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The portrait I do best is of the person I know best.
- Nadar

The progression of roles you take strings together a portrait of an actor,
but it's a completely random process.
- Meryl Streep

Even though I love my mother, I didn't want to make
an idealized portrait of her.
I'm fascinated more by her defects -
they are funnier than her other qualities.
- Pedro Almodovar

It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.
- James Whistler

 

I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense;
I doodle,
I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down
and do an accurate portrait of anyone.
- Rene Auberjonois

In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view.
The image may not be literally what's going on,
but it's representative.
- Annie Leibovitz

There is no self-portrait of me.
- Gustav Klimt

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Your library is your portrait.
- Holbrook Jackson

Every man's work, whether it be literature,
or music or pictures or architecture or anything else,
is always a portrait of himself.
- Samuel Butler

We know evolution happened because innumerable bits
of data from myriad fields of science conjoin to paint
a rich portrait of life's pilgrimage.
- Michael Shermer

I wanted to become a cartoon artist,
a portrait artist,
and an illustrator.
This was my first idea.
- Karl Lagerfeld

Not only are Christians writing about Jesus,
but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are
taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus.
- John Clayton

The length of exposure (one minute in sunlight) is
still too long for the portrait.
It was fifteen minutes when I first began my work.
Progress may continue.
- Gabriel Lippmann

I used to try to draw my girlfriends.
I think one of the most romantic things that anybody
can do is draw a portrait of the person you love.
- Nick Carter

I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject,
rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
- Salvador Dali

Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have
felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
- Anthony Powell

A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth.
- John Singer Sargent

My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce,
amuse and entertain.
- Helmut Newton

The true portrait of a man is a fusion of what he thinks he is,
what others think he is, what he really is and what he tries to be.
- Dore Schary

The reason that I'm an actor, or an artist,
is ultimately because I'm trying to paint a self-portrait,
and the most complete and beautiful self-portrait that you can.
- Terrence Howard

A true portrait should, today and a hundred years from today,
the Testimony of how this person looked and what kind of human being he was.
- Philippe Halsman

A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence
all the days and nights that I am away from you.
- Frida Kahlo

The landscape is like being there with a powerful personality
and I'm searching for just the right angles to make
that portrait come across as meaningfully as possible.
- Galen Rowell

The countenance is the portrait of the soul,
and the eyes mark its intentions.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The moment seemed right to me for a full and,
if possible, authoritative portrait of the life and
character of the Prince of Wales.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

Traffic is about drugs.
As detailed a portrait as I can muster about what is
happening in the drug world,
from top to bottom, from policy to how things move on the street.
- Steven Soderbergh

To sit for one's portrait is like being present at one's own creation.
- Alexander Smith

The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are,
whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball.
In a word, I have tried to be objective.
- Berenice Abbott

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
- John Singer Sargent

You know, if one paints someone's portrait,
one should not know him if possible.
- Otto Dix

When having my portrait painted I don't want justice,
I want mercy.
- Billy Hughes

It seems to be a law of nature that no man,
unless he has some obvious physical deformity,
ever is loth to sit for his portrait.
- Max Beerbohm

Is it possible that the portrait of the divine Son
of God is an exaggeration,
at best, or a complete fabrication, at worst,
of the original Jesus?
- John Clayton

It is done...
the precious portrait placed in the hands of the gentlemen for safe keeping.
- Dolley Madison

There are only two styles of portrait painting;
the serious and the smirk.
- Charles Dickens

I found it an interesting portrait of a marriage in
exploring notions of how one partner supports the other,
whilst not jeopardizing the greater good -
which is the family.
- Rachel Griffiths

The portrait of my parents is a complicated one,
but lovingly drawn.
- Joyce Maynard

When I paint a person, his enemies always find the
portrait a good likeness.
- Edvard Munch

The most difficult thing for me is a portrait.
You have to try and put your camera between the skin
of a person and his shirt.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form,
a clear volume, through successive eliminations,
you arrive inevitably at the egg.
Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse,
one finishes with the portrait.
- Pablo Picasso

And then I went round the corner and there's a Van Gogh portrait,
and you just think, well, this is another level.
A higher level, actually.
I love the Sargent, but it's not the level of Van Gogh.
- David Hockney

We demand that people should be true to the pictures we have of them,
no matter how repulsive those pictures may be:
we prefer the true portrait in all its homogeneity,
to one with a detail added which refuses to fit in.
- Pamela Hansford Johnson

It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us,
but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize;
so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait
of his spirit than a portrait of his face.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

So, did I work with Warhol? I worked with him less
on that play then I did on other things.
He actually did a portrait of my rabbit and some other stuff.
Warhol was definitely...
Warhol.
- Harvey Fierstein

There's a discipline.
When you take someone's portrait, you don't have to take 50 photographs,
just find that one so that when you release the shutter,
that's the image that you took.
- Matthew Modine

At the unveiling at the White House of the presidential portrait,
President Bush pointed out that Hillary Clinton was
the first sitting Senator in history to have her portrait
hanging in the White House.
- Eleanor Clift

A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction.
It should be a progression of moods and feelings.
The theme, what's behind the emotion,
the meaning, all that comes later.
- Stanley Kubrick

I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression.
- Margaret Fuller

I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a melodic line,
and by the right harmonic progression,
I could play what I heard inside me.
That's when I was born.
- Charlie Parker

Not everyone likes watching rushes, but it makes me work harder,
and I don't feel I am watching myself,
but watching the progression of the character.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Gamma was a logical progression after doing the Open Fire record.
- Ronnie Montrose

Myths are a waste of time.
They prevent progression.
- Barbra Streisand

The thing with Kerry is that all of this is a natural progression,
her troubles.
It's a cycle.
- Laura Innes

The progression of emancipation of any class usually,
if not always, takes place through the efforts of individuals of that class.
- Harriet Martineau

Yeah, I am a little bit, and I think it is a natural
progression of the sport,
of going upwards in technical ability and everything like that.
- Brian Boitano

Hopefully, that people could see a progression in my
performances because that's how it's always felt to me.
- Christian Slater

At first, I did stories on people who were maybe just eccentric.
Omar was a natural progression from that.
- Jon Ronson

The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric
progression if there are no interruptions.
- Andre Maurois

It so happened that my goals kind of matched my career
progression toward becoming an astronaut.
- John L. Phillips

Without contraries is no progression.
Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy,
love and hate, are necessary to human existence.
- William Blake

If bringing up the next generation is important,
why aren't they the best qualified, the best paid?
Why aren't we as concerned about their career progression
as we are about those who work in the education or health services?
- Estelle Morris

I'd have these weird experiences where I'd just be
walking down the street with this chord progression in my head,
this happened more than a few times,
and I'd walk home and find a fax in my machine and
it would match the music in my head.
- Duncan Sheik

We have arrived at that point of time in which we are
forced to see our own humiliation,
as a nation, and that a progression in this line cannot
be a productive of happiness,
private or public.
- Henry Knox

I became more confident within myself and matured as
a person and become a little bit more opinionated -
maybe the lads might say a little bit too opinionated
for their liking but that is just a natural progression for a player.
- Kenny Cunningham

It's like a piece of music; you never lose sight of the theme.
Each scene pushes off to the next like music builds
and you can almost hear the next chord progression,
so it has a strict structure, which is very compelling.
- David Strathairn

I think anybody over 30 plays parents because it happens
in your thirties and so that's kind of a natural progression.
But I'm definitely drawn to it.
It's probably the most intense, passionate thing that
happens to you as you get older.
- Jodie Foster

Because that's just the way it is, and don't sleep on what you did before,
you know, because it can...
not hurt you, but you can find yourself sleeping on
something that happened in the past,
but you dare to progress and there is always room for progression.
- Thierry Henry

Writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm.
I compare it to the rhythms of jazz.
Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters.
If one tells oneself that life is like that,
one feels it less arbitrary.
- Francoise Sagan

Even the people who have had success and made money
writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need
to pretend it's no big deal,
or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction,
but often it's really just about the money,
the perceived prestige.
- George Murray


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