Best Quotes by Henri Matisse (Top 10)

  1. Creativity takes courage.
  2. There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
  3. Don't wait for inspiration. It comes while one is working.
  4. Nothing can be accomplished without love.
  5. We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe.
  6. To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage.
  7. Drawing is putting a line around an idea.
  8. What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
  9. You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.
  10. Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.

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