It is absurd to look for perfection.
Paint the essential character of things.
God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists.
Everything is beautiful, all that matters is to be able to interpret.
Cover the canvas at the first go, then work at it until you see nothing more to add.
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
Don't be afraid in nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes.
Observe that it is a great error to believe that all mediums of art are not closely tied to their time.
I began to understand my sensations, to know what I wanted, at around the age of forty - but only vaguely.
I regard it as a waste of time to think only of selling: one forgets one's art and exaggerates one's value.