Georgia O'Keefe Quotes


16 Georgia O'Keefe quotes:



"I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at - not copy it."
"Anyone who doesn't feel the crosses simply doesn't get that country."
"I know now that most people are so closely concerned with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality, I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say in paint."
"I often painted fragments of things because it seemed to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could."
"Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time."
"One can't paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt."
"There was a long weathered carpenter's bench under the tall tree in front of the little old house that Lawrence had lived in there."
"I believe I would rather have Stieglitz like something - anything I had done - than anyone else I know."
"I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me - shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down."
"I said to myself, I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me - shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down."
"It was all so far away - there was quiet and an untouched feel to the country and I could work as I pleased."
"To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage."
"I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught."
"I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree, past the trunk and up into the branches. It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree."
"My first memory is of the brightness of light - light all around. I was sitting among pillows on a quilt on the ground - very large white pillows."
"To see takes time, like to have a friend takes time."



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