„Paint what you like and die happy“

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„.. before I die I should like to bring two paintings to completion. What matters is to touch the limit, the essence of things.“

— Giorgio Morandi Italian painter 1890 - 1964
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„What I always longed to do was to be able to paint like I can draw, most artists would tell you that, they would all like to paint like they can draw.“

— David Hockney British artist 1937
From a series of interviews with Marco Livingstone (April 22 - May 7, 1980 and July 6 - 7, 1980) quoted in Livingstone's David Hockney (1981), p. 207

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„I die happy.“

— Charles James Fox British Whig statesman 1749 - 1806
Last words. Quoted in Lord John Russell Life and Times of C J Fox, Vol.3 (1860), Ch. 9.

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„You positively paint like a madman.“

— Paul Cézanne French painter 1839 - 1906
As quoted in: 'Mercure de France', 16 December 1908, p. 607 remark to Vincent van Gogh, ca. 1886 in Paris. Van Gogh showed Cezanne some of his recent paintings, he recently made in Paris

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