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Egon Schiele
June 12, 1890 - October 31, 1918
Nationality: Austrian
Category: Artist

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.


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.


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?


Everything is dead while it lives.


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.


Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.


I believe in the immortality of all creatures.


I don't know whether there is anyone else at all who remembers my noble father with such sadness.


To restrict the artist is a crime. It is to murder germinating life.


I am so rich that I must give myself away.


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