Al Hirschfeld quotes

  • Life is an art, not a science. You make it up as you go along.
    -- Al Hirschfeld

    #Art #Life Is

  • Try to distill the character of your subject. Understand how he moves, thinks, acts. It's difficult to put into words. Consider each drawing as a problem that did not exist before, and then try to solve that problem to the best of your ability. That i what caricature is all about
    -- Al Hirschfeld

    #Moving #Character #Thinking

  • Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.
    -- Al Hirschfeld

    #Children #Artist #Crayon

  • I believe everybody is creative, and everybody is talented. I just don't think that everybody is disciplined. I think that's a rare commodity.
    -- Al Hirschfeld

    #Believe #Thinking #Creative

  • The opening-night audience is mostly friends of the cast and backers of the show, and they cometo applaud their money.
    -- Al Hirschfeld

    #Night #Opening #Casts

  • Iwas a sculptor.Butthat'sreallydrawinga drawing you fall over in the dark, a three-dimensional drawing.
    -- Al Hirschfeld

    #Fall #Dark #Drawing

  • I never know what to tell young people when they come here. It could never happen for anyone they way it happened for me. It was all an accident.
    -- Al Hirschfeld

    #People #Way #Recognition

  • You learn your limitations and then you try to work within them.
    -- Al Hirschfeld

    #Trying #Limitation

  • Life isn't a science. We make it up as we go.
    -- Al Hirschfeld

  • You always feel the drawing you are working on is the best you've ever done... I am only interested in the present.
    -- Al Hirschfeld

    #Drawing #Done #Feels

  • You know, it's no accident that the great painters came from areas like Europe where there is a lot of clouds and rain, which begets color and subtle washes of tone. Most great graphic artists come from areas with prevalent sun, where line and shadow are paramount.
    -- Al Hirschfeld

    #Rain #Artist #Europe

  • Writers who drew, they all seemed to draw the same way. They managed to keep that childlike creativity in their line.
    -- Al Hirschfeld

    #Creativity #Lines #Way