Claude Monet

Quotes by Claude Monet

Presented by Charles L Harmon of Good Luck Domains

Déjeuner sur l'herbe by Claude Monet

Déjeuner sur l’herbe
Right fragment. 1865-1866. Oil on canvas. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France.
Author : Monet, 1840-1926, Claude
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Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment… – Claude Monet

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Colors pursue me like a constant worry. They even worry me in my sleep. – Claude Monet

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Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love. – Claude Monet

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Everything I have earned has gone into these gardens. – Claude Monet

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For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life – the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value. – Claude Monet

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I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. – Claude Monet

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I am only good at two things, and those are: gardening and painting. – Claude Monet

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I am very depressed and deeply disgusted with painting. It is really a continual torture. – Claude Monet

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I can only draw what I see. – Claude Monet

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I despise the opinion of the press and the so-called critics. – Claude Monet

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I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. – Claude Monet

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I waited for the idea to consolidate, for the grouping and composition of themes to settle themselves in my brain. When I felt I held enough cards I determined to pass to action, and did so. – Claude Monet

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I would advise young artists . . . to paint as they can, as long as they can, without being afraid of painting badly . . . . If their painting doesn’t improve by itself, it means that nothing can be done – and I wouldn’t do anything! – Claude Monet

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I’m never finished with my paintings; the further I get, the more I seek the impossible and the more powerless I feel. – Claude Monet

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It took me time to understand my waterlilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them. – Claude Monet

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It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly. – Claude Monet

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Most people think I paint fast. I paint very slowly. – Claude Monet

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My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. – Claude Monet

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My life has been nothing but a failure. – Claude Monet

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My work is always better when I am alone and follow my own impressions. – Claude Monet

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Never, even as a child, would I bend to a rule. – Claude Monet

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No one but myself knows the anxiety I go through and the trouble I give myself to finish paintings which do not satisfy me and seem to please so very few others. – Claude Monet

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No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition. – Claude Monet

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No, I’m not a great painter. Neither am I a great poet. – Claude Monet

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One can do something if one can see and understand it… – Claude Monet

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People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love. – Claude Monet

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The effect of sincerity is to give one’s work the character of a protest. The painter being concerned only with conveying his impression, simply seeks to be himself and no one else. – Claude Monet

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