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Alberto Giacometti Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alberto Giacometti.

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

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

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

You change your life by changing your heart.
- Max Lucado

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

May You Always Dance Lightly With Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

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

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate.
- Oprah Winfrey

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker


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