Quotations by Egon Schiele

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Born: Thursday, June 12, 1890
Died: Thursday, October 31, 1918 (28 years old)
Profession: Artist
Nationality: Austrian


All beautiful and noble qualities have been united in me... I shall be the fruit which will leave eternal vitality behind even after its decay. How great must be your joy, therefore, to have given birth to me.
- Egon Schiele
(Keywords: Joy, United, Vitality, Will)

Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.
- Egon Schiele
(Keywords: Art)

At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants.
- Egon Schiele
(Keywords: Body, Flowers, Impulses, Joy, Mountains, Plants, Present, Suffering, Trees, Water)

Everything is dead while it lives.
- Egon Schiele

I am so rich that I must give myself away.
- Egon Schiele

I believe in the immortality of all creatures.
- Egon Schiele
(Keywords: Immortality)

I do not deny that I have made drawings and watercolors of an erotic nature. But they are always works of art. Are there no artists who have done erotic pictures?
- Egon Schiele
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Artists)

I don't know whether there is anyone else at all who remembers my noble father with such sadness.
- Egon Schiele
(Keywords: Father, Sadness)

My mother is a very strange woman... She doesn't understand me in the least and doesn't love me much either. If she had either love or understanding she would be prepared to make sacrifices.
- Egon Schiele
(Keywords: Love, Mother, Understanding, Woman)

To restrict the artist is a crime. It is to murder germinating life.
- Egon Schiele
(Keywords: Life, Artist, Crime, Murder)







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