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Paul Cezanne
January 19, 1839 - October 22, 1906
Nationality: French
Category: Artist
Subcategory: French Artist

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.


Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors.


Painting is damned difficult - you always think you've got it, but you haven't.


I'll always be grateful to the public of intelligent amateurs.


I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing.


An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all.


My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I've been pursuing all my life.


One does not substitute oneself for the past, one merely adds to it a new link.


With an apple I will astonish Paris.


Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.


I paint as if I were Rothschild.


We live in a rainbow of chaos.


Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.


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


I've come to the conclusion that it's not really possible to help others.


Keep good company - that is, go to the Louvre.


Is art really the priesthood that demands the pure in heart who belong to it wholly?


Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.


The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it.


If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain.


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