Georgia O'Keeffe Quotes

Top 77 wise famous quotes and sayings by Georgia O'Keeffe

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Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: The abstraction is often the most definite form for the intangible thing in myself that I can clarify in paint. The abstraction is often the most definite form for the intangible thing in myself that I can clarify in paint.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: My pleasant disposition likes the world with nobody in it. (Life, March 1, 1968) My pleasant disposition likes the world with nobody in it. (Life, March 1, 1968)
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: A flower is relatively small ... Still in a way-nobody sees a flower-so I said to myself-I'll paint it big. A flower is relatively small ... Still in a way-nobody sees a flower-so I said to myself-I'll paint it big.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I hate flowers - I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move. I hate flowers - I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: My first memory is of light the brightness of light light all around. My first memory is of light
the brightness of light
light all around.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare. You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: It's not enough to be nice in life. You've got to have nerve. It's not enough to be nice in life. You've got to have nerve.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I often painted fragments of things because it seemed to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could. I often painted fragments of things because it seemed to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: We'd make love. Afterwards he would take photographs of me. (On modeling for Alfred Stieglitz) We'd make love. Afterwards he would take photographs of me. (On modeling for Alfred Stieglitz)
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: It seems to me very important to the idea of democracy to the country and to the world eventually that all men and women stand equal under the sky. It seems to me very important to the idea of democracy to the country and to the world eventually that all men and women stand equal under the sky.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: War is killing the individual in it unless he has learned livingness - if he had it he wouldn't be a good soldier. War is killing the individual in it unless he has learned livingness - if he had it he wouldn't be a good soldier.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: His letters ... have been like fine cold water when you are terribly thirsty ... His letters ... have been like fine cold water when you are terribly thirsty ...
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty. I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free. I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I believe an artist is the last person in the world who can afford to be affected. I believe an artist is the last person in the world who can afford to be affected.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: My painting is what I have to give back to the world for what the world gives to me. My painting is what I have to give back to the world for what the world gives to me.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: There's something about black. You feel hidden away in it. There's something about black. You feel hidden away in it.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: One can't paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt. One can't paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I got half-a-dozen paintings from that shattered plate. I got half-a-dozen paintings from that shattered plate.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I like to convey the idea that art is important in everyday life. I like to convey the idea that art is important in everyday life.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I know I am unreasonable about people but there are so many wonderful people whom I can't take the time to know. I know I am unreasonable about people but there are so many wonderful people whom I can't take the time to know.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I want real things ... music that makes holes in the sky. I want real things ... music that makes holes in the sky.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I find that I have painted my life - things happening in my life - without knowing. I find that I have painted my life - things happening in my life - without knowing.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: Imagination makes you see all sorts of things. Imagination makes you see all sorts of things.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage. To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: The meaning of a word - to me - is not as exact as the meaning of a color. Colors and shapes make a more definite statement than words. The meaning of a word - to me - is not as exact as the meaning of a color. Colors and shapes make a more definite statement than words.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I have been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I have never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. I have been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I have never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: If one could only reproduce nature, and always with less beauty than the original, why paint at all? If one could only reproduce nature, and always with less beauty than the original, why paint at all?
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: You are one of my nicest thoughts. You are one of my nicest thoughts.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: If only people were trees ... I might like them better. If only people were trees ... I might like them better.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at - not copy it. I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at - not copy it.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: Marks on paper are free - free speech - press - pictures all go together I suppose. Marks on paper are free - free speech - press - pictures all go together I suppose.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I have a single track mind. I work on an idea for a long time. It's like getting acquainted with a person, and I don't get acquainted easily. I have a single track mind. I work on an idea for a long time. It's like getting acquainted with a person, and I don't get acquainted easily.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: It seems to be my mission in life to wait on a dog. It seems to be my mission in life to wait on a dog.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: Filling a space in a beautiful way - that is what art means to me. Filling a space in a beautiful way - that is what art means to me.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I've been terrified my whole life but it never kept me from doing a single thing. I've been terrified my whole life but it never kept me from doing a single thing.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: It was all so far away - there was quiet and an untouched feel to the country and I could work as I pleased. It was all so far away - there was quiet and an untouched feel to the country and I could work as I pleased.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: Anyone who doesn't feel the crosses simply doesn't get that country. Anyone who doesn't feel the crosses simply doesn't get that country.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I don't know what Art is but I know some things it isn't when I see them. I don't know what Art is but I know some things it isn't when I see them.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: Sun-bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue - that blue that will always be there as it is now after all man's destruction is finished. Sun-bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue - that blue that will always be there as it is now after all man's destruction is finished.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I wish so much to go that I almost wish I had never been there. I wish so much to go that I almost wish I had never been there.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I have not worked at all ... Nothing seems worth putting down - I seem to have nothing to say - it appalls me but that is the way it I have not worked at all ... Nothing seems worth putting down - I seem to have nothing to say - it appalls me but that is the way it is.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: I decided to accept as true my own thinking. I decided to accept as true my own thinking.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: Anyone with any degree of mental toughness ought to be able to exist without the things they like most for a few months at least. Anyone with any degree of mental toughness ought to be able to exist without the things they like most for a few months at least.
Georgia O'Keeffe quotes: Since I cannot sing, I paint. Since I cannot sing, I paint.