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Most famous quotes by Henri Matisse

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them"

"Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul"

"It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else"

"What I dream of is an art of balance"

"You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover"

"An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc"

"I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things"

"A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light"

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