„Paint what you like and die happy“

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Henry Miller Foto
Henry Miller11
US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Maler 1891 - 1980

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Giorgio Morandi Foto

„.. before I die I should like to bring two paintings to completion. What matters is to touch the limit, the essence of things.“

—  Giorgio Morandi Italian painter 1890 - 1964

in an interview, Sept. 1939; as quoted in Morandi 1894 – 1964, ed: M. C. Bandera & R. Miracco, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, 2008; p. 44
1925 - 1945

Nikita Khrushchev Foto

„Don't you know how to paint? My grandson will paint it better! What is this? Are you men or damned pederasts? How can you paint like that? Do you have a conscience?“

—  Nikita Khrushchev First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1894 - 1971

Said to avant-garde artists Ely Bielutin and Ernst Neizvestny during a visit to their exhibition (1 December 1962)

Robert Henri Foto

„Paint what you feel. Paint what you see. Paint what is real to you.“

—  Robert Henri American painter 1865 - 1929

Quelle: Henri, Robert (2007) [1923], p. 285.

„I'd be happy to die for a taste of what Angel had… Someone to live for… Unafraid to say 'I love you!“

—  Jonathan Larson American composer and playwright 1960 - 1996

Quelle: Rent (1996)

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Foto

„What I always longed to do was to be able to paint like I can draw, most artists would tell you that, they would all like to paint like they can draw.“

—  David Hockney British artist 1937

From a series of interviews with Marco Livingstone (April 22 - May 7, 1980 and July 6 - 7, 1980) quoted in Livingstone's David Hockney (1981), p. 207
1980s

Drew Barrymore Foto
Robert Fulghum Foto

„And sure, I know if you eat this way you'll die. So? If you don't eat this way you're still going to die. Why not die happy?“

—  Robert Fulghum, buch All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Quelle: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Stephen King Foto

„no one dies happy, you can only die well“

—  Stephen King, buch Different Seasons

Quelle: Different Seasons

Woody Allen Foto

„The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

Quelle: Woody Allen on Woody Allen

Frida Kahlo Foto
Celeste Ng Foto

„You don't feel like smiling? Then what? Force yourself to smile. Act as if you were already happy, and that will tend to make you happy.“

—  Celeste Ng, buch Everything I Never Told You: A Novel

Quelle: Everything I Never Told You

Robinson Jeffers Foto

„Happy people die whole, they are all dissolved in a moment,
they have had what they wanted“

—  Robinson Jeffers American poet 1887 - 1962

"Post Mortem" in The Women at Point Sur (1927)

Arshile Gorky Foto
Charles James Fox Foto

„I die happy.“

—  Charles James Fox British Whig statesman 1749 - 1806

Last words. Quoted in Lord John Russell Life and Times of C J Fox, Vol.3 (1860), Ch. 9.
1800s

Paul Cézanne Foto

„You positively paint like a madman.“

—  Paul Cézanne French painter 1839 - 1906

As quoted in: 'Mercure de France', 16 December 1908, p. 607
remark to Vincent van Gogh, ca. 1886 in Paris. Van Gogh showed Cezanne some of his recent paintings, he recently made in Paris
Quotes of Paul Cezanne, 1880s - 1890s

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