Henri Matisse Quotes (Author of Jazz)
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Don't wait for inspiration. It comes while one is working. Color was not given to us in order that we should imitate Nature. It was given to us so that we can express our emotions. There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Creative people are curious, flexible, and independent with a tremendous spirit and a love of play. Don't try to be original.
I desire pleasure. I am not a revolutionary by principle. I was educated in an entirely different manner. My mother liked everything I did. It is from her affection for her that I always drew what theory failed to offer me per finish the painting. What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter, an art which could be for every mental worker, for the businessman as well as the man of letters, for example, a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.