Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
What is art? Nature concentrated.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.
How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
Nature does not make leaps.
In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.
To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
Nature is made to conspire with spirit to emancipate us.
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.
The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.
Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.
Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.
Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
Throb thine with Nature's throbbing breast.
Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.
I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory.
Nature does nothing in vain.
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.