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Alberto Giacometti Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Alberto Giacometti Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

That's the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture,
the more impossible it becomes to finish it.
- Alberto Giacometti

All I can do will only ever be a faint image of what
I see and my success will always be less than my failure
or perhaps equal to the failure.
- Alberto Giacometti

Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead
of me to discover and create.
I want something, but I won't know what it is until I succeed in doing it.
- Alberto Giacometti

Whores are the most honest girls.
They present the bill right away.
- Alberto Giacometti

 

If only someone else could paint what I see,
it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all.
- Alberto Giacometti

Only reality interests me now and I know I could spend
the rest of my life in copying a chair.
- Alberto Giacometti

When you look at art made by other people,
you see what you need to see in it.
- Alberto Giacometti


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I don't know if I work in order to do something,
or in order to know why I can't do what I want to do.
- Alberto Giacometti

It was always disappointing to see that what I could
really master in terms of form boiled down to so little.
- Alberto Giacometti

Once the object has been constructed,
I have a tendency to discover in it,
transformed and displaced,
images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me.
- Alberto Giacometti

The older I grow, the more I find myself alone.
- Alberto Giacometti

I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality...
to protect myself.
- Alberto Giacometti

It is impossible to do a thing the way I see it because
the closer I get the more differently I see.
- Alberto Giacometti

I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre.
I have copied everything in drawing,
trying to understand.
- Alberto Giacometti

In the past I have never thought about loneliness when working,
and I don't think about it now.
Yet there must be a reason for the fact that so many people talk about it.
- Alberto Giacometti

In every work of art the subject is primordial,
whether the artist knows it or not.
The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign
of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject;
the form is always in proportion to the obsession.
- Alberto Giacometti

All the sculptures of today, like those of the past,
will end one day in pieces...
So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in
its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life.
- Alberto Giacometti

I've tried doing so, for it was never my intention to paint only with gray.
But in the course of my work I have eliminated one color after another,
and what has remained is gray, gray,
gray!
- Alberto Giacometti

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

The food at this place is really terrible ...
and such small portions.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world,
and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
- Winston Churchill

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted
is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

The most terrible poverty is loneliness
and the feeling of being unloved.
- Mother Teresa

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant
leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror.
As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.
- Carl Jung

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word -
religion.
Then I go out and paint the stars.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Dad, I'm in some trouble.
There's been an accident and you're going to hear all
sorts of things about me from now on.
Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the
part of a great many people to the effect that when
you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
- Louis Kronenberger

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.
- Sydney Pollack

It is well that war is so terrible.
We should grow too fond of it.
- Robert E. Lee

My accent remained terrible.
It was very hard for me to initiate any conversation
with someone I didn't know.
- Lawrence Welk

The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me,
but that of books most of all.
- William Dean Howells

It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself
in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.
- Doris Lessing

I was terrible at straight items.
When I wrote obituaries, my mother said the only thing
I ever got them to do was die in alphabetical order.
- Erma Bombeck

Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible.
God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

It's a terrible thing to speak well and be wrong.
- Sophocles

The scientific and technological discoveries that have
made war so infinitely more terrible for us are part
of the same process that has knit us all so much more closely together.
- Lester B. Pearson

It's silly to keep people alive who have a terrible disease.
- Imogen Cunningham

Eternity's a terrible thought.
I mean, where's it all going to end?
- Tom Stoppard

It evolved from my experience in the fifties,
growing up during the McCarthy era, and hearing a lot
of assumptions that America was wonderful and Communism was terrible.
- Warren Farrell

We think it will be shortly afterwards,
but it seems a terrible thing to gamble with such big
stakes in diplomacy without having your master card in your hand.
- Henry L. Stimson

My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
- Michel de Montaigne

Double-digit inflation is a terrible thing -
and it got up to 14 or 15 percent on a monthly basis for a while,
shortly after I became chairman of the Fed.
- Paul A. Volcker

Some people have a terrible stretch between family and work.
It is a difficult thing to achieve.
- Julie Walters

We just sent our condolences to the President of the
United States and the American people on what is a terrible,
terrible tragedy.
- Helen Clark

It is terrible to speak of you, Liberty,
for one who lives without you.
- Jose Marti

I was in love once, and it was terrible.
- Gloria Trevi

We got rid of a terrible dictator.
We gave the Iraqi people an opportunity for a new life
under a representative form of government.
- Colin Powell

Justice is a terrible but necessary thing.
- Jessamyn West

I was a terrible English student.
- Leon Uris

Sharp nostalgia, infinite and terrible,
for what I already possess.
- Juan Ramon Jimenez

Well I certainly have learned and I hope I'm moving
on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment.
- Jeffrey Archer

You know, it is a terrible thing to appear on television,
because people think that you actually know what you're talking about.
- David Attenborough

I am subject to very powerful lows.
When you have highs, you have terrible lows.
When you pinpoint that you are responsible for everything that happens to you,
it is very frightening.
- Jeanne Moreau

It's a terrible thing to be alone - yes it is -
it is - but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath -
as terrible as you like -
but a mask.
- Katherine Mansfield

If a politician murders his mother, the first response
of the press or of his opponents will likely be not
that it was a terrible thing to do,
but rather that in a statement made six years before
he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
- Meg Greenfield

The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears,
and takes more forms hollow, heartless,
mirthless, maniacal.
- James Thurber

If he is a ghost, then it's very disappointing for me,
because he is banished in the story,
and that could mean that he won't be coming back,
and that would be terrible, wouldn't it?
- Paul Darrow

Americans have discovered the fragility of life,
that ominous fragility that the rest of the world either
already experienced or is experiencing now with terrible intensity.
- Jose Saramago

There are people who are very resourceful,
at being remorseful, and who apparently feel that the
best way to make friends is to do something terrible and then make amends.
- Ogden Nash

Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible.
If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
- George Balanchine


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