Antonio Canova quotes

  • When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.

  • I do not wish to die- There is such contingent beauty in life: The open window on summer mornings Looking out on gardens and green things growing, The shadowy cups of roses flowering to themselves- Images of time and eternity- Silence in the garden and felt along the walls.

  • And let me die suddenly, to be born again in the revelation of beauty....And the revelation of beauty is the wisdom of the ancestors.

  • Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It's much sexier than any body part.

  • The artist never really has any control over the impact of his work. If he starts thinking about the impact of his work, then he becomes a lesser artist.

  • Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves. What human beings can be, they must be. They must be true to their own nature. This need we may call self-actualization.

  • The more an artist works the more there is to do.

  • As an artist I would like to eliminate the symbolic pretty much, for black is interesting not as a color but as a non-color and as the absence of color.

  • Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that.

  • We all name ourselves. We call ourselves artists. Nobody asks us. Nobody says you are or you aren't.