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Alexander Calder Quotes

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

I paint with shapes.
- Alexander Calder

Related topics: Art

To an engineer, good enough means perfect.
With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.
- Alexander Calder

My fan mail is enormous.
Everyone is under six.
- Alexander Calder

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

Paint Your Life In Bold Colors.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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Be an Original, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat, dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to paint life in bold colors.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to paint in bold colors,
set today's rhythm with my heart-drum,
walk today's march with courage,
create today as my celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I boldly paint my dreams upon the canvas of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Paint My Life In Bold Colors.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale,
you could not ignore its beauty.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
- Honore de Balzac

The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes,
foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two.
- Tony Snow

I don't paint things.
I only paint the difference between things.
- Henri Matisse

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'
then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
- Pablo Picasso

It does not matter how badly you paint so long as you
don't paint badly like other people.
- George Edward Moore

Learning lines is on my mind until I do know them.
I'll read the paper or paint the house to keep from starting to memorize.
I've never found an easy way.
- Paul Lynde

Know what you're trying to do before you do it.
Turning knobs at random isn't enlightening any more
than throwing paint at a wall blindfolded will let
you paint a nice picture.
- Steve Albini

Sometimes I really want to paint somebody and I don't
get a photograph that I want to work from.
- Chuck Close

Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding
of where he was in the history of where he came from
doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting.
- Jodie Foster

I paint from the top down.
From the sky, then the mountains, then the hills,
then the houses, then the cattle, and then the people.
- Grandma Moses

Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses?
Girls are so much prettier.
- Marie Laurencin

Maybe I am not very human - what I wanted to do was
to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
- Edward Hopper

Be aware of wonder.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and
draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
- Robert Fulghum

Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on.
- Terry Brooks

It took me four years to paint like Raphael,
but a lifetime to paint like a child.
- Pablo Picasso

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

I paint my own reality.
The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to,
and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.
- Frida Kahlo

We are too quick to put labels on things.
It is my profession.
I get up and paint.
Everyone wants to put a label on it,
but I am a free spirit,
so I fight against that.
- Geoffrey Holder

People were very affected by the war.
But it didn't mean you stopped painting unless you
were called into the Army;
then you just couldn't paint.
But otherwise one continued.
- Lee Krasner

It is no use painting the foot of the tree white,
the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.
- Aime Cesaire

Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.
- Bill Hicks

I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of
the shadows and the different greens in the trees,
but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.
- Grandma Moses

A painter paints his pictures on canvas.
But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
We provide the music, and you provide the silence.
- Leopold Stokowski

I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols,
a language with which to remark upon the qualities
of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality.
- Morris Graves

Usually I am on a work for a long stretch,
until a moment arrives when the air of the arbitrary vanishes,
and the paint falls into positions that feel destined.
- Philip Guston

Home is our sanctuary, where we:
relax into being ourselves,
play with our inner child,
paint the walls green and pink,
dig in the dirt,
grow something,
love somebody else,
love ourselves even more,
snuggle with a warm blanket on a Sunday afternoon,
hang "go away" on the door whenever we want,
clean and tidy often... or never,
launch from and return to,
are truly ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No, I didn't become disenchanted.
I just couldn't paint like them.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

We know evolution happened because innumerable bits
of data from myriad fields of science conjoin to paint
a rich portrait of life's pilgrimage.
- Michael Shermer

I apply paint directly from the tube and with my fingers.
- John Dyer

Although I still occasionally paint and draw,
my life has now been shaped by my writing.
- Russell Banks

The way money goes so fast these days,
they should paint racing stripes on it.
- Mark Russell

The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint,
but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic
colours breaking through.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Anyone who has that weird volition to become an actor
probably has a weird volition to do lots of other creative things -
to write,
to play music, to paint, to cook.
- Minnie Driver

My father taught me to paint when I was young with
watercolors and so I learned at a very young age the
essential elements of the value of light and composition.
- Matthew Modine

I just think that it's maybe fashionable today to try
to take individual actions and individual failures
and take the broadest possible brush and try to paint a company.
- Lee Scott

Cartooning at its best is a fine art.
I'm a cartoonist who works in the medium of animation,
which also allows me to paint my cartoons.
- Ralph Bakshi

I still love a lot of the guys who just paint.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

I decided that what I really wanted to do was go off and paint.
- Jim Henson

What I wish to show when I paint is the way I see things
with my eyes and in my heart.
- Raoul Dufy

I paint a slice of life, whatever it is that day.
- Geoffrey Holder

To paint is a possessing rather than a picturing.
- Philip Guston

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative
painter than to paint a rose,
because before he can do so he has first to forget
all the roses that were ever painted.
- Henri Matisse

What she did was to open our eyes to details of country
life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and
getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.
- Laurie Lee

If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
- Edward Hopper

I really enjoy squeezing out a big lump of paint directly
onto the canvas and leaving it;
fresh,
immediate and sometimes shocking.
- John Dyer

You treat the air as a canvas and the paint is the
chords that come through your fingers,
out of the keyboard.
- Pharrell Williams

Painters must speak through paint, not through words.
- Hans Hofmann

I don't have much of a problem with interruptions.
I keep a detailed record of paint and materials as a work on each painting.
I can restart exactly where I left off.
- Mike Thompson

It's such a human condition, whether you're a great
track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors -
someone knows who you are.
- Tony Curtis

See, when I paint, it is an experience that,
at its best, is transcending reality.
- Keith Haring

It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to have to paint it.
- Steven Wright

Well, I am not interested in the kind of expression
that you have when you paint a painting with brush strokes.
It's all right, but it's already done and I want to do something new.
- Donald Judd

If you know somethin' well, you can always paint it
but people would be better off buyin' chickens.
- Grandma Moses

An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside
jobs which enable him to paint.
A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.
- Ben Shahn


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