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Edgar Degas quotes (10)

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
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Art is vice. You don't marry it legitimately, you rape it.
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Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty.
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In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.
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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.
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No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.
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One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement.
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Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.
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Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
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What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming.
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