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Quotes by Homer - (29 quotes)

Homer - From the Life category:

A man dies even if he has done nothing, the same as one who has done much. (Homer)

Homer - From the Repose category:

Too much rest itself becomes a pain. (Homer)

Homer - From the Rewards category:

The journey is its own reward. (Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Aging category:

Only think of my being alive with a reputation! (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Ambition category:

-in an art gallery as a young man...
I am going to paint - Something like that, only a damned sight better. If a man wants to be an artist, he should never look at pictures. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Appreciation category:

The Sun will not rise or set without my notice and thanks. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Colour category:

It is wonderful how much depends upon the relations of black and white... A black and white, if properly balanced, suggests colour. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Contentment category:

All is lovely outside my house and inside my house and myself. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Criticism category:

-in a letter to his dealer on the painting Gulf Stream...
The criticisms... by old women and others are noted. You may inform these people that the Negro did not starve to death. He was not eaten by the sharks. The waterspout did not hit him. And he was rescued by a passing ship. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Dealers category:

-Winslow Homer to Gustav Reichard and Company...
I am quite encouraged at the success of my exhibition and have to thank you for the good management that has produced it. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Depression category:

What's the use? The people are too stupid. They do not understand. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Difficulty category:

I got the light and the sea that I wanted, but as it was very cold had to paint out of my window and I was a little too far away... (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Drunkenness category:

I thought for a change I would give up drinking, and it was a great mistake, and, although I reduced the size of my nose and improved my beauty, my stomach suffered. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Fame category:

It would probably kill me to have such a thing appear. The most interesting part of my life is of no concern to the public. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Finishing category:

...letting well enough alone – which is the rule for grown artists only. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Gratitude category:

-in dark, cold solitude of winter months...
I thank the Lord for this opportunity for reflection. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Joy category:

The life that I have chosen gives me my full hours of enjoyment. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Language category:

-to Eugene Benson...
Artists should never look at pictures, but should stutter in a language of their own. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Light category:

You have the sky overhead giving one light; then the reflected light from whatever reflects; then the direct light of the sun; so that, in the blending and suffusing of these several luminations, there is no such thing as a line to be seen anywhere. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Money category:

-in a fallow period...
I will paint for money any time. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Observation category:

The picture is painted fifteen minutes after sunset – not one minute before... You can see that it took many days of careful observation to get this... with a high sea and tide just right. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Painting category:

Look at nature, work independently, and solve your own problems. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Plein-Air category:

I prefer every time a picture composed and painted outdoors. The thing is done without your knowing it. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Profession category:

From the time I took my nose off that lithographic stone, I have had no master, and never shall have any. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Seeing category:

When you paint, try to put down exactly what you see. Whatever else you have to offer will come out anyway. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Simplicity category:

Never put more than two waves in a picture; it's fussy. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Subject category:

- advice to a student...
Leave rocks for your old age - they're easy. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Talent category:

What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous work in the right way. (Winslow Homer)

Winslow Homer - From the Titles category:

I work hard every afternoon from 4:30 to 4:40, that being the limit of the light I represent, the title of my picture being Early Evening. (Winslow Homer)