Edvard Munch Quotes

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Edvard Munch Quotes

Photography is an art which touches and grips ones own hearts blood.
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From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity.

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Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.

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Some colors reconcile themselves to one another, others just clash.

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The colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas.

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To die is as if one's eyes had been put out and one cannot see anything any more. Perhaps it is like being shut in a cellar. One is abandoned by all. They have slammed the door and are gone. One does not see anything and notices only the damp smell of putrefaction.

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No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.

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Death is pitch-dark, but colors are light. To be a painter, one must work with rays of light.

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In common with Michelangelo and Rembrandt I am more interested in the line, its rise and fall, than in color.

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This kind of painting with its large frames is a bourgeois drawing-room art. It is an art dealer's art-and that came in after the civil wars following the French Revolution.

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The rich man who gives, steals twice over. First he steals the money and then the hearts of men.

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A work of art can only come from the interior of man. Art is the form of the image formed upon the nerves, heart, brain and eye of man.

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At different moments you see with different eyes. You see differently in the morning than you do in the evening. In addition, how you see is also dependent on your emotional state. Because of this, a motif can be seen in many different ways, and this is what makes art interesting.

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There is a battle that goes on between men and women. Many people call it love.

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My whole life has been spent walking by the side of a bottomless chasm, jumping from stone to stone. Sometimes I try to leave my narrow path and join the swirling mainstream of life, but I always find myself drawn inexorably back towards the chasm's edge, and there I shall walk until the day I finally fall into the abyss.

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I do not believe in the art which is not the compulsive result of man's urge to open his heart

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I do not paint what I see, but what I saw.

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It is better to have a good painting with ten holes than ten bad paintings without any holes.

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It would be quite amusing to preach a bit to all those people who for many years now have been looking at our paintings and either laughed or shook their heads reproachfully. They do not believe that these impressions, these instant sensations, could contain even the smallest grain of sanity. If a tree is red or blue, or a face is blue or green, they are sure that is insanity.

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My art is rooted in a single reflection: why am I not as others are? ... my art gives meaning to my life.

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Without fear and disease, my life would be like a boat without oars.

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