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Edouard Manet Quotes



Quotes by Edouard Manet - (18 quotes)

Edouard Manet - From the Colour category:

Color is a matter of taste and of sensitivity. (Edouard Manet)

Edouard Manet - From the Colour category:

Black is not a color. (Edouard Manet)

Edouard Manet - From the Courage category:

-in a letter to Isabelle...
I would kiss you, had I the courage. (Edouard Manet)

Edouard Manet - From the Criticism category:

The attacks of which I have been the object have broken the spring of life in me... People don't realize what it feels like to be constantly insulted. (Edouard Manet)

Edouard Manet - From the Criticism category:

Insults are pouring down on me as thick as hail. (Edouard Manet)

Edouard Manet - From the Determination category:

When you've got it, you've got it. When you haven't, you begin again. All the rest is humbug. (Edouard Manet)

Edouard Manet - From the Gender category:

-on the work of Berthe Morisot...
This woman's work is exceptional. Too bad she's not a man. (Edouard Manet)

Edouard Manet - From the Humanity category:

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

Edouard Manet - From the Imagination category:

It is not enough to know your craft – you have to have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more. (Edouard Manet)

Edouard Manet - From the Masters category:

-on Velazquez...
He is the painter of painters. (Edouard Manet)

Edouard Manet - From the Nature category:

There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another. (Edouard Manet)

Edouard Manet - From the Painting category:

No one can be a painter unless he cares for painting above all else. (Edouard Manet)

Edouard Manet - From the Painting category:

If I'm lucky, when I paint, first my patrons leave the room, then my dealers, and if I'm really lucky I leave too. (Edouard Manet)

Edouard Manet - From the Plein-Air category:

There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see. (Edouard Manet)

Edouard Manet - From the Portraiture category:

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

Edouard Manet - From the Portraiture category:

-on the Irish writer George Moore, 1878...
I won't change a thing in his portrait. Is it my fault if Moore looks like a squashed egg yolk and if his face is all lopsided? Anyway, the same applies to everybody's face... (Edouard Manet)

Edouard Manet - From the Portraiture category:

There's no symmetry in nature. One eye is never exactly the same as the other. There's always a difference. We all have a more or less crooked nose and an irregular mouth. (Edouard Manet)

Edouard Manet - From the Work category:

I need to work to feel well. (Edouard Manet)