QUOTES BY NORMAN ROCKWELL

“I paint life as I would like it to be.”

“Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.”

“The good old days are now.”

“The best way to be able to draw is to learn how to see.”

“I didn’t go to art school, I went to the Saturday Evening Post.”

“Never let them see you sweat.”

“I am a story teller in paint.”

“I wanted to paint a picture some day that people would stand before and forget that it was made of paint. I wanted it to creep into them like a bar of music and mushroom there like a soft bullet.”

“The commonplaces of America are to me the richest subjects in art.”

“I love to tell stories through my art. I think my pictures are my stories.”

“I always knew I was going to be an artist. I just didn’t know how.”

“I don’t want to tell people what to think. I just want to show them what I think.”

“I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.” QUOTES ABOUT EARTHING

“Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.”

“I don’t want to paint things. I want to paint only the feeling of things.”

“I think if you try to capture the feelings and emotions of people through your art, it becomes timeless.”

“My wish is to make videos that people remember as part of their childhood – just as I remember the classic Disney animation.”

“I’d been taught that painting is not an aesthetic operation; it’s a form of magic that involves a magical operation between a painter and a dark surface.”

“I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it.”

“A painter paints the appearance of things, not their objective correctness, in fact he creates new appearances of things.”

“The view of life I communicate in my pictures excludes the sordid and ugly.”

“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.”

“I sometimes think that I’m a poor imitation of myself.”

“The man who has discovered how to work in harmony with himself, has unlocked the keys to unlock the universe.”