Francoise Gilot quotes

  • Most women who have done something with their lives have been disliked by almost everyone.
    -- Francoise Gilot

    #Women #Done #Has Beens

  • No one is indispensable to anyone else. You imagine you're necessary to him or that he will be very unhappy if you leave him, but I'm sure that if you do, within three months he will have fitted another face into your role and you'll see that no one is suffering because of your absence. You must feel free to do whatever feels best to you. Being someone's nurse is no way to live unless you're unable to do anything else. You have to say something on your own and you ought to be thinking, first and foremost, about that.
    -- Francoise Gilot

    #Thinking #Nurse #Suffering

  • I paint the way some people write their autobiography. The paintings, finished or not, are the pages of my journal, and as such they are valid.
    -- Francoise Gilot

    #Art #Writing #People

  • I'm not going to talk about Picasso. I have done my duty to those memories. I have had a great career as an artist myself, you know. I'm not here just because I've spent time with Picasso.
    -- Francoise Gilot

    #Memories #Artist #Careers

  • You see, for me a painting is a dramatic action in the course of which the reality finds itself split apart. For me, that dramatic action takes precedence over all other considerations. The pure plastic act is only secondary as far as I'm concerned. What counts is the drama of that plastic art, the moment at which the universe comes out of itself and meets its own destruction.
    -- Francoise Gilot

    #Art #Drama #Reality

  • We mustn't be afraid of inventing anything...Everething there is in us exists in nature. After all, we're part of nature. If it resembles nature, that's fine. If it doesn't, what of it? When man wanted to invent something as useful as the human foot, he invented the wheel, which he used to transport himself and his burdens. The fact that the wheel doesn't have the slightest resemblance to the human foot is hardly a criticism of it.
    -- Francoise Gilot

    #Men #Feet #Criticism

  • American ladies are known abroad for two distinguishing traits (besides, possibly, their beauty and self-reliance), and these are their ill-health and their extravagant devotion to dress.

  • If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.

  • Love is what enables us to bridge the gap of disappointment when others don't live up to the expectations we have of them.

  • Many husbands today pitch in to help with household chores - it's called partnership.

  • A busybody's work is never done.

  • The 10% between 90% done to 100% done takes most of the time, causes most of the stress, but is all of the value.

  • The single most powerful element of youth is that you don't have the life experiences to know what can't be done.

  • Some of the best stuff in all my movies has been improv.

  • Intuition is something all of us have been given.

  • I have been very lucky, I have won prizes and I've even won the lottery.