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Alberto Giacometti Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Alberto Giacometti

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If only someone else could paint what I see,
it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all.
- Alberto Giacometti

That's the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture,
the more impossible it becomes to finish it.
- Alberto Giacometti

Once the object has been constructed,
I have a tendency to discover in it,
transformed and displaced,
images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me.
- Alberto Giacometti

It was always disappointing to see that what I could
really master in terms of form boiled down to so little.
- Alberto Giacometti

 

In the past I have never thought about loneliness when working,
and I don't think about it now.
Yet there must be a reason for the fact that so many people talk about it.
- Alberto Giacometti

All I can do will only ever be a faint image of what
I see and my success will always be less than my failure
or perhaps equal to the failure.
- Alberto Giacometti

I don't know if I work in order to do something,
or in order to know why I can't do what I want to do.
- Alberto Giacometti

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Whores are the most honest girls.
They present the bill right away.
- Alberto Giacometti

I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality...
to protect myself.
- Alberto Giacometti

When you look at art made by other people,
you see what you need to see in it.
- Alberto Giacometti

Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead
of me to discover and create.
I want something, but I won't know what it is until I succeed in doing it.
- Alberto Giacometti

It is impossible to do a thing the way I see it because
the closer I get the more differently I see.
- Alberto Giacometti

I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre.
I have copied everything in drawing,
trying to understand.
- Alberto Giacometti

The older I grow, the more I find myself alone.
- Alberto Giacometti

Only reality interests me now and I know I could spend
the rest of my life in copying a chair.
- Alberto Giacometti

All the sculptures of today, like those of the past,
will end one day in pieces...
So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in
its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life.
- Alberto Giacometti

In every work of art the subject is primordial,
whether the artist knows it or not.
The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign
of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject;
the form is always in proportion to the obsession.
- Alberto Giacometti

I've tried doing so, for it was never my intention to paint only with gray.
But in the course of my work I have eliminated one color after another,
and what has remained is gray, gray,
gray!
- Alberto Giacometti

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen PHOTO

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Guys are like stars, there are millions of them,
but only one to make your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

We were given:
Two hands to hold.
Two legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.
- Anonymous

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

You don't love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Anonymous

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't fall for looks, they can deceive.
Don't fall for wealth, in the end it fades away.
Find someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
- Anonymous

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
- Anais Nin

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
- Lao Tzu

I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We are free only if we face the challenge of freedom,
do the work of freedom, fight the fight of freedom
and die the death for freedom.
- Charles G. Adams

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
- Bertrand Russell

The only thing to do is to hug one's friend tight and do one's job.
- Edith Wharton

Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
- Anais Nin

Hatred does not cease by hatred,
but only by love;
this is the eternal rule.
- The Buddha

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
- Helen Keller

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

You only meet your once in a lifetime friend ...
once in a lifetime.
- Little Rascals

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- Elbert Hubbard

Life only appears complicated when one is worrying.
Relax, and life becomes simple again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no neutrality.
There is only greater or lesser
awareness of one's bias.
- Phyllis Rose


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