It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all to prudent.
In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism and skepticism and humbug and we shall want to live more musically.
The majority of (painters), because they aren't colorists, do not see yellow, orange or sulphur in the South (of France) and they call a painter mad if he sees with eyes other than theirs.
A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
To express the love of two lovers by a marriage of two complementary colors, their mingling and their opposition, the mysterious vibrations of Kindred tones. To express the thought of a brow by the radiance of light tone against a somber background; to express hope by some star, the eagerness of a soul by a sunset radiance.
Conscience is a man's compass