Best Quotes by Eugene Delacroix (Top 9)

  1. If one considered life as a simple loan, one would perhaps be less exacting. We possess actually nothing; everything goes through us.
  2. The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
  3. Talent does whatever it wants to do. Genius does only what it can.
  4. Mediocre people have an answer for everything and are astonished at nothing. They always want to have the air of knowing better than you what you are going to tell them; when, in their turn, they begin to speak, they repeat to you with the greatest confidence, as if dealing with their own property, the things that they have heard you say yourself at some other place. A capable and superior look is the natural accompaniment of this type of character.
  5. We work not only to produce, but to give value to time.
  6. What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.
  7. Experience has two things to teach. The first is that we must correct a great deal and the second, that we must not correct too much.
  8. Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.
  9. Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who can't attain it in anything.