Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.
It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.
What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming.