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painting Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes about painting
  1. #1
    “One could talk of painting then seriously to a man. Indeed, his friendship had been one of the pleasures of her life. She loved William Bankes.”
  2. #2
    “Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long-handled brush. He surveyed the fence, and all gladness left him and a deep melancholy settled down upon his spirit. Thirty yards of board fence nine feet high. Life to him seemed hollow, and existence but a burden.”
  3. #3
    “The painting ... represented something lost, something I had never had, would never have. ”
  4. #4
    ″‘I don’t think (Newt’s painting is) very nice,’ Angela complained. ‘I think it’s ugly, but I don’t know anything about modern art. Sometimes I wish Newt would take some lessons, so he could know for sure if he was doing something or not.‘”
  5. #5
    “Newt remained curled in the chair. He held out his painty hands as though a cat’s cradle were strung between them. ‘No wonder kids grow up crazy. A cat’s cradle is nothing but a bunch of X’s between somebody’s hands, and little kids look and look and look at all those X’s….‘”
  6. #6
    ″‘Papa, the son’s feeling will be hurt if he sees this. He wouldn’t be pleased. We should paint over it.’
    ‘I’m glad you feel that way. That’s exactly what we should do. We need to look inside the house too, but it will take some time to go through their things.‘”
  7. #7
    “For Monet, on this occasion, water lilies were the measure of water lilies; and so he painted them.”
  8. #8
    “Who cares? Kingdoms rise and fall. Just don’t burn the paintings in the Louvre, that’s all.”