„Eventually you can see that your pain was part of a much larger picture that God was carefully painting.“

—  James MacDonald, Always True (Moody, 2011), p. 87
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—  Jozef Israëls Dutch painter 1824 - 1911
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„Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.“

—  George Steiner American writer 1929
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—  Ursula K. Le Guin, Four Ways to Forgiveness
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„You have got to be able to picture side by side everything Matisse and I were doing at that time. No one has ever looked at Matisse's painting more carefully than I; and no one has looked at mine more carefully than he.“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
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„A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.“

—  Leopold Stokowski British conductor 1882 - 1977
Context: A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence. Addressing an audience at Carnegie Hall, as quoted in The New York Times (11 May 1967); often this is quoted without the humorous final sentence.

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„Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones.“

—  Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
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