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Canvas Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Canvas are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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The canvas of life awaits you -
the painter of your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

 

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas,
a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
- Edward Steichen

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
- Voltaire

I never know what I'm going to put on the canvas.
The canvas paints itself.
I'm just the middleman.
- Peter Max


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The print on canvas is the closest to the original work.
I personally sign them as well.
- Dwayne Hickman

I'll take anything and slap it on a canvas.
- Matthew Lawrence

Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas
of their lives like an artist gaining perspective.
They make their lives a work of art -
an individual masterpiece.
- Denis Waitley

An actor is an actor is an actor.
The less personality an actor has off stage the better.
A blank canvas on which to draw the characters he plays.
- Arthur Lowe

Throughout the time in which I am working on a canvas
I can feel how I am beginning to love it,
with that love which is born of slow comprehension.
- Joan Miro

I sometimes have a horrible fear of turning up a canvas of mine.
I'm always afraid of finding a monster in place of
the precious jewels I thought I had put there!
- Camille Pissarro

The colors live a remarkable life of their own after
they have been applied to the canvas.
- Edvard Munch

A revised schedule is to business what a new season
is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

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

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.
- Danny Kaye

It's so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas.
- Paul Cezanne

And I usually use myself as a model,
posing in front of a mirror as I dab the strokes on the canvas.
- Cleo Moore

The Pistols were like my work of art.
They were my canvas.
- Malcolm Mclaren

Deals are my art form.
Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry.
I like making deals, preferably big deals.
That's how I get my kicks.
- Edward Koch

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

Had he learned to draw, M. Renoir would have made a
very pleasing canvas out of his 'Boating Party'.
- Albert Wolff

Bill Evans is a real serious jazz pianist who,
in my book, crossed over boundaries in terms of color.
He used the piano as his canvas.
- Roberta Flack

I have tried to preserve in my relationship to the
film the same closeness and intimacy that exists between
a painter and his canvas.
- Norman McLaren

A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.
- Charles Dudley Warner

I go to make art as who I am as a person.
The fact that I am a woman comes into play maybe in
the kinds of things I'm interested in or in the way I structure a canvas.
- Judy Chicago

An empty canvas is a living wonder...
far lovelier than certain pictures.
- Wassily Kandinsky

I don't like poetry that just slaps violent words on a canvas,
as it were.
- Anne Stevenson

The animation of the canvas is one of the hardest problems of painting.
- Alfred Sisley

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

So Pa sold the little house.
He sold the cow and calf.
He made hickory bows and fastened them upright to the wagon box.
Ma helped him stretch white canvas over them.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen.
I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.
- Rudolph Valentino

You can always draw as well as you know how to.
I flatter myself that I feel more than I express on canvas;
but I know that is not so.
- William Morris Hunt

I am an artist.
The track is my canvas, and the car is my brush.
- Graham Hill

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

My training was that you fill in the canvas where it
needs colour and polishing.
You start with the words on the first night and keep adding bits of business.
- Ron Moody

I get to experiment with a lot of looks with my character
so that's really fun for me.
It's like getting to paint a new canvas everyday.
- Sophia Bush

I was blown away by being able to color.
Then I started to draw...
bringing a blank white canvas to life was fascinating.
- James De La Vega

The important thing is to remember what most impressed
you and to put it on canvas as fast as possible.
- Pierre Bonnard

The artist discards all theories, both his own and those of others.
He forgets everything when he is in front of his canvas.
- Georges Rouault

I believe that the great painters with their intellect
as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium
of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions.
- Edward Hopper

And so my militant philosophy is this:
to make with a brush on canvas is a simple direct delight-to
make with the movie is the same.
- Norman McLaren

I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting.
- Jackson Pollock

When you give an artist a canvas, you shouldn't tell
him exactly how much paint to put on it,
or exactly how sharp the images should be.
You should let the artist get going.
- Reed Hundt

Cover the canvas at the first go, then work at it until
you see nothing more to add.
- Camille Pissarro

An empty canvas is full.
- Robert Rauschenberg

Once you have the pattern of life of this person,
the choreography, so to speak, you have the canvas
that you present eight times a week,
not without feeling underneath it, but it's not as
churning as the discovery process was.
- Linda Lavin

You know when you take the paint off an old canvas
and you discover that something's been painted underneath
it? That's what I feel like -
that part of the old is coming through the new.
- Carly Simon

I came to feel very, very sentimental about those sets,
which is ludicrous, because they represent everything
which is transitory and insubstantial.
It's absurd that one should feel sentimental about timber and canvas.
- Patrick Stewart

It's a marvellous life, a gregarious life that we've had.
We're very lucky in that way.
Unlike writers or painters, we don't sit down in front
of a blank canvas and say,
'How do I start? Where do I start?'
- Albert Finney

You would hardly believe how difficult it is to place
a figure alone on a canvas,
and to concentrate all the interest on this single
and universal figure and still keep it living and real.
- Edouard Manet

One can see that a canvas is six feet by eight feet,
say, quite accurately.
But you can spend two minutes and think it's five,
or thirty seconds and it's just a different bed for activities there.
- Robert Rauschenberg

When I work alone, it can be like dabbling with a canvas.
Maybe you paint over bits, and it starts to form its
own life and lead you off in a direction.
It becomes an intuitive, subconscious process.
- Lindsey Buckingham

Whatever an artist's personal feelings are,
as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it,
he becomes historical.
He acts from or upon other artists.
- Willem de Kooning

I've got a vendetta to destroy the Net,
to make everyone go to the library.
I love the organic thing of pen and paper,
ink on canvas.
I love going down to the library, the feel and smell of books.
- Joseph Fiennes

I deliberately, in a way, went for something that was
a huge challenge and was a big period film.
I was excited about the canvas on which I could tell
the story as much as the story itself.
- Sam Mendes

The prisoners for better security against conversation
shall have a canvas bag put over the head of each and tied around the neck,
with a holes for proper breathing and eating,
but not seeing.
- Edwin M. Stanton

It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business,
as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with,
adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil.
I use as little oil as I can possibly help,
and that's my method.
- Edward Hopper

When I was in art college, I would be painting,
and I would create something on a canvas that was actually quite attractive.
But if I got frightened and tried to protect that,
that canvas would die.
- Michael Ironside

It gave me a moment of exquisite satisfaction to find
myself moving away from civilisation in this rude canvas
canoe of a model that has served primitive races since men first went to sea.
- John Millington Synge

I do not feel any artist can produce great art without
putting great personality into it.
It is always a piece of you that goes on the screen or the canvass.
- Joe Murray

But I think that's a particular kind of experience
involving a certain immediacy between you and the canvass,
you and the particular kind of experience of that particular moment.
- Donald Judd

If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a
hundred canvases on the same theme.
- Pablo Picasso

The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion,
and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person.
- Charles Babbage

Indeed; peace literature is almost exclusively read,
though to good effect, by pacifists,
while what is needed is the canvassing of those who
have not so far been won to the cause.
- Fredrik Bajer

There are a lot of people who worked extremely hard
in the election who are still organized who know how
to do door to door and phone canvassing,
who know how to raise money.
- Patricia Ireland

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

A friend in need is a friend indeed.
- Latin Proverb

We must, indeed, all hang together or,
most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin


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