"One must from time to time attempt things that are beyond one's capacity. "
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Henri Matisse - Quotes

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.

Creativity takes courage.

Truth and reality in art do not arise until you no longer understand what you are doing and are capable of but nevertheless sense a power that grows in proportion to your resistance.

I have always tried to hide my own efforts and wished my works to have the lightness and joyousness of a springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labours it cost.

A young painter who cannot liberate himself from the influence of past generations is digging his own grave.

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