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„Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.“ 

„Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.“ 

„I must have flowers, always and always.“ 


„What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.“ 


„My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece“ 


„I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.“ 


„I can only draw what I see.“ 


„I would like to paint the way a bird sings.“ 


„Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.“ 

„It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.“ 

„I'm not performing miracles, I'm using up and wasting a lot of paint...“ 


„The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.“ 


„I don’t think I’m made for any earthly kind of pleasure.“ 

„The further I get, the more I regret how little I know…“ 


„Impression — I was certain of it. I was just telling myself that, since I was impressed, there had to be some impression in it … and what freedom, what ease of workmanship! Wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than that seascape.“ 


„No one but myself knows the anxiety I go through and the trouble I give myself…“