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I am not interested in complicated things nor in the commonplace, I like to paint simple things that are a little strange. (Gertrude Abercrombie)

Each day can be one of triumph if you keep up your interests. (George Matthew Adams)

How can I take an interest in my work when I don't like it? (Francis Bacon)

I'm interested in a sort of suspension of meaning in the pictures. (Donald Baechler)

Only one thing has to matter for everything to matter. (Jose Bergamin)

Once I began to consider everything as being of potential interest, objects released latent layers of value. (Alain de Botton)

I'm in good form, taking no interest in things, neglecting clothes, meals, company, and feeling calm and stable as I write. (Bertolt Brecht)

The whole universe interest me. (George Brecht)

To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life. (Gelett Burgess)

Watching the artist is at least as interesting as the painting. (Susan Easton Burns)

The responsibility of the artist consists in perfecting his work so that it may become attractively disinteresting. (John Cage)

It is the ability to determine consciously what it is that interests him, and why, that differentiates the artist from the art student. (John F. Carlson)

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. (Dale Carnegie)

Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks. (Henri Cartier-Bresson)

-to his son...
Here on the edge of the river, the motifs are very plentiful, the same subject seen from a different angle gives a subject for study of the highest interest and so varied that I think I could be occupied for months without changing my place, simply bending a little more to the right or left. (Paul Cezanne)

Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love. (Marc Chagall)

I am not interested in art, I am interested in life. When you are interested in life, more than you are in painting, then your paintings can come to life. (Jack Chambers)

There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person. (G. K. Chesterton)

The cultivation of a hobby and new forms of interest is a policy of first importance to a public man. (Winston Churchill)

All my life I've been interested in other people's stories. I wanted to know them, understand them, feel them. (Bill Clinton)

All of us take an interest, to a greater or lesser extent, in what people around us look like, what they are doing, and why they are doing it. (David Cobley)

Write down each day what surprised you and how you surprised others. When something strikes a spark of interest, follow it. (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)

I guess I have a short attention span! I'm interested in new worlds, new universes, new challenges. (Alfonso Cuaron)

The negative background shapes must be as interesting as the shapes that have been painted. (Ardath Davis)

I chop and change between what is called 'work' and what is called 'recreation.' There are no discontinuities in my day. I only play tennis with people I find interesting. (David Deutsch)

Every individual, from the highest to the lowest degree, has his place in the ladder of social life, and around him swirls a little world of interests, composed of stormy passions and conflicting atoms. (Alexandre Dumas)

To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully. (Tryon Edwards)

For the world to be interesting, you have to be manipulating it all the time. (Brian Eno)

I've got a feeling that music might not be the most interesting place to be in the world of things. (Brian Eno)

The argument of 'I love it, I hate it' is what generates the spark of interest from the masses. (John Ferrie)

Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. (Richard Feynman)

I think my printing to this day looks like the printing right out of a comic book. Actually, I always wanted to be in a comic book... This realm holds a lot of interest for me, a lot of passion for me. So to be comic-ized, yeah, that's cool. (Nathan Fillion)

Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough. (Gustave Flaubert)

I am interested in refining my receptor. (Charles Gagnon)

Anything that keeps you happy and writing is part of my writing ritual: I like music, so I tend to have it playing in the background. But if I'm interested, I can write in an airport waiting area. (Neil Gaiman)

Natural focus occurs when the mind is interested. When this occurs, the mind is drawn irresistibly toward the object (or subject) of interest. It is effortless and relaxed, not tense and overly controlled. (W. Timothy Gallwey)

If it's too fashiony, it's not interesting to me. (Jean Paul Gaultier)

I don't want the whole of my writing or my intellectual energy given over to race because I have diverse interests. (Roxane Gay)

I have a great interest in a number of things, perhaps too many. I admire people who seem to concentrate on only one fixed discipline to the exclusion of almost everything else. (Tom Glazer)

Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

There's an innate ability for creative minds to continue to process their interests. (Gail Griffiths)

I'm not interested in painting; I'm not interested in making a picture. Then what the hell am I interested in? I must be interested in this process. (Philip Guston)

I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art. (Godfrey H. Hardy)

I do not always find the streets interesting, so I wait until I see picturesque groups and those that compose well in relation to the whole. (Childe Hassam)

Do studies, not pictures. Know when you are licked - start another. Be alive, stop when your interest is lost. (Charles Hawthorne)

The world is full of objects, more or less interesting; I do not wish to add any more. (Douglas Heubler)

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job. (Napoleon Hill)

Any artist will tell you he's really only interested in the stuff he's doing now. He will, always. It's true, and it should be like that. (David Hockney)

I wasn't interested in holding onto the evidence of things. (Jim Hodges)

The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested. (William Dean Howells)

I was just... interested in depicting this beautiful landscape... the most beautiful landscape in the world and that shouldn't be left to a camera alone. (E. J. Hughes)

I've only been interested in the artistic side of life. (Elton John)

I'm interested in things which suggest the world rather than express the personality... The most conventional thing, the most ordinary thing – it seems to me that those things can be dealt with without having to judge them; they seem to me to exist as clear facts, not involving aesthetic hierarchy. (Jasper Johns)

The artist's interest cannot be restricted to a single field; he must seek the highest perception of everything, of the whole and its details. (Asger Jorn)

What interests me is the sense of the darkness that we carry within us, the darkness that's akin to one of the principal subjects of the sublime - terror. (Anish Kapoor)

What's in front of me is what's most interesting. (Alex Katz)

I'm not interested in the texture of a rock, but in its shadow. (Ellsworth Kelly)

I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another til I drop. (Jack Kerouac)

The things that go on in my head are far more interesting than what actually happens... (Nicole Kidman)

I'm very interested in how colour and shape are perceived. (Wanda Koop)

Apparently unrelated things become interesting when we start fitting them together. (John Kouwenhoven)

Only top paintings hold interest for any length of time. (A. C. Leighton)

I'm interested in what would normally be considered the worst aspects of commercial art. I think it's the tension between what seems to be so rigid and cliched and the fact that art really can't be this way. (Roy Lichtenstein)

Nothing is interesting if you're not interested. (Helen MacInness)

Golf and tennis hold no interest for me. I don't care much for shopping, either. I'd rather sit on my porch and gaze out at the scenery. Then I can think, and once I have thought, I can write. (Cindy Matthews)

I'm interested in the moment when two objects collide and generate a third. The third object is where the interesting work is. (Bruce Mau)

Ours is not the only story, just the most interesting one. (Mignon McLaughlin)

It is better decoration when, in painting, some monstrosity is introduced for variety and a relaxation of the senses and to attract the attention of mortal eyes, which at times desire to see that which they have never seen... (Michelangelo)

Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. (Henry Miller)

If you find that you begin many projects without completing them, perhaps it is the 'beginnings' that interest you most. Sustain your interest by constantly having a work in a beginning stage. Spend your day alternating between starting a new painting and working on an existing one. (Bonnie Mincu)

That which interests me above all else is the calligraphy of a tree or the tiles of a roof, and I mean leaf by leaf, branch by branch, blade by blade of grass. (Joan Miro)

What can be said about a man who is interested in nothing but his painting? It's a pity if a man can only interest himself in one thing. But I can't do any thing else. I have only one interest. (Claude Monet)

It's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Learn to leave things. If you don't have an interest in something, you don't need even to transcend it! (Mooji)

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds. (Henry Moore)

I have always been very interested in landscape... I find that all natural forms are a source of unending interest - tree trunks, the growth of branches from the trunk, each finding its own individual air-space. (Henry Moore)

What interests me the most is expressing what's in nature, in the visible world, that is. (Giorgio Morandi)

I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos - especially activity that seems to have no meaning. (Jim Morrison)

The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does. (Lewis Mumford)

Certainly a chair can be just as interesting as a human being. But first the chair must be perceived by a human being... You should not paint the chair, but only what someone has felt about it. (Edvard Munch)

Whether I'm painting or not, I have this overweening interest in humanity. Even if I'm not working, I'm still analyzing people. (Alice Neel)

We are not interested in the unusual, but in the usual seen unusually. (Beaumont Newhall)

Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous. (Georgia O'Keeffe)

The very first step toward success in any occupation is to become interested in it. (Sir William Osler)

Rather than saying people aren't interested when things don't take off, you should take it on yourself to say, 'I'm not doing a great job of telling the story in a way that makes it interesting.' (Eli Pariser)

To know when one's self is interested, is the first condition of interesting other people. (Walter Pater)

I must confess that I am interested in leisure in the same way that a poor man is interested in money. (Prince Philip)

True interest appears when the self identifies itself with ideas or objects, when it finds in them a means of expression and they become a necessary form of fuel for its activity. (Jean Piaget)

Imitators? All right! Disciples if you like. But disciples be damned. It's not interesting. (Pablo Picasso)

The only pictorial matter that is of interest to me is the matter and sentiments brought about by the work itself. (Pablo Picasso)

Our first job is to make interesting things, things that haven't been seen in just that way before. (Todd Plough)

Something interesting always comes along. (George Politis)

Artists like old cars because they are truly works of art in themselves that you can drive around in. How great is that! (Frances Poole)

There is a lot to be said about the breast-heavy, female anorexic figures which make up our contemporary interest in bodies. And most of that should be expressed on a couch. (Bernard Poulin)

I think it's when you don't recognize something that it starts getting quite interesting. (Fiona Rae)

Where do you put your centre of interest, the focal point of the whole painting? This should attract the eye immediately, and there must be just one... Never, never in the centre or right on the edges. The ideal and most interesting place for it is where the distance from it to all four edges is different. (Ron Ranson)

The music business doesn't interest me anymore. (Lou Reed)

Share with the world your own world and your view of it. You may be surprised just how unique and interesting each of us can be to those around us. (William F. Reese)

Perhaps it's art; but if it isn't, at least it's something else equally interesting to me! (George Rickey)

I'm interested in contemporary vision... the flicker of chrome, reflections, rapid associations, quick flashes of light. Bing-bang! I don't do anecdotes. I accumulate experiences. (James Rosenquist)

Nothing is so poor and melancholy as an art that is interested in itself and not in its subject. (George Santayana)

Nature and abstract forms are both materials for art, and the choice of one or the other flows from historically changing interests. (Meyer Schapiro)

In a roomful of shouting people, the one who whispers becomes interesting. (Peter Schmidt)

If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is. (Charles Schulz)

The trouble, Mr. Goldwyn, is that you are only intersted in art and I am only interested in money. (George Bernard Shaw)

Have a special interest, a positive prejudice about some clump of trees or one particular knoll, an excitement about them can spread through the whole composition, and so fire the rest of the things that you are only mildly interested in. (John Sloan)

I am interested in personal stories because that's when people become expressive, spontaneous and heartfelt. (Anna Deavere Smith)

Changing light and the march of the seasons are a constant source of interest to me as a painter. (Edward Stamp)

Human beings are interested in two things. They are interested in the reality and interested in telling about it. (Gertrude Stein)

The great thing and the hard thing is to stick to thing when you have outlived the first interest and not yet the second which comes with a sort of mastery. (Janet Erskine Stuart)

Anything that is ordinary and frequent is uninteresting to me, so I have to go in a solitary and risky direction. (Dorothea Tanning)

It is difficult to begin without borrowing, but perhaps it is the most generous course thus to permit your fellow-men to have an interest in your enterprise. (Henry David Thoreau)

I'm not that interested in recreating reality. I'm interested in recreating an emotional truth. (Guillermo del Toro)

Art experts are unfailingly opposed to Art for the simple reason that they are interested in Art – but Art is not interested in Art. Art is interested in life. (Stephen Vizinczey)

The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well. (Horace Walpole)

If I am interested, amazed, stimulated to work, that is sufficient reason to thank the gods, and go ahead! (Edward Weston)

I am interested in the social, even the propaganda, angle in painting; but I feel that the job of everyone in a creative field is to picture the whole scene... I am interested in creating a style that is much more powerful, that will take in the technical end and at the same time will say what I have to say. (Charles White)

Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequently are perfectly uninterested in what they are. (Oscar Wilde)

My interest in painting is recording things. I think of myself as almost a documentary filmmaker... I've gotten into some curious situations... (Jamie Wyeth)