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Top 160 Henri Matisse Quotes (2023 Update)

Henri Matisse Quote: “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Creativity takes courage. ”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Don’t wait for inspiration. It comes while one is working.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “An artist is an explorer.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Creative people are curious, flexible, and independent with a tremendous spirit and a love of play.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “If I close my eyes, I see things better than with my eyes open.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Work cures everything.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Creation begins with vision.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “When you’re out of willpower you call on stubbornness, that’s the trick.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Don’t try to be original. Be simple. Be good technically, and if there is something in you, it will come out.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “The essential thing is to work in a state of mind that approaches prayer.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Color was not given to us in order that we imitate Nature. It was given to us so that we can express our emotions.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Nothing can be accomplished without love.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Much of the beauty that arises in art comes from the struggle an artist wages with his limited medium.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Precision is not reality.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “The artists must see all things as if he were seeing them for the first time. All his life he must see as he did when he was a child.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “You want to paint? First of all you must cut off your tongue because your decision takes away from you the right to express yourself with anything but your brush.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “What I dream of is an art of balance.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “In love, the one who runs away is the winner.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “All that is not useful in a picture is detrimental. A work of art must be harmonious in its entirety; for superfluous details would, in the mind of the beholder, encroach upon the essential elements.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “When I paint green, it doesn’t mean grass; when I paint blue, it doesn’t mean sky.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “I dream of an art of balance, of quietness, something analogous to a good armchair.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “I’ve been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “The artist has to look at life as he did when he was a child. If he loses that faculty, he cannot express himself in an original, that is, a personal way.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “It is with color that you render light, though you must also feel this light, have it within yourself.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Exactitude is not truth.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Above all, an artist must never be too easily satisfied with what he has done...”
Henri Matisse Quote: “All my efforts go into creating an art that can be understood by everyone.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Color helps to express light, not the physical phenomenon, but the only light that really exists, that in the artist’s brain.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Fit the parts together, one into the other, and build your figure like a carpenter builds a house. Everything must be constructed, composed of parts that make a whole...”
Henri Matisse Quote: “You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “My choice of colors does not rest on any scientific theory, it is based on observation, on feeling, on the experience of my sensibility.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Ever since there have been men, man has given himself over to too little joy. That alone, my brothers, is our original sin. I should believe only in a God who understood how to dance.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Hatred is a parasite that devours all. One doesn’t build upon hatred, but upon love.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “A certain blue enters your soul.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “I cannot copy nature in a servile way; I am forced to interpret nature and submit it to the spirit of the picture. From the relationship I have found in all the tones there must result a living harmony of colors, a harmony analogous to that of a musical composition.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Art is an escape from reality.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “There’s nothing clinically wrong with me, only an emotional imbalance – I pass too quickly from the wildest enthusiasm to the blackest despair.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “To draw is to make an idea precise. Drawing is the precision of thought.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “I wouldn’t mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “Drawing is of the spirit; color is of the senses.”
Henri Matisse Quote: “When I eat a tomato I look at it the way anyone else would. But when I paint a tomato, then I see it differently.”
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