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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 Sloan

There has been talk of the risks this painting took by leaving the Louvre. But the risks taken by the boys who landed one day in Normandy-to say nothing of those who had preceded them 25 years before-were much more certain. - Andre Malraux

I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it. - Steven Wright

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

One never knows what one is going to do. One starts a painting and then it becomes something quite different. - Pablo Picasso

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

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

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

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