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Francois Auguste Rene Rodin (1840-1917) French sculptor

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I invent nothing, I re-discover. - Francois Auguste Rene Rodin


I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need. - Francois Auguste Rene Rodin


To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth. - Francois Auguste Rene Rodin


Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated. - Francois Auguste Rene Rodin


To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature. - Francois Auguste Rene Rodin


There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us; she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect. - Francois Auguste Rene Rodin


Nobody does good to man with impunity. - Francois Auguste Rene Rodin


The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation. - Francois Auguste Rene Rodin


There are things that other people do not see: unknown depths, the wellsprings of life. - Francois Auguste Rene Rodin


The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him. - Francois Auguste Rene Rodin