I've come to the conclusion that it's not really possible to help others.
I'll always be grateful to the public of intelligent amateurs.
With a painter's temperament, all that's needed are the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public.
Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.
My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me.
The painter must enclose himself within his work; he must respond not with words, but with paintings.
There are two things in the painter, the eye and the mind; each of them should aid the other.
The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
Here, on the river's verge, I could be busy for months without changing my place, simply leaning a little more to right or left.
Tell me, do you think I'm going mad? I sometimes wonder, you know.
The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
The clear French landscape is as pure as a verse of Racine.
I am the primitive of the method I have invented.
If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain.