undervalue my work, are right. All people have to do is listen to realize it is a beautiful record. -Bill Dixon

If I had money, I would like to get an old building, have music performances, do lithographs, have shows of paintings, and do those things that I'm interested in doing. -Bill Dixon

Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body's final fall, nor the barrels of death's rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world. -Roger Waters

I think people have to choose between living with contradictions or painting themselves into a corner. I have a lot of contradictions. -Michelle Shocked

I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange. -Nick Cave

I think that passion and love and pain are all bearable, and they go to make love beautiful. -Robert Plant

There are all sorts of reasons why I don't do much work in the theatre, the main one being that after two performances I feel I've given all I can. I hate repetition, I really do. It's like asking a painter to paint he same picture every day of his life. -Peter Cushing

I never was very capable of expressing my feelings or emotions in words. I don't know whether this is the cause why I did it in music and also why I did it in painting. Or vice versa: That I had this way as an outlet. I could renounce expressing something in words. -Arnold Schoenberg

I never know what I'm going to put on the canvas. The canvas paints itself. I'm just the middleman. -Peter Max

Of joys departed, not to return, how painful the remembrance. -Robert Blair

Well, to be honest I think I'm a better short story writer than a novelist. Novels I find very hard, hours and hours, weeks and weeks, of conscious thought – whereas short stories slip out painlessly in a few days. -Eric Brown

'Tis human actions paint the chart of time. -James Montgomery

I think everyone holds back. I am always censoring myself and I'm sorry about it. But I always have to consider whether my remarks might cause someone pain. -John Hall

From the age of six I wanted to be an artist. At that point I meant a painter, but it turned out what I really meant was I was someone who was very interested in watching the world and making copies of it. -Reynolds Price

I write because I write – as anyone in the arts does. You're a painter because you feel you have no choice but to paint. You're a writer because this is what you do. -Richard Price

A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together, adding to it, shaping it; and one's religion is never complete and final, it seems, but must always be undergoing modification. -D. H. Lawrence

Like I can't cry for myself so I will let this song take all of the things inside I can't let anyone else see and offer it up, as if the sound were some kind of god, and my pain is some kind of sacrifice. -Robert Smith

So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish, that he did not only sigh but roar. -Matthew Henry

When we don't have information, we go to the simplest outlook, to black and white. But then we have to lie to ourselves. Black is never as black as you're painting it and white is never as white. -Patricia Sun

Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies Between the pain of hell and Paradise. -George William Russell

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain. -Anne Grant

You can only paint through your experience and sub-consciousness. -Barbara Smith

Death is not only an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity, but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than a less severe punishment. -William J. Brennan, Jr.

A personal offense is like a scratch on a phonograph record. I couldn't move my thoughts beyond my pain. It kept repeating, as if I were stuck within its grooves. There was only one way to play beyond it. I had to forgive them, so my heart could take its form again. -Laurel Lea

There was no reality to pain when it left one, thought while it held one fast all other realities failed. -Rachel Field

An icon painter starts not with Jesus Christ but by finding earth and rubbing. Now what is earth, what are you rubbing in directing? -Peter Brook

The artist need not know very much; best of all let him work instinctively and paint as naturally as he breathes or walks. -Emil Nolde

I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun and, sometimes, very painful. -Regis Philbin

And yet I think of Christopher Reeve who said he would pay two million dollars to be able to feel pain again. What a courageous man! So I have to think that pain is a blessing. -Ricardo Montalban

My parents felt that acting was far too insecure. Don't ask me what made them think that painting would be more secure. -John Hurt

Nudes are the greatest to paint. Everything you can find in a landscape or a still life or anything else is there: darkness and light, character dimension, texture. I painted heads too, of course. -John Hurt

I was never jailed. The fact is that I was arrested, but I went into a diversion programme, and by that time I'd already begun working in what was called anger management. It was a painful and awful moment. -David Soul

Ali had a break that was an inch and a half long, and you keep getting hit as hard and as much as I hit Ali, the pain would take over and you would pass out. -Ken Norton

But all lost things are in the angels' keeping, Love; No past is dead for us, but only sleeping, Love; The years of Heaven with all earth's little pain Make Good Together there we can begin again, In babyhood. -Helen Hunt Jackson

An artist can go paint, and a writer can go write, but an actor needs to get hired, needs somebody to say, 'Here, come and do this,' That's the hard part. -John Glover

In the last 1,000 years, the Arabs have translated as many books as Spain translates in just one year. -Larry Elder

The toughest workout can never match the pain of being out of work. -George Montgomery

He knows much of what men paint themselves would blister in the light of what they are. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

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

In America, the only truly popular art form is the movies. Most people consider painting a hobby and literature, schoolwork. -Brad Holland

We know the pain the president has caused our society and his family and his friends, but we know, too, how much the president has done for this country. -Charles Ruff

I didn't have to say it. I just had to write it. It was painful enough. -Robert B. Parker

Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction. -Jimi Hendrix

That most dangerous of opponents: the one who took pains to comprehend the position of his adversary. -Piers Anthony

Shared joy is increased, shared pain is lessened. -Spider Robinson

I've always been scared to death of pain – afraid, even, to think of it. -Loretta Young

Some folks think I painted Lincoln from life, but I haven't been around that long. Not quite. -Norman Rockwell

I'll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I'd like to. -Norman Rockwell

I didn't know what to expect from a famous movie star; maybe that he'd be sort of stuck-up, you know. But not Gary Cooper. He horsed around so much… that I had a hard time painting him. -Norman Rockwell

Eisenhower had about the most expressive face I ever painted, I guess. Just like an actor's. Very mobile. When he talked, he used all the facial muscles. And he had a great, wide mouth that I liked. When he smiled, it was just like the sun came out. -Norman Rockwell

The remarks about my reaching the age of Social Security and coming to the end of the road, they jolted me. And that was good. Because I sure as hell had no intention of just sitting around for the rest of my life. So I'd whip out the paints and really go to it. -Norman Rockwell

The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back. -Norman Rockwell

It wouldn't be right for me to clown around when I'm painting a president. -Norman Rockwell

I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made. I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have. -Chuck Close

I did some pastels and I did other pieces in which there was just basically one color per square, and then they would get bigger and I could get 2 or 3 colors into the square, and ultimately I just started making oil paintings. -Chuck Close

You know, the way art history is taught, often there's nothing that tells you why the painting is great. The description of a lousy painting and the description of a great painting will very much sound the same. -Chuck Close

I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around. -Chuck Close

Sometimes I really want to paint somebody and I don't get a photograph that I want to work from. -Chuck Close

All the fingerprint paintings are done without a grid. -Chuck Close

My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety. -Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Although a lot of pain for a little screen time; Shaving legs, waxing eyebrows, high heels, trying to put on a bra, losing weight because women's clothes are SO revealing – Ladies you have my respect. -Lou Diamond Phillips

I shall give you hunger, and pain, and sleepless nights. Also beauty, and satisfactions known to few, and glimpses of the heavenly life. None of these you shall have continually, and of their coming and going you shall not be foretold. -Howard Lindsay

Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add. -Nelson Goodman

The '20s ended in an era of extravagance, sort of like the one we're in now. There was a big crash, but then the country picked itself up again, and we had some great years. Those were the days when American believed in itself. I was happy and proud to be painting it. -Norman Rockwell

Whenever my body heals and the pain and all the swelling goes away is when I'll be ready. -Patrick Ewing

Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal. -E. O. Wilson

But, after all, the aim of art is to create space – space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live. -Frank Stella

One learns about painting by looking at and imitating other painters. -Frank Stella

When I'm painting the picture, I'm really painting a picture. I may have a flat-footed technique, or something like that, but still, to me, the thrill, or the meat of the thing, is the actual painting. I don't get any thrill out of laying it out. -Frank Stella

I was worried in the '80s that the best abstract painting had become obsessed with materiality, and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall. -Frank Stella

A sculpture is just a painting cut out and stood up somewhere. -Frank Stella

Up until 35 I had a slightly skewed world view. I honestly believed everybody in the world wanted to make abstract paintings, and people only became lawyers and doctors and brokers and things because they couldn't make abstract paintings. -Frank Stella

The men resent a woman getting any honour in what they consider is essentially their field. Men painters mostly despise women painters. So I have decided to stop squirming, to throw any honour in with Canada and women. -Emily Carr

Be careful that you do not write or paint anything that is not your own, that you don't know in your own soul. -Emily Carr

If you're a painter, you're not alone. There's no way to be alone. -Franz Kline

The final test of a painting, theirs, mine, any other, is: does the painter's emotions come across? -Franz Kline

I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It's a voice of pain and victory. -Anthony Hamilton

I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention. -Michael Graves

I'm here instead of having shoulder surgery. But I'm not sure which is more painful. -James Caan

It's funny that all these goths paint their faces with such white make-up and that is the actual colour of my skin, I am that pale! -Kelly Osbourne

In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world. -Federico Garcia Lorca

I find it painful and angering to look in a mirror. -Jack Henry Abbott

Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country. -Lord Byron

I needed an outlet in high school and came across painting. I've actually been painting longer than I've been acting. A movie is a collaborative effort, and with painting you just have yourself. -James Franco

The most painful thing about mathematics is how far away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it. -James Newman

Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain. -John Stuart Mill

All desirable things… are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain. -John Stuart Mill

Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends. -John Stuart Mill

I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration. -Frida Kahlo

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. -Frida Kahlo

My painting carries with it the message of pain. -Frida Kahlo

The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration. -Frida Kahlo

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. -Frida Kahlo

Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see. -Henri Rousseau

The pain comes from knowing that we have never been safe, and therefore will never be safe again. It comes from knowing we can never be so ignorant again. It comes from knowing we can never be children again. Losing innocence. Remembering heaven. That was the essence of hell. -John Jakes

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend. -John Singer Sargent

A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth. -John Singer Sargent

Love and pain become one in the same in the eyes of a wounded child. -Pat Benatar

I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I've done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful. -Vincent Gallo

I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry… just make me feel alive. -Joey Lauren Adams

All gardening is landscape painting. -William Kent

The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice. The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find – the goal is always to make more nuance and colors. -Cecilia Bartoli

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease. It was painful for me and my family to watch my grandfather deteriorate. We must find a cure for this horrible disease. -David Hyde Pierce

Russia has gone through eight years of continuing economic pain. -Jeffrey Sachs

I love painting and music, of course. I don't know nearly as much about them as I know about poetry. I've certainly been influenced by fiction. I was overwhelmed by War and Peace when I read it, and I didn't read it until I was in my late 20s. -Kenneth Koch

I was excited by what my painter friends were doing, and they seemed to be interested in our poetry too, and that was a wonderful little, fizzy sort of world. -Kenneth Koch

I was influenced by surrealist poetry and painting as were thousands of other people, and it seems to me to have become a part of the way I write, but it's not. -Kenneth Koch

A lot of other things come along with Chapter 11, which basically end up in a lot of pain. -Rick Wagoner

Red is one of the strongest colors, it's blood, it has a power with the eye. That's why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well… In fact I use red in all of my paintings. -Keith Haring

I think you have to control the materials to an extent, but it's important to let the materials have a kind of power for themselves; like the natural power of gravity, if you are painting on a wall, it makes the paint trickle and it drips; there is no reason to fight that. -Keith Haring

See, when I paint, it is an experience that, at its best, is transcending reality. -Keith Haring

Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn. -Robert Browning

The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, that is, which causes suffering but not sickness. -Saint Ignatius

Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly. -Pierre Bonnard

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

You cannot possibly invent painting all by yourself. -Pierre Bonnard

Life obliges me to do something, so I paint. -Rene Magritte

My painting is visible images which conceal nothing… they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question 'What does that mean'? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable. -Rene Magritte

Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end. -Swami Sivananda

Growth is a painful process. -Wilma Mankiller

I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none. -Olivier Messiaen

Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed, chastise the rebel spirit surging in my veins, let the Law deal me penalties and pains And make me hideous in my neighbours' eyes. -Ada Cambridge

I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing. -Alfred Stieglitz

Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas. -Paul Samuelson

When the Negro cries with pain from his deep hurt and lays his petition for elemental justice before the nation, he is calling upon the American people to kindle about that crucible of race relationships the fires of American faith. -Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

You are all things. Denying, rejecting, judging or hiding from any aspect of your total being creates pain and results in a lack of wholeness. -Joy Page

And old affront will stir the heart Through years of rankling pain. -Jean Ingelow

There is only one absinthe drinker, and that's the man who painted this idiotic picture. -Thomas Couture

Knowing how to paint and to use one's colors rightly has not any connection with originality. This originality consists in properly expressing your own impressions. -Thomas Couture

The cult of individuality and personality, which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself, is really a business. The greater the 'genius' of the personage, the greater the profit. -George Grosz

It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. -Mark Rothko

There is no such thing as good painting about nothing. -Mark Rothko

This would be a distortion of their meaning, since the pictures are intimate and intense, and are the opposite of what is decorative; and have been painted in a scale of normal living rather than an institutional scale. -Mark Rothko

I also hang the pictures low rather than high, and particularly in the case of the largest ones, often as close to the floor as is feasible, for that is the way they are painted. -Mark Rothko

Every time you play a bad girl or guy in a movie, you really come from a place of pain. -Patricia Velasquez

There was a time when I used to live in Spain that it went really crazy with drugs and stuff like that. -Patricia Velasquez

Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language. -Steven Pinker

As the books grew bigger and more ambitious, the situations in question sometimes became political ones, and so it became necessary to start painting in the social background on a scale which eventually became panoramic. -Jonathan Coe

What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry. -Laurie Lee

Long for me as I for you, forgetting, what will be inevitable, the long black aftermath of pain. -Malcolm Lowry

There is pain and sacrifice in everyone's world. That's why, when I was dancing, I had no pain. -Suzanne Farrell

Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama. -J. M. Roberts

In California in the early Spring, There are pale yellow mornings, when the mist burns slowly into day, The air stings like Autumn, clarifies like pain – Well, I have dreamed this coast myself. -Robert Hass

Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour. -Giotto di Bondone

I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations. -Nicolas Malebranche

I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life's wisdom. -Wislawa Szymborska

I fantasize about going back to high school with the knowledge I have now. I would shine. I would have a good time, I would have a girlfriend. I think that's where a lot of my pain comes from. I think I never had any teenage years to go back to. -Spalding Gray

Why talk when you can paint? -Milton Avery

Everything I was feeling, all the hurt and the pain and the emotion I was going through, I put into my music. -Keith Sweat

The man for whom time stretches out painfully is one waiting in vain, disappointed at not finding tomorrow already continuing yesterday. -Theodor W. Adorno

To show the world what long experience gains, requires not courage, though it calls for pains; but at life's outset to inform mankind is a bold effort of a valiant mind. -George Crabbe

My overall message for labor members is… that we understand that the benefits of trade are clear, but the disruption and the dislocation are painfully concentrated and we can't ignore them. -Alexis Herman

It is easy to have a lot of paintings or projects hanging around that are 'almost done.' -Thomas Kinkade

The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business. -Thomas Kinkade

I'm working on a snow scene right now, and it's summer. It's hot, and I will get chilly. I'll have to turn on the heat. My wife walks in, and it's 95 degrees in the studio. I know it's nutty, but it's a projection you have where you step into the painting. -Thomas Kinkade

I'll never get used to living without Mo, but the painful things that surround what happened to him aren't so painful any more-not so raw or so new. -Robin Gibb

When you start suppressing feelings at an early age, it hurts you down the road. Full expression of anger and pain is very important. -Andrew Shue

I was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned about so-called avant-garde music. Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting were well known at this time. -Henry Flynt

In classical oil painting, there seemed to be a radical turn to seeing things as the camera sees them, with that technological modification. I began to have a tremendous problem with all of this. -Henry Flynt

The language of America changed with the election of Bill Clinton, because with all due respect to my friends on the Republican side, Bill Clinton is the best communicator of the last 50 years. He felt your pain. -Frank Luntz

There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That's not what the American people want to hear. -Frank Luntz

There are pockets of great food in Spain, but there are also pockets of very mediocre food in Spain, and the same in Morocco and the same in Croatia and the same in Germany and the same in Austria. -Mario Batali

A painting means as much to you as a string of pearls to an ape. -Paul Scofield

I went to an art school in Brooklyn and painted Fine Art, if that's what you'd call it for eight years in New York, until I saw the first underground comics in the East Village Other. -Bill Griffith

I, more or less, love camping out, so I dug it, but I didn't enjoy other people's pain. -Casper Van Dien

I'm not a very good painter, but I'm learning a lot. -Cleo Moore

I like to paint nudes mostly. -Cleo Moore

One newspaper even published one of my nude paintings – the one of me naked from the waste up. -Cleo Moore

The riot isn't seen in the movie, but it is alluded to. He has this one speech that gives a great sense of texture and paints a picture of what was happening in Harlem then. -Debbie Allen

I don't know what to say to that, but I have to agree with Johnny that, yeah, we do touch upon things that most men would rather not admit: That we feel pain, we cry, get sad and sometimes don't deal well with disappointment. -Peter Steele

I am very proud of what we have built in Spain, because it is not a traditional Formula 1 country. I think we have found passionate fans, and built up a strong culture for the sport – and things are improving every day, with more and more people getting interested. -Fernando Alonso

I think I'm much less self confident today. I actually went through a quite painful period because of that thinking that I was completely hopeless. But I think that's something that we all go through at various times of our lives and it was quite a sustained thing with me. -Hugo Weaving

To those who do not love God, all things must work together immediately for pain and torment, until, by means of the tribulation, they are led to salvation at last. -Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Everybody thinks they know what art should be. But very few of them have the sense that is necessary to experience painting, that is the sense of sight, that sees colors and forms as living reality in the picture. -Otto Dix

You know, if one paints someone's portrait, one should not know him if possible. -Otto Dix

Not that painting would have been a release. The reason for doing it is the desire to create. I've got to do it! I've seen that, I can still remember it, I've got to paint it. -Otto Dix

All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time. -Otto Dix

Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees. -Robert Indiana

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

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

Many, many of my paintings have come from the first chapter of Moby Dick. -Robert Indiana

Imitation is the sincerest form of pain. -Roy Horn

The animation of the canvas is one of the hardest problems of painting. -Alfred Sisley

On occasion I have drawn as a release from painting. The economy in using paper, pencil, charcoal and crayon can help towards a greater gamble and higher rewards. I also find that drawing can generate ideas more rapidly than painting. -William Scott

I no longer worry whether a painting is about something or not. I am only concerned with the expectation, from a flat surface, of an illusion. -William Scott

Every painting I do is related to the last one: it may be a continuation of a previous painting or it may be a reaction against it. -William Scott

To put down an ideogram of a table so that people will recognize it as a table is not the work of a painter, but to sense it for a moment as a magic carpet with a leg hanging down at each corner is the beginning of a painter's imagination. -Frank Auerbach

It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint, considering that one may not wake up the following morning. -Frank Auerbach

The unity in any painter's work arises from the fact that a person, brought to a desperate situation, will behave in a certain way… style. -Frank Auerbach

A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas. -G. H. Hardy

I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone, as it did me, the feeling of his own totality, of his own separateness, of his own individuality. -Barnett Newman

I prefer to leave the paintings to speak for themselves. -Barnett Newman

I sometimes use a lot of light greens and greys when I feel there is sadness in the painting. -Robert Ryan

Finally I had a place where I could express my pain and I felt safe because I didn't have to put my name on it. I think acting kept me alive back then. -Lindsay Wagner

A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I'm sure that's true, but they aren't willing to make healing a high priority. They aren't willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it. -Lindsay Wagner

When I was in art college, I would be painting, and I would create something on a canvas that was actually quite attractive. But if I got frightened and tried to protect that, that canvas would die. -Michael Ironside

Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint. -Richard Linklater

As I said before, a big part of my strategy says – and the management team I think is in agreement with this – we don't have to be out there with a lot of noise all the time. What we need to do is paint a vision for customers, promise them deliverables, and go hit at it. -Sanjay Kumar

I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way. -Sydney Pollack

It's interesting to fantasize having a man sink his teeth into your neck for sustenance, knowing that it isn't going to be terribly painful but rather very exciting. -Frank Langella

I wish there was a painter who could paint as well as Ted Williams could hit. -Jack Levine

Now painting is different. It's something recollected in tranquility. -Jack Levine

But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion. We're riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly, painfully sad and lonely. -Janice Dickinson

I play music, I paint – these things come from your depths. -John Lurie

The lesion is in the area of my brain that is responsible for motor function, so I have continual chronic pain in my left arm from elbow to fingertips and the right side of my body from my ear to my breast area. -Karen Duffy

I don't have to lay on the couch and see a therapist because my therapist is in my paint brushes. -Abbey Lincoln

Every time I copy something, I can draw it for the rest of my life. But research is so painful – I mean just opening up a magazine looking for a picture of a car or looking out the window looking for a car is just hard! -Jaime Hernandez

Even though it has been very painful, lots of opportunities have come forward journalistically. Once all of this blows over, I think it might actually help that I have gotten this attention. -Jeff Gannon

Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do, but I paint from reality. I put several things and ideas together, and perhaps, when I have finished, it could show the future. -H. R. Giger

You know I was curious – I was interested in all kinds of mystery or deeper meanings in the paintings because I myself have not analyzed why they have turned out like this or like that. -H. R. Giger

I thought I was learning about show business. The more painful it was, the more important I thought the experience must be. Hating it, I convinced myself it must be invaluable. -Judy Holliday

I don't have much of a problem with interruptions. I keep a detailed record of paint and materials as a work on each painting. I can restart exactly where I left off. -Mike Thompson

I think it is an inborn talent – just luck. Some people can learn languages; some can throw a ball. Most people have something. My talent is drawing and painting. -Mike Thompson

I have always been making art from an early age but for nearly forty years did computer programming to earn a living. I bought a house and put my wife and three children through college. Now that diversion is over so I can finally paint full time. -Mike Thompson

I make paintings, try to get others to look at them and hopefully buy them. -Mike Thompson

I also paint, draw and I'm into film and photography as well, and the same thing applies to all of them. You're presenting this material to the general public and hoping that they're going to 'get' what you're doing. Some don't, some do. -Paul Kane

My first concern was to take care of my drawing. I did not have any knowledge in arts, especially Haitian arts, apart from the paintings I saw in my father's office. -Ralph Allen

People are predominant in my paintings. Although they are not obvious, you can feel their presence. -Ralph Allen

I paint according to the moment and the theme. I don't have any prejudice. Life concerns me. -Ralph Allen

Without a good cultural policy, without adequate help, we will always have individualists, shooting stars who are rapidly forgotten or who stop painting for a more profitable occupation. -Ralph Allen

I think you have to remember that Americans saw their purpose as so innately good that they could excuse the pain they would inflict on others to carry out those purposes. Because the purposes were so good, they would justify this pain we were inflicting on other people. -Neil Sheehan

We should not forget, no matter how we quantify it: 'Freedom is not free.' It is a painful lesson, but one from which we have learned in the past and one we should never forget. -Paul Gillmor

Before that I wanted to be a magazine illustrator – I probably would have painted Gothic scenes. -Ira Levin

When you love someone so much that you are in pain when you are apart it ends up being destructive. I never want to be in that place again. -Sadie Frost

Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that. -Ad Reinhardt

I taught a lot of art history, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Indian. But the painting classes came back. The nudes came back. Not so much the still lifes. So now our department is the worst department, partly because it has the worst facilities. -Ad Reinhardt

If some student came up and wanted to know where to study painting, you'd want to suggest someplace, but there's no place. I wouldn't know where to send a student to study. -Ad Reinhardt

Pain is pain, joy is joy – you can't avoid bringing pieces of yourself into a role. -Joshua Leonard

I'm working on a very long series of paintings based on desert folklore. -Terri Windling

I have never subscribed to the Dirty Pallet school of painting. -Peter Wright

I felt the need to get back to painting and I thought the best way was to start drawing, so I enrolled in a life drawing class. I soon discovered that people made very interesting subjects and I am still surprised that I had never discovered it before. -Peter Wright

I used to paint landscapes without any people in them but now I paint people who happen to be in a particular place. They might be outside a pub, or on a beach or in a studio. They might have clothes on or they might not. -Peter Wright

I never know what it's going to look like. Wouldn't be much point in painting if I already knew the outcome. I have a subject in front of me and I start flooding colour and making marks, I don't know, it's improvisation isn't it? -Peter Wright

I'd never painted anything before. I was quite content to take other people's work since I didn't care anyway about the subject matter. I approached subject matter as a scoundrel. I had nothing to say about it whatsoever. I only wanted to make these exciting paintings. -Tom Wesselmann

I spend a lot of time working as a painter and in my studio I go from upstairs where I paint to downstairs where I play and record, so I get this thing crossing over. -Andy Summers

The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater, and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area, and especially to Spain. -Carroll Quigley

To this day the Arab influence is evident in southern Italy, northern Africa and, above all, in Spain. -Carroll Quigley

I've been trying to pick up painting but it's hard. -George Eads

We can all be geniuses because one definition of genius is the infinite capacity for taking pains. -Knute Rockne

We know evolution happened because innumerable bits of data from myriad fields of science conjoin to paint a rich portrait of life's pilgrimage. -Michael Shermer

On the contrary, if they are treated with justice and humanity, proper example and the advantages of education given them, the coming years will be as bright and prosperous to the unfortunate race as the past has been dark and painful. -Nelson A. Miles

It seems to me morally a decent society will try to take some of the increased benefit and use that to alleviate the pain of the few who are bearing the cost that made it possible. -Tim Bishop

Father, in spite of all this spending of money in learning Latin, I will be a painter. -William Allan

I will be a historical painter. -William Allan

When I'm writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail: the color a room is painted, the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain. -Donna Tartt

San Francisco has long been a leader in the arts, nurturing generations of painters, sculptors, poets, novelists, playwrights, film-makers, and performing artists and innovators of every kind. -Gavin Newsom

The dance commonly begins about the middle of the afternoon or later, after sundown. When it begins in the afternoon, there is always an intermission of an hour or two for supper. The preliminary painting and dressing is usually the work of about two hours. -James Mooney

Just having the pain of being alive without anything else, whether it's good or bad. There's a lot of serious songs on the record, you know. That song is just about feeling like a fish out of water, feeling like you don't belong on the planet sometimes. -Jon Crosby

The natural response of the old-timers is to build a strong moral wall against the outside. This is where the world starts to be painted in black and white, saints inside, and sinners outside the wall. -Mary Douglas

Last tour my bass rig was breaking down every other night. That was a pain. We would get on stage and Trey would count off the song, and I'd play the first note and nothing would be there. Those guys would just roll their eyes. -Mike Gordon

You use simple brushstrokes in a screenplay for things over which you would take much greater pains in a novel. -Richard Russo

I feel like there's too many paintings left unpainted that I just don't want to take the time away. -Alan Bean

I found I have to stay painting. -Alan Bean

But I'm the only one who can paint the moon, because I'm the only one who knows whether that's right or not. -Alan Bean

I just think that it's maybe fashionable today to try to take individual actions and individual failures and take the broadest possible brush and try to paint a company. -Lee Scott

Remember that a painting – before it is a battle horse, a nude model, or some anecdote – is essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order. -Maurice Denis

All that is necessary to paint well is to be sincere. -Maurice Denis

A painstaking course in qualitative and quantitative analysis by John Wing gave me an appreciation of the need for, and beauty of, accurate measurement. -Paul D. Boyer

Oh may He look on us with love and pity and then we shall be able to do anything He wishes us to do, no matter how difficult to accomplish or painful to our feeling. -Catherine McAuley

I think that has been a benefit to me because I think most people understand quilts and not a lot of people understand paintings. But yet they're looking at one. -Faith Ringgold

Barcelona are my favourite team in Spain, let's put it that way. -Frank Lampard

I like to move among painters, mathematicians, psychologists, people who can tell me something. -George Woodcock

The commerce of India does not grow, nor does that of Portugal, or of Turkey; that but that of the protected countries does increase, as has been shown in the case of Spain, and can now be shown in that of Germany. -Henry Charles Carey

If we win, someone else loses. But if someone else loses, we lose. Which is a point we're not getting. The new spirituality will make this just painfully obvious. -Neale Donald Walsch

Congress's definition of torture in those laws – the infliction of severe mental or physical pain – leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation. -John Yoo

Every song is like a painting. -Dick Dale

I'm not, by nature, a collaborator. My biggest influences were people like painters and poets. These are solitary workers. -Robert Wyatt

Franz Kline, who became known for his black and white paintings, did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village. -David Amram

That by listening to some music, by reading some books, by looking at paintings, and most important by hanging out with one another – by collaborating with one another and creating your own network – you can achieve something that is much better than what is out there. -David Amram

I hate bumper stickers, you can't sum anything up. All you do is paint yourself in some caricaturist corner. -David Cross

It's the business I'm in, I can't say that signing things is the favourite part of my career but you know that it has to be done and that there is no pain involved. -Cliff Richard

Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if you are Christian, if you are using it to calm the pain, because that it what all addictions are, attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease. -Keith Miller

I was taught that pain is bad. -Keith Miller

I grew up and I became very successful at what I did as a young man. I became a work addict because this was the only way I could get any relief from this pain. -Keith Miller

We religious controllers control in the name of Jesus and it is really painful to people. -Keith Miller

But painting can be too lonely… I like being with people too much to have ever made that my life's work. -Marie Windsor

I wanted to be a painter. -Max Cannon

I hope to actually get back to painting someday… soon. I sort of transitioned into cartooning from painting. -Max Cannon

As soon as I can afford a studio space, I'll paint again. -Max Cannon

As far as performance, the roar of the crowd, the smell of the greasepaint no I don't feel that. -Peter Garrett

Every milieu has something ridiculous about it – film-making, the music world, painting – because people who take themselves seriously become funny pretty quickly. -Rebecca Miller

The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent, like the ability to play chess, paint pictures, do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets. -Robert Shea

For these cultures, getting rid of the pain without addressing the deeper cause would be like shutting off a fire alarm while the fire's still going. -David Foster Wallace

My spine healed incorrectly. There were long periods when I'd be perfectly all right, and then there were many other times when I wasn't, when my back would give out and throw me down to the floor amid waves of nauseating pain. -Dick York

I was seeing everything through pain. I would roll out of bed and do my exercises. I had to do that to work out the remainder of the pain pills. I would drink coffee and go to the set and plunge myself so far into my work. -Dick York

I took pain pills to get to sleep because I didn't want to go to work the next day exhausted. -Dick York

I think that technology has both introduced new sounds but also allowed an increasingly painterly approach to recording music as you can now paint over what you've done and more and more refine an existing performance. -Jerry Harrison

The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art. They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes. -David Rockefeller

They decided to establish a museum of modern art where works by contemporary artists would be shown. Mother was viewed as a very progressive person, and not everybody liked the paintings she bought. -David Rockefeller

For example, lead paint in old houses can be a greater threat to children's health than lead that may be under some industrial site where there are no children. -Fred Thompson

My movement from painting to film was a very conscious one. -Kathryn Bigelow

Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form, with a limited audience, I recognized film as this extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people. -Kathryn Bigelow

In fact, I thought my calling was to be a painter. -Patti Smith

No naturalist has devoted more painstaking attention to the structure of the barnacles than Mr. Darwin. -Richard Owen

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

We extend our hand towards peace. Our people are committed to peace. We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides. -Ariel Sharon

I don't believe in making pencil sketches and then painting landscape in your studio. You must be right under the sky. -William Merritt Chase

Sometimes life's so much cooler when you just don't know any better and all the painful lessons have not hammered your head open yet. -Anthony Kiedis

I'm reading a book about Romaine Brooks, a wonderful painter from early in the last century. -Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The paintings may communicate even better because people are lazy and they can look at a painting with less effort than they can read a poem. -Lawrence Ferlinghetti

He was living in an age much more dangerous, more painful, much more on the edge than our own particular age. -Derek Jacobi

As I very much liked to draw and paint as a child, I entered a special art program in high school, which was very much like being in an art school imbedded in a regular high school curriculum. -Jerome Isaac Friedman

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as more recent attacks in Madrid, Spain, and London, England, showed in a very tragic way just how vulnerable many areas of the world are to these sorts of actions. -Jo Bonner

I have wanted to be a fine artist painter, and I reached the point in art schools were I'd like to understand more about images and how images communicate information to people. And I was not getting very far in that from my professors. -John Hench

The colors I choose there was to paint the first hotel, the Disneyland Hotel. Because of the cloudy sky we had in Paris, it had to be a particular kind of color who will fight those grey days. And also something you can see when you're driving up 'There it is! We're arriving!' -John Hench

Black people were very angry with me for writing the book. A lot of people didn't believe me, or didn't want to believe me, and that used to really bother me. It was a very painful and difficult time. -LaToya Jackson

I realize now I didn't really want to die. I just wanted to stop the hurt and pain. -LaToya Jackson

I can't say it's not painful being estranged from most of my family. I wish it could be otherwise. -LaToya Jackson

Repetition on things like that becomes quite painful. If you do a stunt sometimes it can look like a stunt. -Marton Csokas

No, I didn't become disenchanted. I just couldn't paint like them. -Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on. -Terry Brooks

After that I won a prize, I was with a group of ancient music of Spain that they helped me a lot with a grant, you see, during three years. And so I made my debut in 1944 and I found myself helping my family, it was a very poor family. -Victoria de los Angeles

I feel that the thing that probably aided me the most in that scene with the dog was the utilization and using an actual recreation, affective memory, if you want to call it, of pain. -Ray Walston

Well, I've been painting for years. I just started doing a lot more in the last couple. -Robyn Hitchcock

Although I still occasionally paint and draw, my life has now been shaped by my writing. -Russell Banks

You know when you take the paint off an old canvas and you discover that something's been painted underneath it? That's what I feel like – that part of the old is coming through the new. -Carly Simon

One of the things that has always motivated me to write is the desire to get it out and look at it in an objective way, so that it doesn't cause me any serious pain by staying inside. -Carly Simon

My grandfather was not a musician but he was an artist – a painter, a decorative painter. -Gyorgy Ligeti

If I had not passed through trial – through passion, one could say – through these years so painful and so rich, I don't believe I could take on my life and my career as I do today. -Isabelle Adjani

I'm always more motivated by the pain of a funny character than by what makes him funny. -Jason Alexander

Then about 1951 I began writing again, painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth, but which developed into The Tree of Man. -Patrick White

Learning lines is on my mind until I do know them. I'll read the paper or paint the house to keep from starting to memorize. I've never found an easy way. -Paul Lynde

This moment in time, on this tour, you know, I'm discovering a lot of new things. And to be 45 and doing that, it's a mixture of pleasure and pain, I can assure you. -Eric Clapton

This was possible only by dint of extended periods of frequently quite painful reflection and digestion. -Brian Ferneyhough

No one blames themselves if they don't understand a cartoon, as they might with a painting or 'real' art; they simply think it's a bad cartoon. -Chris Ware

It's a marvellous life, a gregarious life that we've had. We're very lucky in that way. Unlike writers or painters, we don't sit down in front of a blank canvas and say, 'How do I start? Where do I start?' -Albert Finney

It's Frank's painting on the cover. We were originally going to use a Salvador Dali painting that we got permission from Salvador Dali to use, and Frank found this one, and it really did fit the music much more. -Alice Cooper

I love Spain. I go back two or three times a year usually to visit friends and ride horses. -Bo Derek

At the point where I'm trying to force something and it's not happening, and I'm getting frustrated with, say, writing a poem, I can go and pick up the brushes and start painting. At the point where the painting seems to not be going anywhere, I go and pick up the guitar. -Joni Mitchell

With a painting, you don't have to go back and paint it again. -Joni Mitchell

You've got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really. -Ellen Barkin

I'm glad movies aren't going to please everybody, they can't. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don't equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films. -Kevin Costner

So many dancers paint. I used to paint. I started again recently. While I was dancing, I was very busy with my career. Start something else that makes use of your creative ability because if you don't you will die inside as a person. -Katherine Dunham

I think I probably would have enjoyed to keep my own private pain out of my work. But I was changed by my audience who said your private pain which you have unwittingly shown us in your early songs is also ours. -Pete Townshend

I took it upon myself to paint a better picture of rural life and what it is all about. -Bubba Sparxxx

I describe my works as books, but my publishers in Spain, in the United States, and elsewhere insist on calling them novels. -Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Exhort all your household often that all those who serve you shall know to serve God and you, faithfully and painstakingly, and for the will of God to prefer in all things to do your will and pleasure in all things that are not against God. -Robert Grosseteste

Command those that govern your house before all you household that they keep careful watch that all your household, within and without, be faithful, painstaking, chaste, clean, honest and profitable. -Robert Grosseteste

Command that no one be received, or kept to be of your household indoors or without, if one has not reasonable belief of them that they are faithful, discreet, and painstaking in the office for which they are received, and withal honest and of good manners. -Robert Grosseteste

Casting is sort of like looking at paintings. You don't know what you'll like, but you recognize it when you see it. -Steven Bochco

It's such a human condition, whether you're a great track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors – someone knows who you are. -Tony Curtis

Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint. -Tony Curtis

But where there is no art show, I would still be painting. -Tony Curtis

Now I'm a painter. That was another opportunity I was able to pursue, I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second career because of my success in the movies. -Tony Curtis

I'm looking for the perfect paintball movie. -William Shatner

I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means. It is this which has led me to give my painting a character of even greater bareness. -Joan Miro

Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating. -Andrew Cohen

I've done quite a few adverts. I've also done some presenting and acting work in Spain. I did a lot of Spanish education videos for people wanting to learn English. -Christopher Parker

It's the change of rhythm which I think is what keeps me alive. In Spain I hear so much noise from my window that can't stand it. In Switzerland it's the lack of noise that drives me crazy. -Geraldine Chaplin

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

I'm a much nicer person since my wife died. I found out what pain is, so on that level I'm much nicer. -Hugh Leonard

I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast between the beauty of the past and the ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China. -Jung Chang

I was always a great bundle of energy. As a child, instead of walking, I would run. And so running, which is a pain to a lot of people, was always a pleasure to me because it was so easy. -Roger Bannister

You get very tired, and there was a certain amount of pain and you slow up. Your legs are so tired that you are in fact slowing. If you don't keep running, keep your blood circulating, the muscles stop pumping the blood back and you get dizzy. -Roger Bannister

As a painter you're responsible yourself, 100 percent. In film, you have the editor, the director, the other actors. It has the advantage of not being solitary. -Sylvia Kristel

I still have agents in France, Los Angeles and Amsterdam who call and suggest parts. I'd love to keep on doing both painting and acting until the end of my days. -Sylvia Kristel

I started formal piano training when I was 4. From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons of every sort and description, and painting lessons. I had German. And shorthand. -Twyla Tharp

I'm just a landscape painter. I look out the window and I see what's going on, and I paint it. While I'm painting it, I also write thoughts about what I see going on out there. -William T. Wiley

I've been attracted to imagery and occasionally I've drawn from it, but I never thought I'd be painting these paintings. I didn't have any desire to. I didn't think there was any reason to. -William T. Wiley

I can't write, I can't paint, I don't compose. -Richard Attenborough

I find the subject of childhood fascinating. I explored this subject in Speak to me of love and I am curious about portraying the often painful transition into the adult world. -Sophie Marceau

The one thing I think you must do is, as painful as it is as a parent, is listen. -Tea Leoni

Gout produces calculus in the kidney… the patient has frequently to entertain the painful speculation as to whether gout or stone be the worst disease. Sometimes the stone, on passing, kills the patient, without waiting for the gout. -Thomas Sydenham

Dali was the great painter then and surrealism was a way of life. -Vincente Minnelli

I started out to be a painter and was born into the theater. -Vincente Minnelli

I like doing arts and crafts, so I would probably go to one of those fun little ceramic places and go paint some plates and do something fun like that. -Christina Milian

As a young child, I was never a crier. I never cried to get my way, or even when I was in pain. -Dan O'Brien

Other women looked on me as a rival. And it pained me a great deal. -Grace Kelly

I decided that what I really wanted to do was go off and paint. -Jim Henson

The remoteness of my parents from the schools, so unfashionable today, was often painful for me, but I learned early to deal with an outside and sometimes hard world. -Martin Lewis Perl

Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor of California who went through a painful defeat in the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later. -Michael Medved

You treat the air as a canvas and the paint is the chords that come through your fingers, out of the keyboard. -Pharrell Williams

So when I'm playing, I'm sort of painting a feeling in the air. -Pharrell Williams

I then realized that I could never be satisfied again with the mere natural charm of my voice, that I had to constantly paint when singing, melting all the colors, expressing reds and blacks that had to be less primary but bursting with subtly colored combinations. -Placido Domingo

The dog, the rabbit and the hoop all feature in the painting, and take the place of the orrery. -Kit Williams

In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now. The book is actually divided into five sections, through which the key character, the muse, leads us. -Kit Williams

I really feel like the gift is also the curse. It's always half-and-half. Whatever brings you the most joy will also probably bring you the most pain. Always a price to pay. -Alice Hoffman

I think a poet, like a painter, should be a craftsperson. -Anne Stevenson

I paint a slice of life, whatever it is that day. -Geoffrey Holder

We are too quick to put labels on things. It is my profession. I get up and paint. Everyone wants to put a label on it, but I am a free spirit, so I fight against that. -Geoffrey Holder

This was nostalgia in the literal Greek sense: the pain of not being able to return to one's home and family. -John Thorn

But I've never considered myself any kind of heartthrob. It sounds painful. -Gavin DeGraw

I love painting. -Heidi Klum

I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols, a language with which to remark upon the qualities of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality. -Morris Graves

The British system denied any role for human creativity, and instead argued, that if man merely followed his hedonistic desires, pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain, objective laws would naturally guide society to achieve the best allocation of wealth. -Robert Trout

From this bestial view that the human mind consists of only sense certainty, pleasure and pain, Locke developed an equally bestial theory of the nation. Man originally existed in a State of Nature of complete liberty. -Robert Trout

Just because I'm talking about something that might have been a sad or painful situation doesn't mean that I'm sad or tortured 24 hours a day any more than anybody else is. -Lucinda Williams

I want to paint Montreal as a rather fantastic city, which it was, because nobody knows today what it was like. And I'm one of the last survivors, or rapidly becoming one. -Christopher Plummer

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. -Carl Sandburg

Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger; I resisted thinking about him. I did not reread his letters to me. The experience had been too painful. -Joyce Maynard

The painter who feels obligated to depict his subjects as uniformly beautiful or handsome and without flaws will fall short of making art. -Joyce Maynard

Janis Joplin is definitely one of my biggest influences. She taught me how to feel music, and I don't think there's anyone like her that could bring such pain and emotion to a song. -LeAnn Rimes

No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth. -Martha Beck

I do house things. I paint. I do portraits. I also paint my house. -Willa Ford

Being ill like this combines shock – this time I will die – with a pain and agony that are unfamiliar, that wrench me out of myself. -Harold Brodkey

The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains. -Walter Kaufmann

So what we have tried to do in our later buildings is to try to be completely consistent, as a painter is consistent or as a sculptor is consistent. Architecture also must be very consistent. -Minoru Yamasaki

I have been criticized rather strenuously by painters and sculptors for not incorporating their work in our buildings. -Minoru Yamasaki

And I like the idea of change. Because I don't see why we should hang a painting on the wall and then just not think of it anymore because it's there like a piece of furniture. -Minoru Yamasaki

I have tried to preserve in my relationship to the film the same closeness and intimacy that exists between a painter and his canvas. -Norman McLaren

The do-it-yourself version of pensions is a flop, as many Americans have painfully learned. -William Greider

Elaine is just in pain. I think Elaine has become very, very sad woman. She is someone who is in deep need of many hours of analysis and I like to think that I'm not that type of person. -Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Our success was mainly due to the fact that we stimulated the nerves of animals that easily stood on their own feet and were not subjected to any painful stimulus either during or immediately before stimulation of their nerves. -Ivan Pavlov

Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might be beneficial. -Allen Klein

Ordinarily pleasure and pain are regarded as different from sensations. -Ernst Mach

Photography started as a means of getting reference material for my paintings of nature subjects. -Nigel Dennis

So about twenty years ago I gave up on painting – and got into terrible debt after buying a load of camera gear! -Nigel Dennis

Being in the studio is like painting, you know, you can really take your time, and try different things, and kind of go deep into it. -Rosanne Cash

Our stories are different; our pain is the same. -Betty Buckley

I know now that most people are so closely concerned with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality, I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say in paint. -Georgia O'Keeffe

I often painted fragments of things because it seemed to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could. -Georgia O'Keeffe

One can't paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt. -Georgia O'Keeffe

I retired because I had a knee injury, my cartilage was wearing out, it was painful and I couldn't put in the four hours of practice each day that I needed to. -Guy Forget

Yes, indeed, in fact I would tell you that we go out of our way to be true to the original feeling and sort of sonic and musical pallet that we painted with back then. -James Young

I tried painting for a short time and realized that I was not a child prodigy at painting. -Kim Weston

The reason that I'm an actor, or an artist, is ultimately because I'm trying to paint a self-portrait, and the most complete and beautiful self-portrait that you can. -Terrence Howard

I did a film once that I was killed in. It was a painful, horrifying day. It was a wonderful day from the standpoint of acting, but I was a wreck otherwise. -Leslie Easterbrook

I have spent much of my adult life flinching with pain as I tried to pull out the threads that bound the shadows of my past to me. -Lorna Luft

I don't paint anymore. I haven't since I abandoned it at 19, in order to begin writing seriously. -Jonathan Lethem

Stock market corrections, although painful at the time, are actually a very healthy part of the whole mechanism, because there are always speculative excesses that develop, particularly during the long bull market. -Ron Chernow

I like the theatre because you paint with broad strokes. To me the theatre is stretching its definition really far. -Ajay Naidu

It was in San Diego and I was onstage and couldn't remember how to play the guitar properly. I was in terrible pain and my nervous system was just going wild, like somebody had just run a car over me. -Andy Partridge

Therefore coercion of the non-invasive, when justifiable at all, is to be justified on the ground that it secures, not a minimum of ' invasion, but a minimum of pain. -Benjamin Tucker

As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform. But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty, other things may come into play. -Bridget Riley

In my earlier paintings, I wanted the space between the picture plane and the spectator to be active. -Bridget Riley

Elvis was rock'n'roll. He came from the poverty and the pain. -Link Wray

Soul music is pain – you can hear the slaves, the beatin' and the hurtin'. -Link Wray

People die because they find living too painful. -Malcolm Fraser

Art doesn't feed me or fill the void when I am not working. If I haven't worked for six months, I can't paint. -Rod Taylor

When I said I no longer wanted to be a painter, that I wanted to be an actor, the first thing I did was get a stinking job in an insurance building. -Rod Taylor

I go out there and get my eyes gouged, my nose busted, my body slammed. I love the pain of the game. -Dennis Rodman

We would sift through every inch of what it was that worked, or if it didn't, and wonder what was effective in it, in terms of paint, the subject matter, the size, the drawing. -Helen Frankenthaler

To give and receive love, you have to be in touch with pain, you have to be capable of provoking it and feeling it. -Jeanne Moreau

When the painting is hanging on your wall for a long time, you don't notice it. You get tired of it, even if it's a Picasso. When the next generation inherits the painting, they sell it. I don't want to be sold. -Julio Iglesias

You retire when you are sick and when you can't do it any more or when the public retires you. That's the most painful, because that's the one that leaves you wanting to accomplish more. -Julio Iglesias

Milos said, You're my first choice. From my point of view, that doesn't pay the rent. I said, Tell me what I have to do next because I'm busy painting my kitchen. -F. Murray Abraham

Not only are Christians writing about Jesus, but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus. -John Clayton

The mainstream media has chosen their candidates and their issues, and they're not the same as the GOP's. They are going to be painted as the bad guys. -Barbara Olson

I tell students they will know they are getting somewhere when a scene is so painful they can just barely bring themselves to write about it. A writer has to draw blood. -Robert Morgan

One of the biggest changes that ever occurred in my life was going from the isolation of working part-time as a house painter in Henderson County, to Cornell, where everybody was a literary person. -Robert Morgan

The classical writers… playwrights, Jacobean, Elizabethan playwrights, all showed areas of all classes and how they live and painted them pretty authentically. -Timothy West

Whatever may be said as to our relations to some other countries, I think the relations of this country to Spain offer no ties of gratitude or of blood. -Henry Cabot Lodge

We should never suffer Cuba to pass from the hands of Spain to any other European power. -Henry Cabot Lodge

Then there is a still higher type of courage – the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead. -Howard Cosell

I live in Spain. Oscars are something that are on TV Sunday night. Basically, very late at night. You don't watch, you just read the news after who won or who lost. -Javier Bardem

As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful, loving, and totally true to all his promises. -David Wilkerson

I also paint and enjoy acrylic medium; some of my close friends have paintings I did for them. -Kiana Tom

Words are made for a certain exactness of thought, as tears are for a certain degree of pain. What is least distinct cannot be named; what is clearest is unutterable. -Rene Daumal

My father suffered much and toiled painfully all his life, for he had no resources other than the proceeds of his trade from which to support himself and his wife and family. -Albrecht Durer

And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art. -Albrecht Durer

At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art. -Brian Eno

The work of a psychotherapist involves being empathic and insightful with one's patients without getting too lost in their painful stories to be helpful. -Pamela Stephenson

There was a special challenge in describing the awful childhood of a person who happens to be my own husband. It was very painful at times, for both of us. -Pamela Stephenson

And in this respect, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a tragedy, a clash between one very powerful, very convincing, very painful claim over this land and another no less powerful, no less convincing claim. -Amos Oz

It's also very painful, because I feel, and I know, probably all women my age and older feel like we're better and have more to give and are more fun now. -Barbara Hershey

Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting. -Jodie Foster

You develop a third eye where you kind of know where they are in a room at all times but no matter how vigilant you are as a parent, at some point, you'll look around a room and can't find them and there's a searing pain that goes through your body. -Jodie Foster

If I don't see my kids for six days, I start to get withdrawal pains. -Ron Silver

I can't explain why one wants to pass a particular sort of pain onto other people, but you do. -Alexis Korner

Directors say that you should get actors before they are recognized. They will be a pain or have an opinion. -Dianne Wiest

He painted me when I was young because he was in love with me, but now that he has loved me he doesn't paint me anymore. -Jane Birkin

In most places that are rich in guitar culture, everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa. In Japan there are string instruments played that way. It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks. -Kevin Eubanks

You don't need a framework. You need a painting, not a frame. -Klaus Kinski

I don't think any drug that can cause brain damage, failing kidneys, hardening arteries, pain, and suffering should be made available. -Layne Staley

If I had parallel lives to pursue, I would also want one as a painter. -Norman Spinrad

I don't know of any other creature on earth other than man that will sit in a corner and cry because of some painful experience in the past. -Pat Morita

I think I'd like to be able to heal people's pain, whether it is hunger, loneliness or whatever. -Brandi Chastain

No one can be a painter unless he cares for painting above all else. -Edouard Manet

There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see. When you've got it, you've got it. When you haven't, you begin again. All the rest is humbug. -Edouard Manet

In our own time it has been seen… that simple children, roughly brought up in the wilderness, have begun to draw by themselves, impelled by their own natural genius, instructed solely by the example of these beautiful paintings and sculptures of Nature. -Giorgio Vasari

And I started with this: I have not painted at all my childhood. In fact, I never painted. But I helped my father who was a house painter and decorative painter. He made stage sets, he made glass paintings, he made everything. -Josef Albers

Instead of art I have taught philosophy. Though technique for me is a big word, I never have taught how to paint. All my doing was to make people to see. -Josef Albers

It was my family that wanted me to be a teacher. That was safe, you see. To be a painter was terrible. -Josef Albers

My father's parents were carpenters. They were also builders partly. They were painters. And several of them were very, active in the theatre and all such nonsense, you know. -Josef Albers

Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon – it is the very heart of painting. -Josef Albers

Some days I would be there at ten in the morning and wouldn't leave till ten at night, and the others would waltz in for a couple of hours and then leave, because I was doing that painting thing. And they were happy to see that being done. -Lindsey Buckingham

When I work alone, it can be like dabbling with a canvas. Maybe you paint over bits, and it starts to form its own life and lead you off in a direction. It becomes an intuitive, subconscious process. -Lindsey Buckingham

When I work alone, my process is like painting. With Fleetwood Mac, it's more like movie making. -Lindsey Buckingham

A painter must think of everything he sees as being there entirely for his own use and pleasure. -Lucian Freud

A painter's tastes must grow out of what so obsesses him in life that he never has to ask himself what it is suitable for him to do in art. -Lucian Freud

As far as I am concerned the paint is the person. I want it to work for me just as flesh does. -Lucian Freud

I am only interested in painting the actual person, in doing a painting of them, not in using them to some ulterior end of art. For me, to use someone doing something not native to them would be wrong. -Lucian Freud

I paint people not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like, but how they happen to be. -Lucian Freud

I want paint to work as flesh. -Lucian Freud

The model should only serve the very private function for the painter of providing the starting point for his excitement. -Lucian Freud

The painter must give a completely free rein to any feeling or sensations he may have and reject nothing to which he is naturally drawn. -Lucian Freud

The painter's obsession with his subject is all that he needs to drive him to work. -Lucian Freud

The paintings that really excite me have an erotic element or side to them irrespective of subject matter. -Lucian Freud

The picture is all he feels about it, all he thinks worth preserving of it, all he invests it with. If all the qualities which a painter took from the model for his picture were really taken, no person could be painted twice. -Lucian Freud

When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won't. -Lucian Freud

My father taught me to paint when I was young with watercolors and so I learned at a very young age the essential elements of the value of light and composition. -Matthew Modine

My hobbies are painting, crafts, and I like golfing. -Nancy Kerrigan

Children's finger-painting came under the arts, but movies didn't. -Nicolas Roeg

There was a village watercolour society and they'd come and paint in my field. I watched them from the window, the way they would struggle this way and that to find the perfect moment. God has made every angle on that beautiful, and I felt that tremendously. -Nicolas Roeg

David is purely a conceptual artist. He didn't play any instruments or paint or anything. We were painters. -Tina Weymouth

Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh. This way, others' expectations can be avoided. -Tina Weymouth

After I got over the terrible pain of having something of mine taken from me, I began to think how bad everybody else must be feeling. It wasn't a nice time. -Lena Horne

There is tragic evidence to show that the paintings at the French prehistoric art sites are deteriorating. -Louis Leakey

In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them – unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event. -Theodore Bikel

Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain. -Lillie Langtry

I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already, so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting. -Max Beckmann

I believe the reason I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. -Max Beckmann

I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain. -Carol Leifer

My love for the band is still there. It hasn't changed, maybe that's why it's so painful these days. -Roger Daltrey

Nature engenders the science of painting. -Robert Delaunay

It is this research into pure painting that is the problem at the present moment. I do not know any painters in Paris who are really searching for this ideal world. -Robert Delaunay

Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting. -Robert Delaunay

I believe that the reason why I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality. -Max Beckmann

You put funny people in funny costumes and paint them green and we could talk about anything we wanted to, because that was the only thing that fascinated Gene about this particular genre. -Majel Barrett

You go through at least the first two years of Star Trek and you find some amazing stuff. Everything that was going on Gene put into the series. He just put strange costumes on the actors and painted them funny colours and left the same situation in. -Majel Barrett

This is always a pain because it's injustice too and so my response to it, I tell you what I am more surprised or horrified at Jews who forget to be humanists than I am at anybody else. -Janet Suzman

I still find that a kind of stricture of the heart happens when I see any form of bigoted or racist behaviour. I get an actual pain in my heart. -Janet Suzman

I'm very interested to see how this new painting will go – I know I want it big and stark, and as I said, I follow the muse, and that's when it always works perfectly for me. -Jackie DeShannon

When I travel, I draw and paint sketches which is great fun. And as long as you are fully aware that it has nothing to do with actual art, I think that's all right. -Arne Jacobsen

With a painter or a sculptor, one cannot begin to alter his works, but an architect has to put up with anything, because he makes utility objects – the building is there to be used, and times change. -Arne Jacobsen

I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things; to suggest, not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings. -Balthus

I will always find even the worst paintings that attempt some kind of representation better than the best invented paintings. -Balthus

Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don't know what to say about what I paint, really. -Balthus

The best way to begin is to say: Balthus is a painter of whom nothing is known. And now let us have a look at his paintings. -Balthus

The craft of painting has virtually disappeared. There is hardly anyone left who really possesses it. For evidence one has only to look at the painters of this century. -Balthus

Real painters understand with a brush in their hand. -Berthe Morisot

I felt I really wanted to back off from music completely and just work within the visual arts in some way. I started painting quite passionately at that time. -David Bowie

I believe that the great painters with their intellect as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions. -Edward Hopper

I trust Winsor and Newton and I paint directly upon it. -Edward Hopper

If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint. -Edward Hopper

It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method. -Edward Hopper

Maybe I am not very human – what I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house. -Edward Hopper

The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art, but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting. -Edward Hopper

Well, I have a very simple method of painting. -Edward Hopper

Slowly poetry becomes visual because it paints images, but it is also musical: it unites two arts into one. -Eugenio Montale

As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien. -Gavin Bryars

The civil war which has so long prevailed between Spain and the Provinces in South America still continues, without any prospect of its speedy termination. -James Monroe

The right of self defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals, and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or by those who abuse her power, its obligation is not the less strong. -James Monroe

At that time, I had recently finished a book called Amazing Grace, which many people tell me is a very painful book to read. Well, if it was painful to read, it was also painful to write. I had pains in my chest for two years while I was writing that book. -Jonathan Kozol

Painters were also attorneys, happy storytellers of anecdote, psychologists, botanists, zoologists, archaeologists, engineers, but there were no creative painters. -Kazimir Malevich

Clem had made it known that Pollock was a great painter. -Kenneth Noland

I think of painting without subject matter as music without words. -Kenneth Noland

The anarchist painter is not the one who will create anarchist pictures, but the one who will fight with all his individuality against official conventions. -Paul Signac

What I wish to show when I paint is the way I see things with my eyes and in my heart. -Raoul Dufy

For example, in painting the form arises from abstract elements of line and color, while in cinema the material concreteness of the image within the frame presents – as an element – the greatest difficulty in manipulation. -Sergei Eisenstein

Language is much closer to film than painting is. -Sergei Eisenstein

Now why should the cinema follow the forms of theater and painting rather than the methodology of language, which allows wholly new concepts of ideas to arise from the combination of two concrete denotations of two concrete objects? -Sergei Eisenstein

Maybe I'll paint, do photography, just something else. I can see that. -Steven Soderbergh

My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being. -Wole Soyinka

Good painting is like good cooking; it can be tasted, but not explained. -Maurice de Vlaminck

An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature. -Auguste Renoir

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience. -Archibald MacLeish

People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography. -Robert Mapplethorpe

Cartooning at its best is a fine art. I'm a cartoonist who works in the medium of animation, which also allows me to paint my cartoons. -Ralph Bakshi

The scenarios of biological or chemical warfare painted in detail by the American media during the months after September 11 only betray the inability of the government to determine the magnitude of the danger. -Jurgen Habermas

I fell in love with Neil's pain. We were in this cocoon of intensity. Neil and I were uniquely in the same position at the same time, having overwhelming success facing us. -Carrie Snodgress

If he sees nothing within, then he should stop painting what is in front of him. -Caspar David Friedrich

The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him, but also what he sees inside himself. -Caspar David Friedrich

After tea it's back to painting – a large poplar at dusk with a gathering storm. From time to time instead of this evening painting session I go bowling in one of the neighbouring villages, but not very often. -Gustav Klimt

I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I'm not certain of whether it's true. -Gustav Klimt

If the weather is good I go into the nearby wood – there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun) with a few conifers mixed in. This takes until 8 'o clock. -Gustav Klimt

Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session and instead study my Japanese books in the open. -Gustav Klimt

There is nothing that special to see when looking at me. I'm a painter who paints day in day out, from morning till evening – figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits. -Gustav Klimt

To walk behind others on a road you are traveling together, to give precedence to others without envy – this is painful for an individual and painful for a nation. -Gustav Stresemann

The musician writes for the orchestra what his inner voice sings to him; the painter rarely relies without disadvantage solely upon the images which his inner eye presents to him; nature gives him his forms, study governs his combinations of them. -Hermann Ebbinghaus

Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth. -Mary Antin

We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful. -Mary Antin

When I get my hands on painting materials I don't give a damn about other people's painting… every generation must start again afresh. -Maurice de Vlaminck

But when I worked on a painting I would do it from a drawing but I would put certain things I was fairly sure I wanted in the painting, and then collage on the painting with printed dots or painted paper or something before I really committed it. -Roy Lichtenstein

I kind of do the drawing with the painting in mind, but it's very hard to guess at a size or a color and all the colors around it and what it will really look like. -Roy Lichtenstein

I think that most people think painters are kind of ridiculous, you know? -Roy Lichtenstein

Picasso's always been such a huge influence that I thought when I started the cartoon paintings that I was getting away from Picasso, and even my cartoons of Picasso were done almost to rid myself of his influence. -Roy Lichtenstein

Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself. -Roy Lichtenstein

Yes, you know sometimes, we started out thinking out how strange our painting was next to normal painting, which was anything expressionist. You forget that this has been thirty five years now and people don't look at it as if it were some kind of oddity. -Roy Lichtenstein

I didn't have any real art training, but when I was about twelve nad thirteen, another boy and I went to a sign painter's house every Friday night and took lessons. -Rube Goldberg

I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality… to protect myself. -Alberto Giacometti

I've tried doing so, for it was never my intention to paint only with gray. But in the course of my work I have eliminated one color after another, and what has remained is gray, gray, gray! -Alberto Giacometti

If only someone else could paint what I see, it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all. -Alberto Giacometti

A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel. -Elizabeth Blackwell

This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting. -Fernand Leger

My only objective is to paint a Christ so moving that those who see him will be converted. -Georges Rouault

If a servant strives to please his master and studies and takes pains to do it, I believe there are but few masters who would use such a servant cruelly. -Jupiter Hammon

The painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand. -Yves Tanguy

The wages of pedantry is pain. -Carroll O'Connor

I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought. -Janis Joplin

I apply paint directly from the tube and with my fingers. -John Dyer

I decided to become a painter when my first four paintings where all published and attracted a great deal of interest. I exhibited one of them and it was sold. -John Dyer

I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life. My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early age I have spent time painting and drawing. -John Dyer

I have improved the way in which I paint. The colours are cleaner and there is more energy in the brush work. -John Dyer

I paint what I see, not what a camera would see. -John Dyer

I really enjoy squeezing out a big lump of paint directly onto the canvas and leaving it; fresh, immediate and sometimes shocking. -John Dyer

I still take photographs for my own use, personal studies. I do not feel that I can fully express my views through the medium and this is why I have moved towards painting. -John Dyer

I want to paint big, bright, optimistic pictures of the place I love. -John Dyer

My father is a well known artist, Ted Dyer, who has been painting for many years. Our work is very different, but growing up surrounded by paintings, paints, easels and art books does have an effect. -John Dyer

Painting is really good fun, I have always enjoyed it. As long as I paint what I want with the freedom that I enjoy, I never tire. -John Dyer

The majority of my work is from life. I spend most fine days from May to October painting outside. -John Dyer

The paintings by Van Gough and Chagall had a big influence on me. -John Dyer

While I was at college studying design I decided to paint. I was also greatly inspired by the colours that I had seen on my travels in the Brazilian Rain forest. -John Dyer

You can't work in the movies. Movies are all about lighting. Very few filmmakers will concentrate on the story. You get very little rehearsal time, so anything you do onscreen is a kind of speed painting. -John Malkovich

Some people are born gardeners, some are politicians. I was an actor. It took a great deal of pain before I figured that out. I didn't relate to most of it. -Kathleen Quinlan

Compared to dancing, films seemed to me to be the work of lay bums. There was no physical pain; it was enough to say and imagine what was in the script. It was very easy for me. -Victoria Abril

Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges. -Anna Lindh

Intellectuals, academics, writers and poets were an important force in the early groups of volunteers. They had the means to get to Spain and were accustomed to travelling, whereas very few workers had left British shores. -Bill Alexander

The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain. -Bill Alexander

The pains of disconcerted or frustrated habits, and the inherent pleasure there is in following them, are motives which nature has put into our wills without generally caring to inform us why; and she sometimes decrees, indeed, that her reasons shall not be ours. -Chauncey Wright

It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys. -Emil Zatopek

Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy – not defeat or death. -Whittaker Chambers

I was tortured fifteen times, that's total submission. They did that with shutting off your blood circulation with ropes, giving you claustrophobia and pain at the same time, bending you double. -James Stockdale

I have prayed to God that he give me the strength to survive each day and to face those times in my life that will be extremely painful. I have put my total faith in God, and he will take care of me. -Susan Smith

No amounts of stone and bone could yield the kinds of information that the paintings gave so freely. -Mary Leakey

Never buy four C-plus paintings when you can buy one A. -Walter Annenberg

American poetry, like American painting, is always personal with an emphasis on the individuality of the poet. -Diane Wakoski

In some ways that fight gave me more respect around the world and helped me be even more popular because so many people felt my pain and saw that I was robbed. -Marvin Hagler

I wanted to make these people real, not like they were in a painting. Like these are people who don't know they're in a period movie. Those concerns are incredibly immediate. -Neil LaBute

The administration needs to speak honestly with the American people. Exaggerating our progress in defeating the insurgency or in creating an Iraqi army paints a dangerous picture. -Sherrod Brown

We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury. -Franz Beckenbauer

And it is because a series of elements in Spanish life which operate today the same way as they did in the times of Blanco White made obvious my relationship with him, based on a similarity in Spain's condition. -Juan Goytisolo

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