Find the best quotes by Paul Cezanne.
I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us, we find consolation only in religion.
Is it the factitious and the conventional that most surely succeed on earth and in the course of life?
I paint as if I were Rothschild.
I have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain.
Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors.
I am a pupil of Pissarro.
The painter must enclose himself within his work; he must respond not with words, but with paintings.
My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me.
I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing.
My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I’ve been pursuing all my life.
I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.
Tell me, do you think I’m going mad? I sometimes wonder, you know.
I allow no one to touch me.
It is impossible for emotion not to come on us in thinking of that time now flowed away.
I want to die painting.
I’ll always be grateful to the public of intelligent amateurs.
One does not substitute oneself for the past, one merely adds to it a new link.
With a painter’s temperament, all that’s needed are the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public.
The clear French landscape is as pure as a verse of Racine.
I have sworn to die painting.
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