Quotations by Paul Cezanne

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Born: Saturday, January 19, 1839
Died: Monday, October 22, 1906 (67 years old)
Profession: Artist
Nationality: French


A puny body weakens the soul.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Soul, Body)

A thousand painters ought to be killed yearly. Say what you like: I'm every inch a painter.
- Paul Cezanne

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Art, Work, Emotion)

An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Art, Feeling)

Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Harmony)

Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Art, Lies, Salvation)

Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Nature, Artist)

For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Nature, Sensations)

Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Experience, Genius, Ability, Emotions)

Here, on the river's verge, I could be busy for months without changing my place, simply leaning a little more to right or left.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Months, Right)

I allow no one to touch me.
- Paul Cezanne

I am a pupil of Pissarro.
- Paul Cezanne

I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Art, Friend, Painting)

I am the primitive of the method I have invented.
- Paul Cezanne

I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us, we find consolation only in religion.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Age, Religion)

I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Nothing, Years)

I have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Art, End, Force, Nothing)

I have sworn to die painting.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Painting)

I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Nature, Richness)

I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Age, Will)

I paint as if I were Rothschild.
- Paul Cezanne

I want to die painting.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Painting, Want)

I'll always be grateful to the public of intelligent amateurs.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Public)

I've come to the conclusion that it's not really possible to help others.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Help)

If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Isolation)

Is art really the priesthood that demands the pure in heart who belong to it wholly?
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Art, Heart)

Is it the factitious and the conventional that most surely succeed on earth and in the course of life?
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Life, Earth, Succeed)

It is impossible for emotion not to come on us in thinking of that time now flowed away.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Time, Emotion, Now, Thinking)

It's so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas.
- Paul Cezanne

Keep good company - that is, go to the Louvre.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Company)

My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I've been pursuing all my life.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Age, Art, Health, Life, Dream, Will)

My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Work)

One does not substitute oneself for the past, one merely adds to it a new link.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Past)

Optics, developing in us through study, teach us to see.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Study)

Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Nature, Painting, Sensations)

Painting is damned difficult - you always think you've got it, but you haven't.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Painting)

People think how a sugar basin has no physiognomy, no soul. But it changes every day.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Soul, People, Day)

Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Nature)

Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Light, Shadow)

Tell me, do you think I'm going mad? I sometimes wonder, you know.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Wonder)

The artist makes things concrete and gives them individuality.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Artist, Individuality)

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Strength, Awareness)

The clear French landscape is as pure as a verse of Racine.
- Paul Cezanne

The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Day, Revolution, Will)

The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Art, Artist, Personality)

The painter must enclose himself within his work; he must respond not with words, but with paintings.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Work, Words)

The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Nature, Truth)

The world doesn't understand me and I don't understand the world, that's why I've withdrawn from it.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: World)

There are two things in the painter, the eye and the mind; each of them should aid the other.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Eye, Mind)

Two sittings a day of my models and I'm totally exhausted.
- Paul Cezanne
(Keywords: Day)



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