James Whistler Quotes


17 James Whistler quotes:



"The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many"
Author: Whistler Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring."
"An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision."
"It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait."
"I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five."
"It would have been called provincial and barbarous; it would have been cited as an incident of low civilization to confuse such art."
"You shouldn't say it is not good. You should say, you do not like it; and then, you know, you're perfectly safe."
"An artist's career always begins tomorrow."
"I am not arguing with you - I am telling you."
"If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible."
"The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many."
"The vast majority of English folk cannot and will not consider a picture as a picture, apart from any story which it may be supposed to tell."
"To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano."
"Work alone will efface the footsteps of work."
"If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible"
"Art happens no hovel is safe from it, no Prince may depend upon it, the vastest intelligence cannot bring it about, and puny efforts to make it universal end in quaint comedy, and coarse farce"
"To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano"
Author: Whistler Quotes Category: Nature Quotes



inspirational quote database

Successories, the leaders of inspiration and motivation, has unlocked iQuote: The Inspirational Quote Database, a curated collection of the most inspirational quotes. Raise your iQ and become a Quoteologist today!