Henry Moore Quotes

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Henry Moore Quotes

Abstraction means getting away from a visual interpretation but nearer to an emotional one.
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I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years

— Henry Moore

Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing.

— Henry Moore

In my opinion, everything, every shape, every bit of natural form, animals, people, pebbles, shells, anything you like are all things that can help you to make a sculpture.

— Henry Moore

Now I really make the little idea from clay, and I hold it in my hand. I can turn it, look at it from underneath, see it from one view, hold it against the sky, imagine it any size I like, and really be in control almost like God creating something.

— Henry Moore

The creative habit is like a drug.

— Henry Moore

I think about sculpture all the time. I work at it for ten to twelve hours a day. I even dream about it. If as a result I was only to produce something that everyone immediately understood I would't have been thinking very profoundly.

— Henry Moore

The artist works with a concentration of his whole personality, and the conscious part of it resolves conflicts, organized memories, and prevents him from trying to walk in two directions at the same time.

— Henry Moore

Art is the expression of imagination, not the reproduction of reality.

— Henry Moore

Art is a continuous activity with no separation between past and present.

— Henry Moore

Sculpture is an art of the open air ... I would rather have a piece of my sculpture put in a landscape, almost any landscape, than in, or on, the most beautiful building I know.

— Henry Moore

I don't know of any good work of art that doesn't have a mystery.

— Henry Moore

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