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Paul Cezanne Quotes


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Tell me, do you think I'm going mad? I sometimes wonder, you know.
 

The artist makes things concrete and gives them individuality.
 

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
[Art]
 

The clear French landscape is as pure as a verse of Racine.
 

The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
 

The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
 

The painter must enclose himself within his work; he must respond not with words, but with paintings.
 

The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it.
 

The world doesn't understand me and I don't understand the world, that's why I've withdrawn from it.
 

There are two things in the painter, the eye and the mind; each of them should aid the other.
 

Two sittings a day of my models and I'm totally exhausted.
 

We live in a rainbow of chaos.
 

We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature.
 

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.
[Art]
 

With a painter's temperament, all that's needed are the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public.
 

With an apple I will astonish Paris.
 

You say a new era in art is preparing; you sensed it coming; continue your studies without weakening. God will do the rest.
 


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