An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
Art Labor Vision
I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.
Maintain Five Three
The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many.
Themselves Rare Rid
The vast majority of English folk cannot and will not consider a picture as a picture, apart from any story which it may be supposed to tell.
I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.
Granted Hereditary Me
I am not arguing with you - I am telling you.
Am Arguing I Am
To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano.
Work alone will efface the footsteps of work.
Footsteps Alone Will
You shouldn't say it is not good. You should say, you do not like it; and then, you know, you're perfectly safe.
Like Then Good
If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible.
Going Other People
It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.
An artist's career always begins tomorrow.
Career Begins Tomorrow