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All Quotes by author - James Whistler
" An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. "
" An artist's career always begins tomorrow. "
" I am not arguing with you - I am telling you. "
" I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring. "
" If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible. "
" I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five. "
" It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait. "
" The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many. "
" The vast majority of English folk cannot and will not consider a picture as a picture, apart from any story which it may be supposed to tell. "
" To say of a picture, as is often said in its praise, that it shows great and earnest labour, is to say that it is incomplete and unfit for view. "
" To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano. "
" Work alone will efface the footsteps of work. "
" You should not say it is not good. You should say you do not like it; and then, you know, you're perfectly safe. "
" You shouldn't say it is not good. You should say, you do not like it; and then, you know, you're perfectly safe. "
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