Top 625 Paint Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Paint Quotes from famous people such as Jamie Hewlett, Ashley Jensen, David Hockney, Grace Slick, James Ivory, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I can draw and paint in many different styles, and use

I can draw and paint in many different styles, and use different mediums to create work.
Jamie Hewlett
As a child, I always chose a false nose and some face paint and a wig for my birthday.
Ashley Jensen
I’ve always wanted to be able to paint the dawn.
David Hockney
People ask me why I don’t paint oils. It takes too long. Cleaning brushes in linseed oil, and it takes six months to really dry, and all this. I don’t have that kind of time. I work with acrylic. It’s water based. You can clean it under water. If you spill it on yourself, you just throw it in the washing machine.
Grace Slick
I learned to paint in a historical method. First through watercolours and then through oil. Then, when I went to college and to the school of architecture, I took up modern painting.
James Ivory
Yeah, I paint in my spare time, just to relax myself and wind down a bit.
Tyson Chandler
Anything can be taken out of context and anything you say or do is not necessarily an accurate reflection of who you are in your totality. There are small moments of your life that when taken into account with the rest of your life start to paint a picture.
Sam Levinson
I was inspired by many teachers when I started my channel, Bob Ross being one of them. His voice was so soothing, almost like hypnosis. He was that great of a teacher, even the casual viewer could learn how to paint from watching his show. Growing up, I just remember him being so mesmerizing on screen.
Michelle Phan
I think that’s my job to be a little nasty – to bring that energy, protect the paint and really just protect our guys. That’s the role of a big man. It’s not cute; it’s not pretty being a big. You have to come in and do the little things, do the dirty work.
Tristan Thompson
When I was four or five years old, my grandfather showed me how to build things, paint, saw. Through years of fixing bikes, repairing lawn mowers, I learned how things work.
Tony Fadell
I think it’s important I stay connected to every part of my personality. I play basketball. I rock climb. I paint. I’m a little bit scattered, but it’s so I can convincingly play all these characters.
Ansel Elgort
Oftentimes I feel like I can, through the music, paint a picture of something that I can’t look anywhere and see in my real life.
Vic Mensa
In computing, everything happens inside this rectangular screen. I want to get the pixels out, paint the world, and allow us to interact with it.
Pranav Mistry
A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.
Charles Dudley Warner
If you paint a picture and I paint a picture, we each want to do it our own way. And we’ll stand or fall on whatever we did.
Adam West
Let’s face it: I paint well. I know it, you know it. There’s no arguing really, is there?
Ronnie Wood
Every year, my boys and I create new cool gift wrap paper. We hand paint the design and come up with interesting ways to wrap each gift.
Kelly Wearstler
I have read books that are so cliched and lazy, my eyes have bled. But I also have read books marketed under the chick-lit umbrella that are so honest, clever and gritty that I’ve wanted to give up writing and paint walls instead.
Jojo Moyes
I paint flowers so they will not die.
Frida Kahlo
I grew up in what some would call an immaculately clean home. I hated my mom a little for it. I wasn’t allowed to paint my nails, since they’d chip and ‘look trashy.’ My brother and I didn’t run around in clothes that had holes or were stained.
Stephanie Land
I arrived in the U.S. for graduate study in literature in the fall of 1986. I was twenty-three. After a year, I began to paint, even though I had come to the U.S. intending to become a writer.
Amitava Kumar
I say this in the spirit of feminist encouragement, but I think I’m pretty hot. I’ve got all the facial features, facing the right way, at the right end, and you can always paint over the bad bits with makeup.
Caitlin Moran
During the Eighties, when I was hurting for money, I thought, ‘Hang on a minute – I can paint.’ I was living in New York and I thought it would get the grocery money coming in, and it escalated from there.
Ronnie Wood
I tell you it’s no joke to paint a portrait. I wonder that I am not more timid when I begin. I feel almost certain that I can do it. It seems very simple. I don’t think of the time that is sure to come when I almost despair, when the whole thing seems hopeless.
William Morris Hunt
Never underestimate the power of a fresh coat of white paint.
Jeremiah Brent
There are all sorts of reasons why I don’t do much work in the theatre, the main one being that after two performances I feel I’ve given all I can. I hate repetition, I really do. It’s like asking a painter to paint he same picture every day of his life.
Peter Cushing
I go to the studio every day, but I don’t paint every day. I love playing with my architectural models. I love making plans. I could spend my life arranging things.
Gerhard Richter
I believe we create our own lives. And we create it by our thinking, feeling patterns in our belief system. I think we’re all born with this huge canvas in front of us and the paintbrushes and the paint, and we choose what to put on this canvas.
Louise L. Hay
In painting feathers, you want to create the look of feathers, but if you try to paint all the feathers, you have nothing but disaster.
John O’Neill
I love to get into a landscape and paint my horses.
Ronnie Wood
When I paint at home with friends, I have a chat and it’s just a good time.
Anh Do
I trust Winsor and Newton and I paint directly upon it.

I trust Winsor and Newton and I paint directly upon it.
Edward Hopper
In your mid-twenties, the paint is still wet on who you are.
Ethan Hawke
I don’t see a problem with looking at women as beautiful objects. I’m an artist. I don’t know how to paint, but I know how to make music, and women are art.
Too Short
Painters aren’t expected to paint bleak pictures, are they?
Alexander McCall Smith
I just block out the demons. I sing. I block them away. I put my pain into my music. I paint. I make my own videos. I direct myself. No one directs me anymore. I am in charge of my destiny.
Dolores O’Riordan
I was a target. There was a guy who took a paint roller extension pole and blasted me in the knee a few times. I had to have surgery to relieve the pain when I got out of prison.
Tim Donaghy
Because I am really interested in gardening, I do really interesting plants, not even always flowers. And because I have grown them, I really know them like friends. I paint everything from exotic orchids to rosehips growing wild in a hedge. They just have to speak to me.
Emma Tennant
I wanted to paint in a folk-artist-y way. My heroes were Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, and Rembrandt. I think Picasso is about as a modern as I got. But I incorporated things that they rejected as well as movements that happened later.
Joni Mitchell
I struggle with arrangements. I take forever doing them. It gets to a point where I’ve been playing around with things on loops for days. I always paint in broad strokes – very quickly, I’ll feel out the larger structure – but it’s putting the details in that I find the hardest part.
I wanted to deal with light directly rather than with paint.
James Turrell
I love putting paint on canvas, getting lost in the process of painting.
Paul Simonon
The thing is, when you paint somebody in all of their colors, they’re never all bad or all good. Even the worst person has humanity in there somewhere.
Terence Winter
When teams are crowded in the paint, it’s very hard to get in there and penetrate, but you got to find ways to get into transition and get into your strengths. It’s a lot of thinking out there, you got to make sure you think and strategize.
Collin Sexton
He knows much of what men paint themselves would blister in the light of what they are.
Edwin Arlington Robinson
People don’t have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography.
Robert Mapplethorpe
I want to be a Renaissance woman. I want to paint, and I want to write, and I want to act, and I want to just do everything.
Emma Watson
At the end of the day, if you’re an actor, you want to act. And it’s not something you can do in the living room alone. If you’re a painter, you can paint at home. If you write music, you can write on your own.
Ari Graynor
Whenever I really want to, I can paint. It kinda just goes by my emotions and feelings at the time.
Willie Cauley-Stein
What I paint touches on foundational life values. Home, family, peacefulness. And one of the messages I try to constantly get across is, ‘Slow it down and enjoy every moment.’
Thomas Kinkade
There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see. When you’ve got it, you’ve got it. When you haven’t, you begin again. All the rest is humbug.
Edouard Manet
Trump is an icon. He is a part of American history. He is every bit the icon as anyone I paint.
Michael Israel
I paint daily with watercolors on 5-by-7-inch pads that are small enough for me to take them everywhere.
Steven Holl
When I was with my second husband, I’d always paint my nails and go to bed with my make-up on; he loved all that.
Shirley Ballas
You paint something, and it’s yours. It’s your heart up on the wall.
Jason Momoa
When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
Vincent Van Gogh
When you make music, you’re forming these invisible vibrations in the air into different shapes and consistencies and speeds in order to create music, and understanding how the math of that works just gives you more colors to paint with, and allows you to get to what you want quicker.
I began drawing when I was nearly 3, and after finishing the sixth grade, I left school to paint and was tutored at home. My father didn’t think a formal education was necessary for a painter.
Jamie Wyeth
I acquired quite a lot of technical skill and got quite a long way with my painting, but I never felt I was doing what New Zealand was about with my paint.
Ngaio Marsh
When you’re not a mom, you can get up in the middle of the night, paint, sleep all morning… you can’t do that when you have two children!
Julie Mehretu
When I write, I feel that I’m writing with my intellect. When I paint, I think it’s some other force making me paint. I – as I wrote in my novel ‘My Name is Red’ – watch with amazement what my hand is doing on the paper, what kind of line, what kind of strange, beautiful thing it’s doing in spite of my will, so to speak.
Orhan Pamuk
When I got my first loft, I still didn’t know what I was going to paint… There were long stretches when I just sat there and thought without interruption.
James Rosenquist
To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy

To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate – unlike most films.
Alan Moore
When I am on a long run in a play, I’m not sure how I would fill the days if I did not paint or write. On a basic level, it just stops me going crazy.
Antony Sher
I really enjoy squeezing out a big lump of paint directly onto the canvas and leaving it; fresh, immediate and sometimes shocking.
John Dyer
I grew up wanting to be a painter and paint pictures.
Paul Simonon
If you’re going to paint extremely, you need a big piece of canvas.
Robert Rauschenberg
I paint for the sheer joy of painting. I have never sold any of my paintings. I’d rather give them to people for free.
Takeshi Kitano
We rarely see cisgender heterosexual men in positions where they’re nurturers. We only paint femmes, trans women, and cis women as nurturers, and because of toxic masculinity, men are taught not to be that way.
Indya Moore
I’m a pretty good drawer. I have trouble painting because you literally have to wait for the paint to dry. I’m disciplined, but I’m not patient.
Douglas Coupland
I live in Rome and five minutes from my flat is a church where you can walk in and see this beautiful Caravaggio. Just the way this man uses dark paint: dark to create dark to create dark, the layering of the darkness in his work. I just race home: I want to create!
Taiye Selasi
Everyone was messaging me like, ‘Yo, ‘Rubbin Off the Paint’ goes hard.’ Everybody in school knew it. The teachers know my song.
YBN Nahmir
I love to paint.
When our daughter was born, a light went on for me – there was more to life than what I was doing. It felt like being famous for being a paint salesman. It wasn’t the dream I was sold on. I’d had enough of it.
Rick Astley
I always had that sense of being censored for the things that I thought. Why is it wrong to embroider your pants, or paint with acrylics on your clothing? Why is that weird? Isn’t it weirder to want to be like everyone else?
Alice Sebold
I started out as an artist, and what I do is verbal paintings. I paint a picture. Hopefully, you’ll see the characters and what they’re doing and what they’re saying.
Jonathan Winters
I’m an artist. And usually when I tell people I’m an artist, they just look at me and say, ‘Do you paint?’ or ‘What kind of medium do you work in?’
Hasan M. Elahi
Every once in a while I go off to do a movie or a television series and I take my art with me. I can stay in character when I paint.
Jane Seymour
There’s nothing more superficial to do than to paint a beautiful woman. The most beautiful portraits in art were of ugly women. If you paint Brigitte Bardot, it’s a disaster. Sunsets, you have to stay away from sunsets. You paint a sunset, you are in great danger.
Fernando Botero
There are over 20 federal agencies that provide some, or all, of the steps in the export process. This can paint a very confusing and intimidating picture for small companies who often don’t have designated export officials or trade representatives on staff to navigate the process for their businesses.
Sam Graves
At the drop of a hat, people have begun to take offence. You can’t write, paint, make films without worrying about some faction or other whose ‘sentiments’ will be hurt!
Aparna Sen
There was no better entrance in history than The Ultimate Warrior. It was the greatest entrance between the music that had that guitar riff, and that face paint, and the tassels, and the gear. It was the greatest!
Jesus lived a life that was full of joy and contradictions and fights, you know? If they were to paint a picture of Jesus without contradictions, the gospels would be fake, but the contradictions are a sign of authenticity.
Paulo Coelho
I was a daughterless mother. I had nowhere to put the things a mother places on her daughter. The nail polish I used to paint our toenails hardened. Our favorite videos gathered dust. Her small apron was in a box in the attic. Her shoes – the sparkly ones, the leopard rain boots, the ballet slippers – stood in a corner.
Ann Hood
I don’t paint to live, I live to paint.
Willem de Kooning
I don’t know what my label is. I just think of myself as a plain forward. I like to think I have some finesse to my game, but inside the paint is where men are made. If you can’t play there, you should be home with your mama.
Karl Malone
I question the political judgement of those who would have the nerve to paint Christ white with his obvious African nose, lips and wooly hair.
John Henrik Clarke
I like the idea that you can paint something outdoors, and anyone can see it. It’s open to anyone, and people have to deal with it. In the gallery, it’s the same 150 people on the San Francisco art scene. There’s a dynamic on the street that’s definitely more interesting.
Barry McGee
Shakespeare’s words paint pictures in glorious colour in my language. They were written by a man whose use of words fits exactly into Xhosa.
John Kani
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
A script can just be a blueprint, and you’ve got to go in and build it and color it in and paint it.
Evan Rachel Wood
Sometimes I see it and then paint it. Other times I paint it and then see it. Both are impure situations, and I prefer neither.
Jasper Johns
Ever since I was a girl, I have written about one to five pages every day – on napkins, on scrap paper, in notebooks and tablets, on the walls in my room as a teenager, and in orange paint on the cheap white plastic blinds in my room.
Roseanne Barr
In science, if you don't do it, somebody else will. Whe

In science, if you don’t do it, somebody else will. Whereas in art, if Beethoven didn’t compose the ‘Ninth Symphony,’ no one else before or after is going to compose the ‘Ninth Symphony’ that he composed; no one else is going to paint ‘Starry Night’ by van Gogh.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Magic is my paint.
David Copperfield
And also the new excitement and variety of ways that the abstract expressionists were applying paint. You could put it on as though it were colored air and it would be painting.
Robert Rauschenberg
I think if actors are successful at one thing, they paint themselves into a corner sometimes, and what’s the fun in that?
Peter Dinklage
I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive.
Man Ray
I said, I don’t want to paint things like Picasso’s women and Matisse’s odalisques lying on couches with pillows. I don’t want to paint people. I want to paint something I have never seen before. I don’t want to make what I’m looking at. I want the fragments.
Ellsworth Kelly
The more I paint the more I like everything.
Jean-Michel Basquiat
As soon as I can afford a studio space, I’ll paint again.
Max Cannon
Why a musician loves playing jazz or classical music or what makes them happy, and why an artist likes to paint – it’s so hard to actually put into words what that feeling is of joy that we get, but that is what I get: a feeling of joy when the camera is rolling, even if I’m doing something that is not joyous.
Elisabeth Moss
The things that I paint are things that I know very well.
Jamie Wyeth
You treat the air as a canvas and the paint is the chords that come through your fingers, out of the keyboard.
Pharrell Williams
What’s fun to me is that we can make movies but we are no longer restricted by this two-hour timeframe. It gives us this bigger canvas to paint on. It opens up all sorts of new storytelling possibilities.
Matt Duffer
I tried to be a house painter, but I couldn’t stand all that paint all over me.
George Jones
I was not out to paint beautiful pictures; even painting good pictures was not important to me. I wanted only to help the truth burst forth.
Alice Duer Miller
Youth must go ahead and prosper. These young painters are all very talented people, but they all paint frescoes.
Edvard Munch
When I’m working, I’m pretty busy with that, but when I’m not, yeah, I like to make music. I sing in jazz bars and stuff, and then I mainly paint every day. It’s kind of like a different side of my mind I like to use, and it keeps the other one fresh, and yeah, writing, I’ve been writing with some friends.
Alia Shawkat
It does not matter how badly you paint so long as you don’t paint badly like other people.
George Edward Moore
You don’t decide to paint. It’s like getting hungry and going to the kitchen to eat. It’s a need, not a choice.
Leonora Carrington
My only objective is to paint a Christ so moving that those who see him will be converted.
Georges Rouault
My core is grime. But I make all kinds of music. Take Picasso. He could paint whatever way he liked. He could do a little ting with a felt tip if he wanted to – it’s still going to be a bad boy Picasso at the end.
Republicans paint everything that Democrats have been for as socialism, too far to the left, as extreme, and it didn’t matter how moderated it was; it didn’t matter that Obamacare started out as a compromise. You might as well say what you’re actually for and show what you really are.
Jon Lovett
I am interested in evolution within my thinking. I am not interested in the evolution of my paint.
Kehinde Wiley
David is purely a conceptual artist. He didn’t play any instruments or paint or anything. We were painters.
Tina Weymouth
I paint. I love the visual arts.
Kristin Bauer van Straten
I was at Home Depot with my dad looking for paint when I got the call to open for Taylor Swift. That was wild, because I was crying in Home Depot, and people were looking at me funny.
Charlie Worsham
I remember one time in my junior year, in my art class, our teacher had us doing, like, finger paints, and I went and put a stripe on a girl’s shirt, and it turned into a big paint fight. Paint all over the walls, all over everybody. It was pretty fun.
CC Sabathia
I think it would be really interesting to paint Obama.
Kehinde Wiley
I like doing arts and crafts, so I would probably go to one of those fun little ceramic places and go paint some plates and do something fun like that.
Christina Milian
In 1984, I was contacted by Michael Taylor, who had won a commission from a sponsor and decided he would like to paint a picture of me. I agreed to do it, because I’m not unused to sitting for portraits: my father was a commercial artist and I used to model for him.
Julian Bream
A story and character are most important for me, not how I look, what clothes I wear, or what nail paint has been chosen for me.
Shweta Tripathi
I still love finding the soul of the characters I play and defining who they are. This to me is my paint set, and the colors are always exciting to choose.
Andie MacDowell
Whatever it is, if you draw, you paint, you're a carpen

Whatever it is, if you draw, you paint, you’re a carpenter, you play football, the more you do it, you’re a journalist, the more stories you write, the more people you interview and navigate your way through these different personalities to get your story, the better you’re going to get at it. Acting’s no different.
Tom Sizemore
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
I also had this artist friend who’d paint butterflies and things like that on my head.
Persis Khambatta
I know how to do music, no matter how weird I look on stage with the face paint, mask, and hospital scrubs.
Tech N9ne
You know, painting has given me a lot of freedom, because for some reason, I’ve been able to paint things, organize things in a way that I see that don’t have any buffers or compromises in them.
Julian Schnabel
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
It’s really rare in life that a situation is as black and white as we tend to paint it.
Aesop Rock
Whenever anyone challenges anything, the powers that be try to paint them as extremists or radicals or whatever. And I think that’s actually nonsense.
Bill McKibben
I have never had a studio, and I do not understand shutting oneself up in a room. To draw, yes; to paint, no.
Claude Monet
I paint stupid things; that’s what I do. I can’t think of anything more boring than a really beautiful thing. You have to mess it up. There has to be something a little kinky to keep their attention.
Billy Al Bengston
If I had to pick an artist that I look up to and am inspired by, it’s Matisse because of how many times he would paint the same idea until he felt like he maybe got it right, and I try to do the same thing with my writing.
Frankie Cosmos
I did not use paint, I made myself up morally.
Eleonora Duse
As I said before, a big part of my strategy says – and the management team I think is in agreement with this – we don’t have to be out there with a lot of noise all the time. What we need to do is paint a vision for customers, promise them deliverables, and go hit at it.
Sanjay Kumar
The hard part is how to plan a picture so as to give to others what has happened to you. To render in paint an experience, to suggest the sense of light and color, of air and space.
Maxfield Parrish
If I hold up a red square for 30 seconds and take it away, you will see a perfect green square. It’s how the eye works. So if you want to paint a really good red painting, you have to strategically place in some green, so the eye is brought back.
Robert Irwin
One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.
Georgia O’Keeffe
How can any one paint who cannot grade colors? How can any one write poetry who has not learnt to hear and see?
Maria Montessori
I’m irresponsible to my career in order to paint. Because painting is obsessive. I forget to eat. I forget to sleep.
Joni Mitchell
I sing my sorrow, and I paint my joy.
Joni Mitchell
We get letters every day from people wanting more mountains. As many as I paint, they still say, ‘Give me more mountains.’
Bob Ross
Art historians agree that Da Vinci’s paintings contain hidden levels of meaning that go well beneath the surface of the paint. Many scholars believe his work intentionally provides clues to a powerful secret… a secret that remains protected to this day by a clandestine brotherhood of which Da Vinci was a member.
Dan Brown
Death metal uses a lot of white face paint and black hair dye to make its point. I quite enjoy this genre for its intensity, extremism and underlying irony: You have to be alive to play it and listen to it.
Henry Rollins
With my game, my biggest asset is being a point guard who can get into the paint.
Eric Bledsoe
My philosophy is that I’m an artist. I perform an art not with a paint brush or a camera. I perform with bodily movement. Instead of exhibiting my art in a museum or a book or on canvas, I exhibit my art in front of the multitudes.
Steve Prefontaine
It was not until I was in my forties, in the fifth decade of my life, that the sense of place, the spirit of place, became of paramount importance to me. It was then that I began my travels, that I discovered, through photography, the quality of light, and that I gradually became able to paint the mood of place.
Barbara Cooney
I don’t want to paint rainbows: I want to make art that disturbs identity and challenges authority.
Aman Mojadidi
To paint is the most terrific thing that there is, but to do it well is very difficult.
Frida Kahlo
I always wanted to be an artist. I always knew that I wanted to paint, or dance, or sing, or act, or write.
Daniela Vega
Every play I do, every book I write, every painting I paint, I will struggle with. I don’t know what it’s like for a project to come easy.
Antony Sher
I’m sorry I didn’t wear paint this morning. I tend not to wear it unless I’m getting highly paid.
Tyne Daly
If I was president, of course I’d want an amendment banning boy bands, but it just wouldn’t be right, and I wouldn’t do it. Then again… I don’t want to paint myself into a corner on this one. Let me think about it.
Jessi Klein
I wanted to learn how to paint rather than just doing b

I wanted to learn how to paint rather than just doing black-and-white work.
Bill Sienkiewicz
I still love a lot of the guys who just paint.
Bill Sienkiewicz
I don’t want to paint a picture of total gloom and doom.
Fareed Zakaria
I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.
Frida Kahlo
What I really think about Banksy is I think he’s a genius; he’s a great artist, and I like his stuff. But he’s got to accept it if, from time to time, someone will need to paint over his work.
Boris Johnson
I wish there was a painter who could paint as well as Ted Williams could hit.
Jack Levine
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.
Ed Koch
I still drive my 1977 Honda Accord. The paint is almost all worn off. It’s still running.
Larry Wall
It’s like a painter with various layers of paint. I start with a drum loop and add keyboards, and then melodies start to take shape. The vocals happen later. I’ve never really done therapy before, but it’s a form of therapy. Everything else falls away.
Washed Out
Every work of art belongs to his time. I would not paint again the Mona Lisa in the third dimension.
Alejandro Jodorowsky
I call myself a grasshopper. I paint, I write poetry, and I’m in a band. When it comes to movies and TV, I like to work in everything and with everyone. I wanna do it all, beyond even the screen.
Peter Stormare
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
What part of people is resistant to an artist doing more than one thing? Is it somehow perceived as greedy? 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
Republicans always try to paint Democrats as weak on defense. This time, they can’t. After all, Mitt Romney’s idea of an overseas accomplishment is sending U.S. jobs there.
Chuck Schumer
When I’m in the game, in the paint, I try to use my height and help the team.
Boban Marjanovic
As long as you’re true to you, you believe it and you make others believe it, then what you’re doing is just art. If you give everybody a blank canvas and some paint, not everybody’s picture is going to be exactly the same, but it’s still art. I just do what I do.
Jake Owen
The only way I’m going to win a Gold Glove is with a can of spray paint.
Reggie Jackson
Art is lunging forward without certainty about where you are going or how to get there, being open to and dependent on what luck, the paint, the typo, the dissonance, give you. Without art you’re stuck with yourself as you are and life as you think life is.
Mark Vonnegut
I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint.
For example, lead paint in old houses can be a greater threat to children’s health than lead that may be under some industrial site where there are no children.
Fred Thompson
I didn’t want to be in high school. I didn’t want to go to grade school. I wanted to learn rock n’ roll and paint pictures and throw pots and write haiku and study film.
Shawn Crahan
Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
Oliver Goldsmith
Do not think that I have stopped painting, for at any moment, I am liable to paint a good picture.
Winslow Homer
I was shadow health secretary for six years, and the beauty of being in opposition – if there is any beauty – is that you tend to get a pretty unvarnished view because no one bothers to paint the coal white before you turn up.
Andrew Lansley
Painting is really good fun, I have always enjoyed it. As long as I paint what I want with the freedom that I enjoy, I never tire.
John Dyer
You paint what you know best; what you went through as a teenager and child. My world is the one I got to know in Medellin; I never paint anything else other than that.
Fernando Botero
I find painting a much slower process than comedy, where you can go a mile a minute verbally and hope to God that some of the people out there understand you. I don’t paint every day. I’m not that motivated.
Jonathan Winters
We show people that anybody can paint a picture that they’re proud of. It may never hang in the Smithsonian, but it will certainly be something that they’ll hang in their home and be proud of. And that’s what it’s all about.
Bob Ross
I feel that, as an actor, you’re constantly working to become better, which I love, but with painting, I can fail on my own terms. There’s a freedom in that, so that’s why I love to paint.
J. August Richards
I would love to have a Divas Hardcore championship. If we had a hardcore cage, we’ll just paint the cage pink or something and make it extra girly so it’s so, like, Diva.
In my experience a painting is not made with colors and paint at all. I don’t know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint?
Philip Guston
I've always leaned toward a feminine, funky style, even

I’ve always leaned toward a feminine, funky style, even in business settings. I used to paint my nails blue in 1993, before it was mainstream.
Sara Blakely
Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do, but I paint from reality. I put several things and ideas together, and perhaps, when I have finished, it could show the future.
H. R. Giger
We tend to paint the past only in extremes, as having been either categorically better than the present or irredeemably bad.
Thomas Chatterton Williams
I mostly paint animals I’m familiar with, but I did a series of paintings of ravens, so I read everything about them.
Jamie Wyeth
I have many creative outlets. I sing, I like music, I like art, I paint, I draw. I like buying art. I read a lot, too. I love books. And I’m working on a clothing line, too.
Evan Ross
The John Birch Society is not ultra-conservative, communist-hating, and racist as opponents paint it.
G. Edward Griffin
I hate flowers – I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.
Georgia O’Keeffe
I knew a bit about the capabilities of HTML5 and have always had a preoccupation with technology. I wanted to delve deeper, to see what else it could do. The technology becomes the palette that you make the artwork with, your palette and your paint.
Chris Milk
My taste comes from when I was 12 years old and saw Genesis or Laurie Anderson or some performance artist who had put paint on himself. I’ve seen a lot of theater, but that’s not what woke up my taste to become a director; nontheatrical things were much more theatrical than the theater I was seeing.
Robert Lepage
You put funny people in funny costumes and paint them green and we could talk about anything we wanted to, because that was the only thing that fascinated Gene about this particular genre.
Majel Barrett
Although I still occasionally paint and draw, my life has now been shaped by my writing.
Russell Banks
Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.
Pablo Picasso
The work ethic at art school is completely different than the work ethic amongst people who get into music. People who paint, it’s an honorable thing to spend all day and all night in front of your canvas – that is the romantic vision of the painter.
Nick Cave
When the Transportation Security Administration adopted body scanners at airports, activists wrote the Fourth Amendment on their underwear in metallic paint readable by the new devices.
Dana Priest
It’s funny that all these goths paint their faces with such white make-up and that is the actual colour of my skin, I am that pale!
Kelly Osbourne
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
Would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way from the eye through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost!
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Don’t be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.
Paul Cezanne
If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
Edward Hopper
But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.
Lord Byron
The ability to have somebody read something and see it, or for somebody to paint an entire landscape of visual imagery with just sheets of words – that’s magical. That’s what I’ve been trying to strive for – to draw a clear picture, to open up a new dimension.
Mos Def
I can shoot, or I can roll, I can finish inside, I can take two-point shots, I can switch on defence and I can protect the paint.
Serge Ibaka
I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none.
Olivier Messiaen
I want to make beautiful paintings. But I don’t make beautiful paintings by putting beautiful paint on a canvas with a beautiful motif. It just doesn’t work. I expect my paintings to be strong and surprising.
Albert Oehlen
I’d hate to paint with a broad brush, but many Democrats don’t feel that we have a crisis in entitlements, and Republicans do.
Dave Camp
An artist can go paint, and a writer can go write, but an actor needs to get hired, needs somebody to say, ‘Here, come and do this,’ That’s the hard part.
John Glover
I used to paint pictures – what happened was, I used to draw and paint pictures. And some of my friends would be, like, ‘Yo, you should put that on a T-shirt,’ because that’s where their brain would go.
Michael Che
Work at the same time on sky, water, branches, ground, keeping everything going on an equal basis… Don’t be afraid of putting on colour… Paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression.
Camille Pissarro
I can paint in jail.
Jack Kevorkian
I paint and work as a sculptor, and I see architecture as an art… If you follow this approach you can use techniques to the service of man and to the service of an artistic idea, and beauty.
Santiago Calatrava
I still paint. I love the joy that color can give to our lives and to our communities. I try to bring something of the artist in me to my politics.
Edi Rama
Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to p

Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
Henri Rousseau
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
Now I’m way into suits that I can put on whether I took a shower or not, and wear barefoot and paint my toes black or whatever color the suit is. It’s very cool to wear suits like that. Roll up the sleeves and just say yee-haw.
Steven Tyler
I like to paint my own helmets. I design my own suit and boots, I like being unique in that way.
Lando Norris
If Monsieur X spent an eternity studying treatises on optics, he would never paint ‘La Grande Jatte.’
Felix Feneon
We paint a slow picture. You can see the brushstrokes. We don’t get to the point, and sometimes when we do, our readers don’t notice, in fact. It’s so couched in nuance, it can fly right over a person’s head. ‘What was that you said? I couldn’t quite make it out.’
Lydia Millet
My best days do seem like a distillation of all that was best about school. Write a story! Paint a picture! Write a poem! Make a print!
Mark Haddon
I have to paint at least two times a week, and there’s not enough time in the day to do everything.
Mary Lynn Rajskub
I don’t want to paint myself as some villain – I was never a bad guy doing horrible things, but I got too caught up in wanting a very specific thing to happen to the band. Ultimately, I had to find the ability in myself to get over that and stop being so stringent and learn to laugh a little bit more.
Andy Biersack
Nick Swardson used to have birthday paint parties. They were phenomenal.
Craig Robinson
Not everyone can write a book or paint a picture or write a symphony, but almost anyone can fall in love. There is something almost miraculous in that.
Laurie Colwin
At this point, in 2008, if you put out a book, a movie, or write a verse, paint a painting, it should have some sort of social value.
Black Thought
When I step out of my front door, I have to paint on a bright, big smile to make sure people treat me kindly rather than with suspicion, or assume that I’m going to be aggressive.
Wunmi Mosaku
They’ll touch you and look at your skin to see if it’s paint. I’m not playing. All Russia is not like that. You’ve got your big cities like Moscow, St. Petersburg. Some cities understand that there are black people. They do exist. But the smaller cities, the little villages, they’ve never seen it.
Gerald Green
I’ve been taking a lot of time to paint and be in nature. I would say I’m happier as a person. More centered. More free.
Adrien Brody
I’m from outside most of these worlds I’m focusing on, and I feel there’s an ethical approach to making these kinds of films. My biggest fear is that if you paint your characters in, you could be doing them wrong.
Sean Baker
Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.
Pierre Bonnard
I write because I write – as anyone in the arts does. You’re a painter because you feel you have no choice but to paint. You’re a writer because this is what you do.
Richard Price
Envision what the end result is supposed to be… what do you want to be when you grow up? Where do you see yourself? Once we identify what the painting on the wall is, it is so much easier to bring in the right colors, canvas and brushes to paint that picture.
Fat Joe
I like to write and draw and paint, and my mom’s an artist, so I think I get caught up in thinking, ‘I’m afraid it’s gonna be bad,’ and it’s hard for me to start sometimes.
Kristen Wiig
Today we are searching for things in nature that are hidden behind the veil of appearance… We look for and paint this inner, spiritual side of nature.
Franz Marc
For far too long we’ve allowed the other side to paint us as racist, as sexist, inhumane war mongers – well, today as a conservative black Republican and former solider, I’m here to set that record straight.
Allen West
In fiction, when you paint yourself into a corner, you can write a pair of suction cups onto the bottoms of your shoes and walk up the wall and out the skylight and see the sun breaking through the clouds. In nonfiction, you don’t have that luxury.
Tom Robbins
Whenever I see a Frans Hals, I feel the desire to paint; but when I see a Rembrandt, I want to give it up.
Max Liebermann
Not only are Christians writing about Jesus, but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus.
John Clayton
At 13, when I was a runaway, I was taken in by the most amazing drag queens in Portland, Ore. We didn’t always know where our next meal was coming from, but there was so much camaraderie and love. Not to mention, those girls could paint a face, and I learned how because of them.
Rose McGowan
I respect the fact that a director has studied the text and the road map of work before us, the subtleties, interconnections, underpinnings… His job is to paint the entire picture and knows all the colors that have to be in it.
Ruby Dee
There are certain people I do want to absolutely dislike me. And I want them to paint me as their enemy. Because I want nothing to do with them.
John Calipari
There was a village watercolour society and they’d come and paint in my field. I watched them from the window, the way they would struggle this way and that to find the perfect moment. God has made every angle on that beautiful, and I felt that tremendously.
Nicolas Roeg
I knew I didn’t want to pursue an academic career at all, which, of course, my father would have loved me to have done. I didn’t want to go to university. The only other thing I could do was paint, and so I went to art school because they couldn’t conceive of how one would be an actor.
John Hurt
In the trunk of her car, my mother used to keep a collapsible easel, a clutch of brushes, a little wooden case stocked with tubes of paint, and, tucked into the spare-tire well, one of my father’s old, tobacco-stained shirts, for a smock.
Jill Lepore
When I see things that are inspiring, I must write a so

When I see things that are inspiring, I must write a song about it. Some people make a t-shirt or slap something on a wall with paint, but I must make music and freestyle rap.
Flula Borg
The more ways you can tell a story and paint a picture, the better it is.
Virtual Self’ was me trying to paint a picture of a very foggy, distorted memory that I had of electronic music on the internet.
Porter Robinson
I paint a bit myself. My house in Clerkenwell has a room that is done up like a big installation.
David Thewlis
I don’t like persuaded sitters. I never could paint a cat if the cat had any scruples, religious, superstitious, or otherwise, about sitting.
William Morris Hunt
My mum used to wear the guys’ Chesty Bonds tanks, and I used to end up wearing them after she’d finish with them. She’s a painter, and they would be covered in paint splatters. She would wear them and wear them until they were super-soft, and then I’d get them. But I was just a kid, so they were like a dress on me.
Ruby Rose
I love hiking in the hills not far from my house. I’m invested in my hikes. Sometimes kids go up there and spray-paint over the signs; I’ve found a biodegradable paint cleaner, and I’ll scrub the signs so they’re nice and clean.
Nathan Fillion
I counterfeited Mark Kostabi’s artworks. During the eighties, Mark didn’t paint his own paintings. Instead, he had other artists painting them, and he just added his signature. So what I did was to use some of the same painters, and signed his name myself.
Andy Behrman
I don’t paint butter dishes, doilies, or hummingbirds in my garden. It’s more raw, I suppose. But it always creates a reaction.
Adam West
I taught myself to paint African-Americans, mostly people roughly my skin tone.
Kehinde Wiley
I would have loved to paint Eartha Kitt, but she’s no longer here. I’m so glad I had the chance to meet her.
Mickalene Thomas
Look at the decisions I’ve made in my life personally. To paint the picture intentionally that I don’t believe in, that I’m not a supporter of, that I’m not an advocate of early childhood education is a mistruth. It’s an absolute and outright lie, and to continue to perpetuate it is irresponsible.
Matt Bevin
I’ve always been a creative person, and I’d always wanted to paint, so I went to art school and began painting and sculpting.
Shirley Eaton
I thought I would draw or paint or be an architect. I was always drawing portraits. My mom put me in art classes in the summer.
Chadwick Boseman
A lot of people try to paint this child actor stigma, but I always looked at it as a great opportunity.
Zachery Ty Bryan
I paint with shapes.
Alexander Calder
No hidden talents, but I have a lot of hobbies. Acrylic painting – I got a whole set, and I light candles at night and sit there and paint and look out on Lake Michigan.
Christen Press
I never use nature as a starting point. I never abstract from nature; I never consciously think of nature when I paint.
Adolph Gottlieb
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
You don’t have to paint your walls lime green just to try to have your home feel decorated. If you’re a classic dresser or preppy dresser or a modern dresser, you wear a lot of black – whatever it is – your home should reflect that as well.
Nate Berkus
Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
Paul Samuelson
I love writing for women. The willingness to go from laughter to tears in a moment is the greatest palette you can paint with as a writer.
Michael Patrick King
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
When I paint a person, his enemies always find the portrait a good likeness.
Edvard Munch
Painters must speak through paint, not through words.
Hans Hofmann
To be an artist, you don’t have to compose music or paint or be in the movies or write books. It’s just a way of living. It has to do with paying attention, remembering, filtering what you see and answering back, participating in life.
Viggo Mortensen
You’d never look at a Rembrandt and say, ‘That’s just wood and canvas and paint – how much?!’ It’s all about how many people want it. It works on a pair of jeans as well – they’re just material and stitching, and as soon as you walk out of the shop, they’re worth nothing.
Damien Hirst
I want paint to work as flesh.
Lucian Freud
When I paint, I definitely live in the present, like someone in a shower whistling or singing.
Orhan Pamuk
If I’m interrupted, it’s just a minor inconvenience, but not a disaster, because it’s easy to get back where I was: that is, the paint has not changed consistency; the light has not moved.
Buffy Sainte-Marie
When you draw or paint a tree, you do not imitate the tree; you do not copy it exactly as it is, which would be mere photography. To be free to paint a tree or a flower or a sunset, you have to feel what it conveys to you: the significance, the meaning of it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
I refuse to go in a home and paint a picture saying thi

I refuse to go in a home and paint a picture saying things like, ‘If you come with us, you’ll be taken care of for the rest of your life by the program and by our alums,’ even though you may only be in school for a year or two. How preposterous does that sound?
John Calipari
I can’t write, I can’t paint, I don’t compose.
Richard Attenborough
I paint. A lot of people don’t know that.
There’s no handbook for parenting. So you walk a very fine line as a parent because you are civilizing these raw things. They will tip the coffee over and finger-paint on the table. At some point, you have to say, ‘We’re gonna have to clean that up because you don’t paint with coffee on a table.’
Gary Oldman
I have improved the way in which I paint. The colours are cleaner and there is more energy in the brush work.
John Dyer
We would sift through every inch of what it was that worked, or if it didn’t, and wonder what was effective in it, in terms of paint, the subject matter, the size, the drawing.
Helen Frankenthaler
I paint as if I were Rothschild.
Paul Cezanne
It’s hard for me to find people to paint. There has got to be something about them that only I can see.
Amy Sherald
I used to paint a lot of oil and now I paint more mixed-media stuff.
Abbie Cornish
You can sometimes avoid costly mistakes. Paint a corner of the room a certain color to see how the light affects it. Or buy just one yard of an expensive fabric to see how you like it in your room.
Alexandra Stoddard
I really don’t own any jewelry. I paint it, but I’m not a consumer. I buy art – that’s all I want.
Marilyn Minter
Even though I know who I am, musically I’m a blank canvas. I know what colors I want to use, but I don’t know what picture I want to paint yet.
Becky G
At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.
Toni Morrison
I like the clowns from the circus that have more paint on their face. They were all funny and made me laugh. As a kid, I remember the clowns that were all in white reminded me more of death than circus clowns. It can be a scary thing.
Peter Stormare
I don’t know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint? It might be things, thoughts, a memory, sensations, which have nothing to do directly with painting itself. They can come from anything and anywhere.
Philip Guston
The way money goes so fast these days, they should paint racing stripes on it.
Mark Russell
One of the pleasant things those of us who write or paint do is to have the daily miracle. It does come.
Gertrude Stein
When you put pressure on the paint, you not only score but you force the whole defense to collapse and you can make easy plays to hit shooters.
RJ Barrett
I’ve been painting off and on since I was in sixth grade. I don’t paint when I’m acting – I’m not really able to split my focus that way. I do it intensely when I’m doing it, but I’m reluctant to take myself too seriously as a painter because that would mean there would be pressure to be better than I am.
Michelle Pfeiffer
I did not play with dolls. I played with a little hammer, paint and wood.
Anastasia Soare
Picasso took scraps of wallpaper, and instead of using paint and a brush, he used all the existing elements which he made his artwork with.
Dries van Noten
I maintain that if you’re a novelist and you go into an art museum, you’ll come out a better novelist. And if you paint a picture for an hour you’re a better actor at the end of it.
John Hawkes
My first car was an ’86 Honda Prelude. It was redone, so it had a new motor, new paint, rims… but it wasn’t nearly as much as my Range Rover.
LaMarcus Aldridge
I am like a folk painter. Paint and move ahead.
M. F. Husain
When I started to do these Pop paintings seriously, I used all these other paintings – the abstract ones – as mats. I was painting in the bedroom, and I put them on the floor so I wouldn’t get paint on the floor. They got destroyed.
Roy Lichtenstein
I think of makeup as more like a design, decoration, or jewelry. I mean, it’s literally paint; it’s art. I don’t prefer to use it as concealing anything because it influences the illusion of standardized perfection.
Indya Moore
I also paint and enjoy acrylic medium; some of my close friends have paintings I did for them.
Kiana Tom
What happens with artists, or people who start off doing things for the right reasons, is that you slowly start to paint yourself into a corner by doing what people outside of the creative world are asking you to do, and I think that’s antithetical to being an artist.
Lindsey Buckingham
I like to paint pictures with words, ’cause I can’t draw for anything.
Iman Shumpert
David Hockney is best known for his work with paint and canvas, but he has also worked in media as diverse as Polaroid-photo collage and fax painting.
David Sheff
I think it would be more beneficial to protection of species if we could focus our efforts rather than paint a broad-brush area that is so enormous that active management is very, very difficult.
David Ige
The reason that I'm an actor, or an artist, is ultimate

The reason that I’m an actor, or an artist, is ultimately because I’m trying to paint a self-portrait, and the most complete and beautiful self-portrait that you can.
Terrence Howard
I believe, I believe every day is a good day when you paint.
Bob Ross
What inspires me to paint is life, my emotions, through my paintings I want people to understand that life isn’t always happy but you should be always hopeful that’s why I use bright colors in my paintings, that’s what I want people to feel about me and when they see my art.
Heart Evangelista
You don’t paint pictures to put them in your attic. You want people to look at them.
Joe Dante
My family encouraged me to paint, but I was never allowed to go to the theater. Naturally, this made me interested in the theater.
Peter Lorre
I want to paint Montreal as a rather fantastic city, which it was, because nobody knows today what it was like. And I’m one of the last survivors, or rapidly becoming one.
Christopher Plummer
Aesthetes have it all over intellectuals in one very important respect: You’ll rarely catch us hustling anyone off to the nearest guillotine. We’re too busy trying to make the world more beautiful. Our hands are stained with ink and paint, not blood.
Terry Teachout
I’m a very boring person, and all I do is want to paint and to record what I feel moves me or what interests me, and that can be in the form of a pig or in the form of President Kennedy.
Jamie Wyeth
You know, if I cleaned out my backpack, which I don’t really use anymore, I’d find a bunch of beads. I have a bunch of little girl cousins, they used to paint my toenails and stuff, and they’d make beaded bracelets and there are so many beads everywhere. It’s kinda embarrassing.
Pat Connaughton
I don’t paint, and I can’t draw, but I see things, I think, quite well, and I love being able to freeze things with the camera, particularly the children. Then I discovered with the camera that you can tell a whole story with just freezing a moment in reality. I find it a very good way, a very satisfying feeling.
Margaret Trudeau
Since ‘Flip or Flop’ aired in 2013, people really weren’t asking me, like, ‘Hey, what paint color is that?’ or, ‘Where’d you get that cabinet?’ It was more, ‘How do you stay healthy? How do you balance work life with the kids? What are you eating during the day?’
Christina Anstead
I love audio books, and when I paint I’m always listening to a book. I find that my imagination really takes flight in the painting process when I’m listening to audio books.
Thomas Kinkade
My dad programmed me to be aggressive as a young player. He always told me to go to the rim. Live in the paint.
RJ Barrett
There’s nothing hippie about my picture of Christ. The Gospels paint a picture of a very demanding, sometimes divisive love, but love it is.
When I’m stressed or I have some things I have to get off my mind, I go to the canvas and I paint.
Vernon Davis
That’s what I paint, I paint people. They’re portraits, but you won’t always be pleased with the way you look in my paintings. Which is fine, I guess. Unless you’re buying it, and it’s of your kid!
Jemima Kirke
I think of film when I paint. Even the luminosity that I always keep working for is really about film. But my idea is not to paint paintings that will decorate somebody’s house.
Billy Dee Williams
Elected officials want to paint everyone with a broad brush. What they don’t get is that everyone pays bills. Liberal activists pay bills. Conservative activists pay bills. Independents pay bills.
Marc Veasey
I start looking for adjectives in news reporting, and if there are too many of them, if they’re all sort of repeatedly designed to influence my thinking in a certain way, I start getting concerned. I’m leery of people trying to paint a picture in a certain way.
Thomas Sadoski
What I love to do is paint people’s faces, y’know, their eyes. Because you want to find that emotion, see what’s going on behind their eyes.
Johnny Depp
Recording a scene with paint rather than film sinks you more deeply into your surroundings. You have to look a little harder and a little longer. And you end up with a memento.
Susan Minot
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
Often, contrasts bring art to life: the bright speck of paint on a dark canvas; the tightrope walk between humor and tragedy.
Laura van den Berg
I would be pleased if someone would invent a pill to remove my impatience, moodiness, and occasional bursts of anger. But if they did, I wouldn’t be able to write my novels or paint.
Orhan Pamuk
Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
John Singer Sargent
I’ve always envied people who compose music or paint, because they don’t have to be bothered with the sort of crude mess that language normally is, in everyday life and in the way we use it.
Franz Wright
Before anything else, I started painting bulls and matadors. That was my initiation to paint.
Fernando Botero
I love to paint and beautify the most unexpected of places – I’ve painted everything from doorways to trains but have always wanted to do something really huge and different.
Ben Eine
The U.N. must be a good steward of the funds entrusted to it. Abuse and waste are therefore not a mere public relations problem. Institutional reform is not a one-off event, like applying a fresh coat of paint.
Paul Kagame
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
What we’re seeing is a backlash against any attempt, whether from the world of scholarship or popular culture, to paint non-white people back into the British past. Those of us who write about this history have long been familiar with this.
David Olusoga
The painter should paint not only what he has in front

The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him, but also what he sees inside himself.
Caspar David Friedrich
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
I feel like my music has become a lot of things. It’s hard to label the evolution, but I like there to be an evolution. I just like to paint with all different kinds of colors.
Taylor Swift
I have always been making art from an early age but for nearly forty years did computer programming to earn a living. I bought a house and put my wife and three children through college. Now that diversion is over so I can finally paint full time.
Mike Thompson
I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around.
Chuck Close
I’d love to jump in a spaceship and shoot myself to the moon, where I’ll paint the word ‘Love.’ So when people step outside before they go to bed and look up to see it, they’ll just dream of love.
Luke James
I tried to be a goth for a while. I’d pour baby powder on my face and paint my lips black, but that didn’t last long. I thought I looked cool at the time. But then you look back and wonder, ‘Why did anyone let me out of the house looking like that?’
Imelda May
It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint, considering that one may not wake up the following morning.
Frank Auerbach
My work isn’t overtly political, although it is sometimes painted in places where I don’t have permission to paint, so that could be construed as a political statement.
Ben Eine
To model yourself after Steve Jobs is like, ‘I’d like to paint like Picasso, what should I do? Should I use more red?’
Larry Ellison
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
The idea of taking a brand that already exists and making a really poor-looking version of it, with acrylic or puffy paint, is really aesthetically pleasing to my eyes and also funny.
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
I like men who paint or write or do something creative.
Olga Kurylenko
I paint what I see, not what a camera would see.
John Dyer
I was a child prodigy. Like Michelangelo, who could draw a perfect circle at age five. I was extremely gifted. I could paint a perfect portrait of someone at age five.
Michael Cimino
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
I thought, ‘How cool would it be to paint Donald Trump in Donald Trump’s house with Donald Trump there.’
Michael Israel
Usually, I am a compulsive person, and I need – sometimes urgently – to paint… Painting is close to poetry, is a kind of poetry expressed visually. It has to be spontaneous, rapid – at least in my case.
Etel Adnan
Youth is impulsive. When our young men grow angry at some real or imaginary wrong, and disfigure their faces with black paint, it denotes that their hearts are black, and that they are often cruel and relentless, and our old men and old women are unable to restrain them. Thus it has ever been.
Chief Seattle
I’ve met a lot of artists who wanted to paint me. LeRoy Neiman was one. He did it from a photograph. He made 20,000 copies, and we sold them all.
Shaquille O’Neal
Get into your own creativity. Sketch and paint with different mediums and follow your heart.
Peter Max
My uniform is sweatpants, so crusted over with dried paint that they’re as hard as a table. I wear T-shirts that are also covered in paint, and Crocs.
Caio Fonseca
Sometimes I really want to paint somebody and I don’t get a photograph that I want to work from.
Chuck Close
Movies were always the goal, but I had a lot of goals. Twelve-year-old me wanted to do everything: act and sing and paint and dance.
Joss Whedon
We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans – because we can. We have some impulse within us that makes us want to explain ourselves to other human beings. That’s why we paint, that’s why we dare to love someone – because we have the impulse to explain who we are.
Maya Angelou
The ’90s weren’t my finest years artistically. I wrote some good songs in there, but in terms of my vision of getting the paint on the canvas, that was not my best time. I didn’t like the fact that I had fallen into mediocrity.
Rodney Crowell
At Cornell University, my professor of European literature, Vladimir Nabokov, changed the way I read and the way I write. Words could paint pictures, I learned from him. Choosing the right word, and the right word order, he illustrated, could make an enormous difference in conveying an image or an idea.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
If I’m O.K., I will abandon restrictions and curbs imposed on myself. Not physical ones, but those restrictive tabs on my inner being, on solely myself. I will strip me of superficial dishonesties. I will paint against every rule I or others have invisibly placed.
Eva Hesse
I paint mostly from real life. It has to start with that. Real people, real street scenes, behind the curtain scenes, live models, paintings, photographs, staged setups, architecture, grids, graphic design. Whatever it takes to make it work.
Bob Dylan
I take it very seriously, music. I think it’s one of the tools that a director has with which to kind of paint. The right music can sometimes do five pages of scripted dialogue.
Todd Phillips
Know what you're trying to do before you do it. Turning

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
I paint people not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like, but how they happen to be.
Lucian Freud
I knew I wasn’t soft. I knew I could play on this level and I knew that being in the paint was just a physical position that I wasn’t strong enough for. I wanted to get myself strong enough where I could be dominant down there.
LaMarcus Aldridge
No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.
Edvard Munch
I like dirty boys. Mechanics, construction workers, artists who get paint and clay everywhere. They gotta have rough hands.
Tamara Feldman
Getting into the paint is easy. Seeing if the help comes is easy – they either come or they don’t. The hard part for me is seeing early where it’s coming from and when – and if I can still finish, or if I should pass it off. Deciphering all that without overcomplicating it has been a challenge.
Caris LeVert
I think that I can get into the paint anytime I want to. What I have learned is that when I do get into the paint, I do have options.
Eric Bledsoe
I have a sewing machine that I adore, and I spend a lot of time sitting in front of it when I’m not working. And any excuse to paint or draw or do something artistic with my hands really gets me going. Definitely aspiring.
India de Beaufort
It’s true that I have a wide range of interests. I like to write and paint and make music and go walking on my own and garden. In fact, gardening is probably what I enjoy doing more than anything else.
Viggo Mortensen
Everybody always laughs because I feel so much more comfortable with, like, a giant paper bag on my whole body and paint on my face. Sometimes I try really hard to take it all off. But inevitably what’s underneath is still not a straight edge. And I don’t think it ever will be.
Lady Gaga
There’s certainly pressure to find your audience early. You need to paint the picture, but it’s tough trying to find the balance between a show that people can tune in on any given week while still grabbing the people who are there every week.
Jorge Garcia
I did a business in a box called College Pro Painters. They taught you how to paint houses, how to hire and fire, how to sell, how to deal with customers. You got a one-year franchise. It was the hardest year of my life in terms of hard work. I won manager of the year. It was very successful.
Kimbal Musk
All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.
Otto Dix
I always like to talk about how important space is. Art is in the spaces. Anybody can sing a note; it takes an artist to sing the spaces. Anybody can paint a brushstroke; it takes an artist to know when not to put the brushstroke.
Brian Stokes Mitchell
The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Pablo Picasso
I think that’s what makes characters interesting – when you paint a person into a corner, and you see what they do to get out of that corner. It’s what makes drama drama.
Andre Holland
I paint digitally now. A pity, in some ways, as the biggest price one pays is that you no longer have a finished piece of physical art to hang on a wall. I miss that terribly.
Berkeley Breathed
I work on stretched linen canvas, sized so that the surface already has a sense of tension when I begin. It is a very rich and reactive surface. I begin by drawing on the canvas with a kind of loose line, very simply and freely. I paint very thinly, which allows me to change the drawing if I want to.
Sean Scully
I paint to rest from the phenomena of the external world-to pronounce and to make notations of its essences with which to verify the inner eye.
Morris Graves
It’s obviously unfair to paint with a broad brush here, but the germ of an idea for a breakthrough in technology doesn’t come out of a business school curriculum. It comes out of a laboratory or a math lecture or a physics tutorial.
Michael Moritz
My father, Fukujuro, drove a cab and my mother, Itsuko, was a homemaker. My parents often took me to see Impressionist exhibits. At home, I would paint pictures in a similar style.
Takashi Murakami
When I was a child, I used to paint intently. The older I become, and the closer death approaches, the brighter my life gets day by day.
Yayoi Kusama
The armed forces are paying a lot more attention to the use of energy. The Air Force has realized that the paint on planes is heavy, so there are going to be a lot more silver planes, or planes painted in a less heavy way, so that you are using less fuel to get from point A to point B.
George P. Shultz
I don’t like acrylic because you can’t get the density of color. And with each coat of oil paint, the surface gets better and richer.
Ellsworth Kelly
I did not know how to paint a mural. I did not know how to prepare the surface. There was nobody from the Renaissance around who could advise me, and I did the best I could.
Maurice Sendak
I just got really into this one girl on Instagram and had her paint little pineapples on my nails during shooting.
Abbi Jacobson
I actually started as a model builder and quickly progressed into production design, which made sense because I could draw and paint. But I kept watching that guy over there who was moving the actors around and setting up the shots.
James Cameron
The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes, foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two.
Tony Snow
Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.
Rene Magritte
My idea is to paint paintings so that when you walk into a room, I’m pulling you in, or that makes you suddenly stop and wonder: ‘What is this? There is something groovy, something else going on here.’ Also, I want to give you what is obvious and what is not obvious to the eye.
Billy Dee Williams
The ocean is 90% unexplored. It’s a great canvas to paint Aquaman stories across, just like Green Lantern has space. It’s more organic, which makes it different and interesting. It’s alien, but it’s terrestrial.
Geoff Johns
If you own face paint and a bulb horn and you're not a

If you own face paint and a bulb horn and you’re not a circus clown, you might be uncool.
Steve Rushin
When the campaign ends, and you are home, the alarm clock is the same, but you don’t know where to start after it goes off: expense reports, new stories, the crusted paint cans that have to go to the hazardous-waste disposal site, the wiper blade on the Honda that has gone droopy.
John Dickerson
I constantly modify myself. There are downfalls to that because you are constantly trying to figure out who you are, but at the same time, I’m blessed with the lack of base paint on the canvas.
Chloe Zhao
If you’re an artist, you need to work. It doesn’t matter how old you are, who you are. It doesn’t matter if you’re 12: if you draw, you draw. If you’re 85 and you paint, you paint.
Chrissie Hynde
My daughter gets to paint my nails and put clips in my hair, and I love it.
Ricardo Antonio Chavira
I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing.
Paul Cezanne
The most expensive part of any manufacturing unit is the paint shop.
Ratan Tata
I used to be a nanny and the kids used to laugh at me when I’d say ‘Shall we paint something?’ They just wanted to go on their iPads.
Natasia Demetriou
I think that there was a lot of undisclosed money that came into South Dakota, driving a message to paint me as a Washington partisan, which I don’t believe that I am, but it was a message that resonated, after pounding it away for a number of weeks.
Stephanie Herseth
My sin as a painter is that I just want to paint anything I want to paint – and repaint.
Wayne Thiebaud
Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees.
Robert Indiana
A way you can get really good abs in film is you get your makeup artist to paint shadows – faux washboard. But if you see me in a movie and I have great abs, it means I have a great body double.
Jennifer Tilly
I had a quite unconventional childhood, in the sense that I traveled a lot and I went to 10 or 11 schools. I was completely confused academically, but wherever I went, I could paint. I painted an inordinate amount.
Ridley Scott
During a color consultation, I like to reference food as a visual. Hot fudge and orange marmalade paint a clearer picture and helps prevent end results that leave you feeling unsatisfied.
Tabatha Coffey
I don’t really want to get too heavy, you know. I still want to be able to move in the paint.
Jayson Tatum
There were times when I’d go to lawyer auditions, and everyone’s in a suit, and I’m covered in concrete and paint.
Jake McLaughlin
It depends on where you put the paint, not how much you splash on.
Julian Eltinge
If I inherited a billion dollars and didn’t have to work ever again, what would I do to fill my day? I’d paint, I’d write jokes and stories, and I’d hang out and chat to very interesting people.
Anh Do
I would love to learn how to paint motorcycles and stuff like that. I really, really am fascinated by that.
Brian Fallon
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Bobby Flay
I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality… to protect myself.
Alberto Giacometti
I’ve always felt like an artistic person. I can’t draw or paint or sculpt. I never really had technical skills, but I’ve always felt like I appreciate really beautiful things, and part of taking a good photograph is being able to recognize beauty.
Brandon Stanton
I can’t paint as well as Vermeer.
Gerhard Richter
I paint because I love to paint. If someone buys the prints or whatever, so be it, but it’s not my main form of business. As a performer, that is my main form of business.
Amanda Seales
On a piece of prose, you have to work at least six hours a day. I don’t know how you can do that and teach and raise a kid and paint the house.
Mary Karr
Yeah, in my scripts, I don’t tend to describe landscape too clearly because I like to keep it really basic and sort of let people paint their own picture. I don’t find it helpful to spend a page describing a setting, except for maybe a few key things.
Sean Durkin
I’m not going to say paint is an easy spruce-up. It takes time, it needs touch-ups, and you have to be very methodical. But it is worth it, and it isn’t particularly expensive.
Nate Berkus
Some people like to paint and sing. We like to create and build.
Donald Trump, Jr.
Iranian parents can’t stop their children. They’re just wild – they want to party, they want their rights, they want to paint, they want to dance. No one can stop these new generations coming. That’s why Iran has to open up: it’s like a pot full of hot water, vapour and steam.
Golshifteh Farahani
If music ever needs FDA approval in the future, bands like this will be the reason why; Magic Kids’ sugar-coated songs paint a mental picture of smiling clouds and double rainbows, with a unicorn or two tossed in for good measure.
Anthony Fantano
Oh, I paint all the time.
Billy Dee Williams
Media is a double-edged sword and has the power to chan

Media is a double-edged sword and has the power to change hearts and minds through authentic storytelling as well as the power to paint a person, or an entire community, in a dim and misleading light.
Angelica Ross
I love paint. I like watercolours. I like acrylic paint… a little bit. I like house paint. I like oil-based paint, and I love oil paint. I love the smell of turpentine and I like that world of oil paint very, very, very much.
David Lynch
The real sustains the same relation to the ideal that a stone does to a statue – or that paint does to a painting. Realism degrades and impoverishes.
Robert Green Ingersoll
I then realized that I could never be satisfied again with the mere natural charm of my voice, that I had to constantly paint when singing, melting all the colors, expressing reds and blacks that had to be less primary but bursting with subtly colored combinations.
Placido Domingo
I want to paint. That is probably going to sound so pretentious coming from someone who’s been a musician.
Juliana Hatfield
I’ve always loved to paint – I was studying to do an art degree when I was approached to become a model – and I’ve being doing some design work as well. I also love just having a quiet time, sitting in my little library at home in Brooklyn and reading or watching documentaries or listening to music.
Alek Wek
Whenever I am sad, I paint, I do that whenever I am happy too.
Wamiqa Gabbi
There a lot of other things I love to do. I consider myself as an artist, so I dance, I paint, I sing, so as long as I’m creating, I’m happy.
Grace Gealey
The focus in the Western pictorial tradition is on the body of Christ, the bit you can paint, the Nativity and the infancy, but above all the Passion, where you can find images for every stage and every moment.
Neil MacGregor
I’m not particularly interested in painting, per se. I’m interested in a painting that has that mysterious life to it. Anything that doesn’t partake of that magic is halfway dead – it returns to its physical elements, it’s just paint and canvas.
Caio Fonseca
Wanting to be understood by an audience that didn’t know Russian, I tried to paint musical pictures by emphasizing the phrasing, using voice color more boldly, and varying the shade and nuance.
Galina Vishnevskaya
I’ve come up through art school, through painting, through graphic design, through advertising, through TV commercials and music video. I’ve designed books, built billboards, matchbooks, corporate identities. I continuously paint, I’ve done conceptual art pictures.
Tony Kaye
Social media is awesome because I can somewhat paint myself the way I want people to see me.
Kevin Abstract
No one purposefully paints a bad painting. It’s someone who’s trying to do a good painting, but it’s terrible. I have one with a matador, and the bull is going through the blanket. You can tell the painter didn’t know how to paint it.
Jennifer Coolidge
Pablo Picasso would paint a painting and hang it on the wall, and you would go and see the painting exactly how he wanted it to be made. But if you have an idea for a TV show, for example, you’re beholden to studios to produce it and distributors to distribute it.
Casey Neistat
Sure, the Internet is the future, but what we do on the Internet is still very primal. It’s all about connecting to other people, sharing emotion. It’s our new feathers or face paint. It’s all very raw.
I’ve gotten better at calling out coverages, communication, and being vertical when they’re attacking me in the paint.
Ivica Zubac
I want to start my own airplane business. I’m going to buy two Dakotas, paint them up in war colours and do, er, nostalgia trips to Arnhem – you know, where the old paratroopers used to go – and charge them about 20 quid a time.
Gary Numan
When you read Chekhov, everything has an even gray tone. When you read ‘Family Life’, everything has an even white tone. It is almost like when you paint on paper, and you can see the paper through the paint.
Akhil Sharma
I made a lot of big threes throughout my career, but it was the 3-point shot that allowed me to maneuver inside the paint, post-up, mid-range game and so forth.
Reggie Miller
I don’t even think about maintaining a relevance. I just think about what do I want to paint, what am I gonna do now, what am I gonna do later.
Peter Max
I like to hunt and fish, read and paint and play golf. And I can have a good time doing nothing. And, of course: be with my family.
Fred MacMurray
I paint pictures with my raps.
I paint paintings of people.
Amy Sherald
Why are young adults so self-centered and always seeking instant gratification? Because older adults, often in positions of power, paint them that way.
Raymond Arroyo
You know, why does a painter paint? You need to communicate, you need to challenge preconceived ideas.
Stacy Martin
I worked in my parents’ decorating store from six. My mum would get me in every Saturday polishing the paint and straightening the wallpaper for 50p.
Sara Davies
American Ballet Theatre’s rehearsal studios are at 890 Broadway, an old building where exposed pipes clank and hiss in uneven accompaniment to piano music. The high ceilings wear a toupee of dust. The wall paint peels like a newbie ballerina’s toes.
Sascha Radetsky
The technology keeps moving forward, which makes it easier for the artists to tell their stories and paint the pictures they want.
George Lucas
A kind of racism still exists in the United States, and Islamophobia is a more convenient way to express that sentiment. There has also been an attempt to paint Muslims as enemies of the United States.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
Speaking for myself, art differs from writing in that I never know what I’m going to paint until I paint it, so it’s almost like automatic writing. A writer, on the other hand, can’t help but know what he’s going to write, because the activity demands a degree of premeditation.
William S. Burroughs
I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of th

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
My painting teacher in high school used to say, ‘I can’t paint like I want to, but through practice I’ll get better.’ But I don’t think that’s true. I think sometimes you just can’t paint.
Ellie Kemper
The artist need not know very much; best of all let him work instinctively and paint as naturally as he breathes or walks.
Emil Nolde
It has been an honor to paint on stage and have my art grace the albums and stage sets of renowned musicians.
Alex Grey
There are, of course, always painters whom I admire and find fascinating. I’ve often thought, ‘Goodness, if I could paint like the Danish Golden Age painters, the early 19th century painters, the way they could paint a landscape – absolutely beautiful.’
Margrethe II of Denmark
I am always telling students that a story is not just words. You can tell a story with dance or paint or music. Kids and adults are visual learners, auditory learners. There are those of us who need to touch it. Storytelling encompasses so much more than words on paper.
Deborah Wiles
I am not comparing myself to great artists, but when you see conceptual artists at work, on some level it’s reassuring to know they can paint figuratively. Likewise, when you listen to the ’50s jazz people who do these vast solos, you buy into it more if they open by playing a tune.
Stewart Lee
In the beginning, it’s why I stopped correcting my appearance – because the articles were mean and would repeat the image that my ex-husband tried to paint of me.
Jocelyn Wildenstein
I also paint, draw and I’m into film and photography as well, and the same thing applies to all of them. You’re presenting this material to the general public and hoping that they’re going to ‘get’ what you’re doing. Some don’t, some do.
Paul Kane
I studied all about Gauguin. He was a banker. He was a banker who – he used to paint on Sundays. And one day he hated himself for painting on Sundays.
Anthony Quinn
If your kids want to paint their bedrooms, as a favor to me, let ’em do it.
Randy Pausch
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
My mother painted and wrote. She always had a painting in progress on an easel in the kitchen, so our house always smelled like oil paint. At night, she wrote after she’d put my sisters and me to bed, and the sound of her typing was our lullaby.
Luanne Rice
When you are working with low budgets and you have a gunshot with a squib and it goes wrong – the gun flash does not synchronize with the squib or whatever – it takes half an hour or 40 minutes to clean it all up and reset it. It’s much easier to use a computer to paint in the flash and splatter.
George A. Romero
I don’t think people realize what those weight cuts were doing to me. It took so much out of me to make 155. I wish I could put into words what it was like, to be able to paint the picture of my weight cuts, but I can’t. All I can say is that every fight week was a complete misery.
Michael Chiesa
I take this art very seriously and passionately. I love what I do. You can’t help but grow. That’s not to say you don’t make mistakes or make bad choices, but that’s part of the art. Painters paint bad paintings.
Christopher Meloni
People want you to be beautiful and shut up. When I paint or play music, they’d rather not know about that.
Paulina Porizkova
If you were to say to me that I couldn’t paint, I would write. If I couldn’t write, I would be a set designer. As long as I’m creating something, I’m happy.
Grace Slick
I’ve always been a bit of a mix between art and technology. I used to paint a lot, but I’m not very good with my hands. It has always been a fusion between my computer gaming interests and being exposed to the rich data of society that we live in.
Aaron Koblin
Paint the essential character of things.
Camille Pissarro
The Conservatives do not want to go into an election with the leaders’ relative ratings as they are – but it is depressing to hear that plans are afoot to paint Miliband as the Michael Dukakis of British politics: part of a metropolitan elite with no understanding of mainstream concerns.
Michael Ashcroft
I look at people like Picasso and Da Vinci and Escher and Miles Davis, and they’ll write or paint that one definitive masterpiece of maybe 50 that they have that’s really trying to go outside the box, trying to do something that’s tough. And then when you accomplish it, you look back and go, ‘Yeeaaaah – masterpiece.’
Lupe Fiasco
I play music, I paint – these things come from your depths.
John Lurie
There are times as an actor when you don’t work for two months, sometimes three or sometimes six, and the only thing that’s going to keep you sane is if you give back and live your life. I’ve definitely gone through that. It’s like, ‘Okay, I’m out of work for two months.’ That’s two months I can paint.
Olesya Rulin
I was always trying to get in the paint and get the easiest shots I can.
Ivica Zubac
I paint and I draw and I write and I do other things too, and recently some people at school were asking if I’d ever publish any of my work. But I almost feel like I would have to publish it under another name because there’s a definition of me out there that feels kind of stuck in the moment when it was formed.
Emma Watson
You’re making a movie, not a documentary. If you made a film like the historians would like you to make, you’re not going to go and see it. I’d rather see paint dry.
Dougray Scott
Don’t paint a nasty picture of your exes. We’ll justifiably wonder what made you stay in those heinous situations in the first place.
Liz Vassey
But I’m the only one who can paint the moon, because I’m the only one who knows whether that’s right or not.
Alan Bean
That was really the Fifties for me – that whole spirit of flicking the paint on the canvas.
Peter Marino
The mountains seem to have conquered us long before we set foot on them, and they will remain long after our brief existence. This indomitable force of the mountains gives us humans a blank canvas on which to paint the drive of discovery and, in the process, test the limits of human performance.
Conrad Anker
I unfortunately had a lot of medical procedures through

I unfortunately had a lot of medical procedures throughout my life, so I decided to paint all of my surgeries as a way to heal and as a way to grow.
Paz de la Huerta
I have been doodling since childhood. I have a passion for illustrating but cannot paint or colour for that matter. I illustrate what I am trying to communicate through my writing. My images are like drawings in a science text book.
Devdutt Pattanaik
I want to paint big, bright, optimistic pictures of the place I love.
John Dyer
I hate bumper stickers, you can’t sum anything up. All you do is paint yourself in some caricaturist corner.
David Cross
I had several decorated characters within the WWE that I was really proud of, coats of paint that changed that I could show a different side to the audience, because I’ve been in front of them since I was 20 years old, and none of them were necessarily the right one.
Cody Rhodes
When I was asked to compose a score for… ‘Palo Alto,’ I first thought to myself, ‘What is the house that these characters would want to live in?’ I wanted to paint a picture and color scheme that I could work around. I gently apply different daubs to see what fits to match the color I have in mind with these characters.
Dev Hynes
I think I was driven to paint portraits to commit images of friends and family to memory. I have face blindness, and once a face is flattened out, I can remember it better.
Chuck Close
An artist’s initial broad stroke is always most impactful, and obsessively adding layer upon layer of paint to fill in details often diminishes the painting’s aura. When an aura is lost, it is impossible to get back.
Ryuichi Sakamoto
In 2008 all the stars aligned perfectly for Obama’s 6-point victory over John McCain. He was an inexperienced, untested neophyte, and successfully convinced enough voters to paint their own version of what hope-and-change was all about on the blank canvas he provided.
Bob Beauprez
With regards to the paint, I’m normally quite introverted and shy. I keep myself to myself, and I find that when I hide behind the paint, so to speak, I’m able to let myself go more and move more freely than I can without it.
Finn Balor
Movies are not an art form where you get to kind of sit in your art gallery and paint, you know? You don’t do that. You’re spending a lot of somebody else’s money.
Paul W. S. Anderson
Often, when cheating happens, we rush to place blame solely on one person – either the person who did the cheating, or more insidiously, if it happened to us, we blame ourselves for not being ‘good enough’ to keep them around. But putting it all on one person doesn’t paint the entire picture.
Emily V. Gordon
I can be a guy the guys can rely on, an anchor in the paint, whether it’s blocking shots or being on that help side.
Brook Lopez
I draw, paint, crochet, sew, embroider – anything productive I can do with my hands while watching Netflix.
Emma Gonzalez
Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint.
Tony Curtis
Of course you can still paint landscape – it’s not been worn out.
David Hockney
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
I’ve always had a certain fascination. It’s basically paint what you know, and this is what I grew up with.
Martin Mull
My favorite moment is when someone says, ‘I like ‘Unleashed.’ ‘Now You See Me’ is so much fun.’ That’s what I want to do: smart, fun and big movies. I cannot lie, I love working with those big paint brushes. I have a blast doing these movies.
Louis Leterrier
I took it upon myself to paint a better picture of rural life and what it is all about.
Bubba Sparxxx
I paint what I like, when I like and where I like.
David Hockney
I think you have to control the materials to an extent, but it’s important to let the materials have a kind of power for themselves; like the natural power of gravity, if you are painting on a wall, it makes the paint trickle and it drips; there is no reason to fight that.
Keith Haring
Being a big guy, I’ve got to shore up the paint a lot more. It’s my job.
Roy Hibbert
The minute there’s a map, there is no art. Paint by numbers is not art. Paint by numbers is a mechanical activity.
Seth Godin
I can assure you that it feels even stranger to me than it probably does to you to have seen so much written about me when I have done so little to paint a picture of myself.
Pippa Middleton
Knowing how to paint and to use one’s colors rightly has not any connection with originality. This originality consists in properly expressing your own impressions.
Thomas Couture
We must always take from nature what we paint and always choose the most beautiful things.
Leon Battista Alberti
Clive Barker is just genius, and he’s incredibly gifted in so many different ways. He can write and direct and paint and do all these different things, and he can do them all extremely well.
Scott Bakula
I decided that what I really wanted to do was go off and paint.
Jim Henson
A joke is just a paintbrush. It takes someone funny to paint something beautiful.
Andrew Schulz
Before I paint someone, I always ask, ‘How much examination can your body take?’ ‘How much do you want me to see?’
Taylor Negron
Definitely, my whole life I've played as a point guard.

Definitely, my whole life I’ve played as a point guard. I’ve tried to get in the paint, and I’ve tried to develop for others.
Goran Dragic
Even the Impressionists, the most innovative artists of their time, sought to paint realistically. They believed that their freer way of portraying the visible world was truer to life than the literal realism of the ‘salon painters’ who dominated French art throughout the 19th century.
Terry Teachout
I’m good in the garden and I can do the cooking, ironing and cleaning, but I can’t hang wallpaper or paint.
Linford Christie
I have continued to paint; my father – who was savaged by the critics – continued to paint until practically the last week of his life.
Jamie Wyeth
We lived in my father’s studio, so there were the brushes and the pencils and the paint. So it would – it was very natural for me to want to paint, I think, and it was never a question.
Jamie Wyeth
When I was 10, I had dyed red hair, and I used to paint my nails – I think my mum secretly loved it.
I paint the American scene.
Robert Indiana
I think a lot of times we think of music as being different from other art forms. You would never ask a sculptor or painter, ‘Go paint this because you’ll get paid more,’ you know what I mean?
Jose James
I paint, and painting gives me my much needed break from my routine. Painting was a subject in my school, and I developed a liking for the lines and colours and started practising in my free time. It helps me de-stress amidst my hectic shooting schedules.
Hansika Motwani
I paint landscapes, figuratives. I painted all my life. In fact, I started as a commercial artist.
Pierce Brosnan
I am not metrosexual. I am not macho. I am normal. I don’t even wear nail paint.
Arjun Rampal
I paint. I still do it every day. I never neglected it. It’s a gift. It’s almost like religion for me. It’s the quickest way for me to become still.
Taylor Negron
I love color. When I paint, I use a lot of color. I love art that has a vibrancy of color and compositions. I adore the Impressionists, and I’m influenced strongly by them as a self-taught artist.
Pierce Brosnan
For me, graffiti means making marks on surfaces using just about anything, be it markers, spray, paint, chalk, lipstick, varnish, ink. Or it can be the result of scratches and incisions. The aim is to maintain the energy created by disturbance or excitement in the street.
Barry McGee
I asked Bob Dylan to paint the album cover for ‘Music from Big Pink.’ He said, ‘Yeah, let me see what I can come up with.’
Robbie Robertson
I have to accept my role. I will never kill myself like Vincent Van Gogh. Nor will I paint beautiful water lilies like Monet. I can’t do that. I’m in the idiot role of being a kiddie book person.
Maurice Sendak
We had all these smiley family pictures all over the walls of my house, but I always found those pictures to be odd because we weren’t smiling all the time. I don’t want to paint the picture of a total dysfunctional house, but there were a lot of arguments in that house. A lot of pain.
Derek Cianfrance
I paint every day. I really have no hobbies. That’s all I do.
Jamie Wyeth
There is a clear interest within ISIS to drag Israel into a war with them. If they do so, they will be able to paint Israel as having an alliance with the states fighting against them.
Yair Lapid
To make films is as boring as watching paint dry – you usually have to do little tiny bits here and there. You go off waiting for lighting, you come back – the energy dies. You hope you can find someone who can keep it going.
Jenny Agutter
Jimi Hendrix, the Who, the Dead, Zeppelin, the Beatles – I paint to this music all of the time.
Peter Max
I want each and every entire brushstroke to be seen. I want the marks made by the tip of the brush to carry as much meaning as the marks made by the dragging tail end, the part that splits open as the paint pulls away, thins and dries.
Chris Raschka
Naturally, there are times when every woman likes to be flattered… to feel she is the most important thing in someone’s world. Only a man can paint this picture.
Marilyn Monroe
The great thing about being an actor in a film is that you’re able to start knowing exactly where you’re going to finish and really paint something in between. You can work to know the arc you need to build. Whereas in television, it is open-ended, and you’re constantly guessing. There are pros and cons to both.
Rose McIver
Actors on stage, you can go from playing a myriad of roles, from Shakespeare to a Eugene O’Neil drama, and it’s the norm. I came up in a world where you’re supposed to be able to do three things very well. Act, sing, dance, paint, do something. The emphasis was on versatility.
Rocky Carroll
Action films can be like watching paint dry. You can just die in the trailer waiting for them to set up a shot, then you go out for a few minutes or an hour of endurance testing.
Pierce Brosnan
With a painting, you don’t have to go back and paint it again.
Joni Mitchell
To paint well, I need to be enraptured by my subjects.
Elizabeth Peyton
When I paint, some things come out, and I don’t know. Maybe it’s because I have such talent as a painter.
Yayoi Kusama
A great painter can paint something really complex, but they can crystallize it into something really simple.
Jenova Chen
I want to paint something that’s gorgeous, something that’s perfect. So that it’s full of sadness.
Gary Hume
If an alien race lands on the planet Earth tomorrow and

If an alien race lands on the planet Earth tomorrow and asks me to prove I’m really here, what do I do? What do I give them? What do I tell them? What do I show them? I can’t sing or dance. I can’t paint. I’ve never built anything, and I’ve never contributed anything significant to the human race.
Macaulay Culkin
People say, ‘What a discipline, painting so much.’ I say, ‘No, I love it.’ Nothing amuses me as much as my work. To have discipline would be not to paint.
Fernando Botero
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
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.
Frida Kahlo
People are really capable if you’re able to give them the confidence to get something done and paint the picture of where we need to go.
Lisa Su
I think if you’re a painter, you paint; if you’re a golfer, you golf; if you’re a fisherman, you fish; if you’re a musician, you play music.
Randy Bachman
What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
Edward Hopper
I don’t think the Lakers could control Tony Parker’s ability to get into the paint, so his health is the key for San Antonio.
Kenny Smith
Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint.
Georgia O’Keeffe
I know how to paint… In a way there is a boredom there because a lot of the magic is gone.
David Choe
I couldn’t go into the haphazard drawing or the paintings, the splashing of paint. I wanted to go back to a completely dry drawing, a dry conception of art.
Marcel Duchamp
I’m into using acrylic, in a complicated kind of way: Making it just as good as oil paint – better, maybe. It’s odd – when I started out, acrylic was for children, pretty much. It was a cheaper paint. It wasn’t supposed to look very good or last very long.
Peter Saul
People ask me how I keep my figure, and I tell them it’s because I paint. When you’re covered in paint, it’s quite hard to put food in your mouth!
Jane Seymour
For, when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a form divine.
Matthew Prior
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a house painter like my father, but I was always screwing up when I went to work with him. I had a talent for knocking over paint and painting myself into corners. I also realized fairly quickly that painting bored me.
Markus Zusak
I was an art student when I was a boy, and as an art student you don’t have to talk to anyone – you just have to paint really wonderful paintings. It’s very unlike being an actor, where you have to talk all the time.
Roger Rees
Directing is really exciting. In the end, it’s more fun to be the painter than the paint.
George Clooney
My parents are artists and they decided they would prefer to paint in the Mediterranean rather than in Scotland.
David Russell
A poet can feel free, in my estimation, to write a poem for himself. Or a painter can paint a painting for himself. You can write a short story for yourself. But for me, comedy by its nature is communal. If other people don’t get it, I’m not sure why you are doing it.
Keegan-Michael Key
I paint very quickly. And it just, it almost comes out of me like it’s almost my therapy.
David Choe
If I laugh a couple of times a day, I’m doing good. People think it’s their God-given right to be happy, and it’s just not. It’s something you’ve got to work at. I like to paint the human condition, and the human condition is not smiles and happy people.
John Mellencamp
If I had a place with a studio where I could paint I’d be happy.
Bruno Tonioli
I hang out with the right people, my friends that I’ve had since the beginning. We go to the beach, take walks, paint, see our family – just normal things that people who become famous lose sight of.
I went through this phase where I thought pink and purple matched. To dance class, I’d wear purple tights and pink leg warmers and paint my shoes purple. It was really odd.
Carrie Ann Inaba
It takes two guys to tell a story, paint a picture, so our audience can be entertained and brought into the match. You need to suck people in emotionally to a match, and it takes both parties to paint that picture.
Ricky Steamboat
Big guys like the paint. I make them allergic to it.
Channing Frye
When I paint a picture of a house, that goes back to my roots.
Edward Ruscha
I got an opportunity to be on a tribute to the Rolling Stones in the late ’90s and did a rockin’ version of ‘Paint It Black’ – that’s probably the biggest stretch of anything that I’ve personally done. I listen to a lot of different kinds of music, but I understand where my parameters are.
Tracy Lawrence
I like watercolours. I like acrylic paint… a little bit. I like house paint. I like oil-based paint, and I love oil paint. I love the smell of turpentine and I like that world of oil paint very, very, very much.
David Lynch
One of the great things that I loved about doing solo – which I ended up doing because I was too shy to ever try out for bands back in the day – I could sit there with a list of songs and ‘paint away’ for the show.
Patty Griffin
I paint German artists whom I admire. I paint their pictures, their work as painters, and their portraits too. But oddly enough, each of these portraits ends up as a picture of a woman with blonde hair. I myself have never been able to work out why this happens.
Georg Baselitz
Sometimes I write what I can't paint, and I paint what

Sometimes I write what I can’t paint, and I paint what I can’t write. I use a different part of the brain.
Erin Morgenstern
Twelve-year-old me wanted to do everything: act and sing and paint and dance.
Joss Whedon
I paint abstract expressions.
Billy Zane
I don’t think the goal is, ‘How big a star did you ever become?’ I think the goal is, ‘Were you able to express yourself?’ And if you’re able to say yes, in any field, you’ve won. If you paint, write, do mosaics, knit – if it’s solving that part of your brain saying, ‘I need to do this,’ you’ve won.
Albert Brooks
I wear myself out and struggle with the sun. And what a sun here! It would be necessary to paint here with gold and gemstones. It is wonderful.
Claude Monet
The ability to be the first African-American painter to paint the first African-American president of the United States is absolutely overwhelming. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Kehinde Wiley
I would always change my Barbies. I’d cut their hair, paint on tattoos, and create new clothes for them. I would invent elaborate stories: fights, dramas, successes. I would try out my ideas on them. And sometimes they would sing!
I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I’m not certain of whether it’s true.
Gustav Klimt
I just wanted to paint and sketch and tell stories by drawing.
Robert Redford
Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.
Bill Hicks
Instead of art I have taught philosophy. Though technique for me is a big word, I never have taught how to paint. All my doing was to make people to see.
Josef Albers
I’ve certainly always had a very high regard for Botswana and so I paint a very good picture of the country and I’ve never pretended to be painting an entirely realistic picture.
Alexander McCall Smith
First of all, I’m not a singer or rapper. I’m an artiste. Besides singing, I produce music, dance, write poetry, and sometimes I paint as well.
Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don’t know what to say about what I paint, really.
I can remember being a young kid, twelve, thirteen years old just with my headphones on, on the train, listening to rappers paint these vivid pictures. Listening to Mobb Deep and feeling like I was in Queensbridge even though I’m on the Southside of Chicago.
Vic Mensa
Once ‘A.N.T. Farm’ started, I was inspired by Chyna to jazz up my style. Now I paint my nails bright, fun colors and add a bunch of accessories and some cool shoes to jeans and a T-shirt.
China Anne McClain
I’m always going to take an experience and a fire beat and marry it all together with adult melodies. I try to paint, just like Frank Ocean paints with his lyrics. I try in similar ways to paint my life into these songs.
Ari Lennox
The painter should not paint what he sees, but what will be seen.
Paul Klee
Most people think I do street art, so I do everything for nothing. I’m an urchin who paints walls and does work for nothing. That’s the first misconception about street artists, that we just paint for nothing.
Ben Eine
My dream is to have a creativity barn, in my back yard, which is full of musical instruments and every kind of paint and oils and paper, and you can just go in and make something.
Allison Janney
I used to paint.
Gauri Khan
In my previous life, I was an artist. I still paint. I love art.
Edi Rama
I thought I’d be a chef by night and paint by day. Now I just have fabulous dinner parties.
Kehinde Wiley
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.
Graham Greene
I am not a supporter of the rhetoric of, ‘Dear, dear, the toys have got lead paint.’ If I had a manufacturer in China that allowed that to happen, I’d fire them instantly.
Jenny Shipley
In terms of the pilot, you have to introduce a lot of characters in a very short period of time, and you have to paint with slightly broad brush strokes because you just need to give an audience an idea of who these people might be.
Jack Davenport
It is not an aesthetic misstep to make the viewer aware of the paint and the painter’s hand. Such an empathetic awareness lies at the heart of aesthetic appreciation.
John Updike
I rekindled a friendship I hadn’t had in a long time, and I was reminded of all the parts of me that had left. I was like, ‘Wow, I love to paint and to write and to be outside.’
Lauren Jauregui
I was writing when I was very young, and then I became interested in everything – I wanted to do photography. I wanted to act. I wanted to write plays, and then I wanted to film and to paint, but I felt that film had a condition that reunites everything.
Sebastian Lelio
Filmmakers are going to make films, just like painters are going to paint.
Richard Linklater
I paint my own nails and only get my hair cut when it really needs it.
Nicola Roberts
I paint; I draw and paint - I've been doing that since

I paint; I draw and paint – I’ve been doing that since I was in third grade, drawing realistically and then changing to abstract art. That was my first creative thing before guitar or comedy.
Steven Wright
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
They give me the money, I give them the book. Having input into the adaptation would be kind of like selling a house and coming back three years later and saying, ‘Paint it this color!’
Robert B. Parker
When I was a kid, I’d spray paint my hair, cut clothes up.
Rita Ora
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Pablo Picasso