Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
An artist needn’t be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination do not become the slave of your model.
Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.
I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.