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Type: Artist
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 07/14/1834




 

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If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible.
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I am not arguing with you - I am telling you.
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To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano.
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I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.
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It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.
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The vast majority of English folk cannot and will not consider a picture as a picture, apart from any story which it may be supposed to tell.
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An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
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I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.
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You shouldn't say it is not good. You should say, you do not like it; and then, you know, you're perfectly safe.
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An artist's career always begins tomorrow.
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Work alone will efface the footsteps of work.
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I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the ameteur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.
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The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many.
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It would have been called provincial and barbarous; it would have been cited as an incident of low civilization to confuse such art.
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