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J. E. H. MacDonald Quotes



Quotes by J. E. H. MacDonald - (23 quotes)

George MacDonald - From the Art category:

- Guild Court: A London Story...
... nothing in which the art is uppermost is worth the art expended upon it. (George MacDonald)

George MacDonald - From the Friendship category:

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. (George MacDonald)

George MacDonald - From the Sadness category:

Beauty and sadness always go together. Nature thought beauty too rich to go forth upon the earth without a meet alloy. (George MacDonald)

George MacDonald - From the Travel category:

Traveler, what lies over the hills? Traveler, tell to me; I am only a child - from the window sill, over I cannot see. (George MacDonald)

J. E. H. MacDonald - From the Architecture category:

-sketching at Lake O'Hara...
I meant to express mountain architecture, but failed in the solidity which had first attracted me. (J. E. H. MacDonald)

J. E. H. MacDonald - From the Colour category:

Every day advanced the passing of the leaf, and soon our painters had to go in quest of the desirable 'spot of red.' The hills that had been crimson and scarlet with maple were changed to purplish grey. The yellow leaves were following fast. They realized one night of breaking cloud that there was a growing moon, and they looked at old star friends from the car door - the Dipper lying flat among the spruce tops, and one rare night bright Capella dimmed in a jet of Aurora. After such a night the trees could resist no longer, and they saw many a one cast off all her leaves in one desperate shower. Birch woods, that were dense yellow in the morning were open grey by night. But the wild cherry leaves still hung as though the high fifes and violins were to finish the great concert of colour. They were another of the notable little graces of the bush, daintily hung in every shade from palest yellow to deep crimson against the big blue-gold hills of the Montreal Valley. (J. E. H. MacDonald)

J. E. H. MacDonald - From the Critics category:

If the function of the artist is to see, the first duty of the critic is to understand what the artist saw. (J. E. H. MacDonald)

J. E. H. MacDonald - From the Dissatisfaction category:

-sketching at Lake O'Hara...
Made a sketch later on the cabin verandah, but it was impossible to keep up with the changes. Oh the difficulties of mountain art for too little genius. (J. E. H. MacDonald)

J. E. H. MacDonald - From the Memory category:

I have memories of the clearest crystal mountain days imaginable, when we fortunates in the height seemed to be sky people living in light alone... (J. E. H. MacDonald)

J. E. H. MacDonald - From the Nature category:

One felt that the mountains are not completed. The builders are still at work. Stones come rolling and jumping from the upper scaffolding and often from the chasms one hears the thundering as the gods of the mountains change their minds. (J. E. H. MacDonald)

J. E. H. MacDonald - From the Painting category:

To paint from nature is to realize one's sensations, not to copy what is before one. (J. E. H. MacDonald)

J. E. H. MacDonald - From the Plein-Air category:

-sketching at Lake O'Hara...
Snow and reflections were beautiful but transient effects and other difficulties were beyond me. (J. E. H. MacDonald)

J. E. H. MacDonald - From the Plein-Air category:

I feel like a bear or an old pack horse recuperating, nothing highly spiritual but a bodily satisfaction. Perhaps that is being in 'toon with the infinite.' (J. E. H. MacDonald)

J. E. H. MacDonald - From the Selling category:

Only two sales were made. We didn't sell enough catalogues to make printing expenses. So it seems probable that we shall have to pay, as usual, for the privilege of giving the... public an art education. (J. E. H. MacDonald)

J. E. H. MacDonald - From the Simplicity category:

-sketching at Lake O'Hara...
Got up during the night to see the moonlight on Mt. Lefroy. Clear and fine. All detail simplified - few tones and a rare transparent effect, no strong contrast, three or four values, the lake only slightly darker than the shore. (J. E. H. MacDonald)

Leza MacDonald - From the Happiness category:

I know I'm happy, I just can't seem to find it. (Leza MacDonald)

Leza MacDonald - From the Joy category:

Joy is the sound of peace when it snows. (Leza MacDonald)

Leza MacDonald - From the Life category:

I shall fill my life with line, colour and joy. (Leza MacDonald)

Leza MacDonald - From the Mistakes category:

I have made mistakes in my life and I am looking forward to making lots more. (Leza MacDonald)

Leza MacDonald - From the Peace category:

The fog is peacefully hiding my Mountains. (Leza MacDonald)

Leza MacDonald - From the Renewal category:

Every morning is a new garden. (Leza MacDonald)

Nakona Macdonald - From the Commerce category:

Look at our marketing methods... If we hold too tight, we squeeze the life from our efforts. (Nakona Macdonald)

Nakona Macdonald - From the Obligation category:

We have an obligation to try and increase the availability of beauty and truth, not merely enter the marketplace. (Nakona Macdonald)