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By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

Mozart never composed anything, ever! He copied what was written on his soul.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

But my knowledge of Marxism was limited to knowing that Marx was a Jew, and that he had a long white beard. I said to Lunatcharsky (the political communist commissar for Education, 1918, fh) 'Whatever you do, don't ask me why I painted in blue or green, and why you can see a calf inside the cow's belly, etc. On the other hand you're welcome: if Marx is so wise, let him come back to life and explain it himself'. I showed him my canvases.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marc Chagall

The most authentic Russian Impressionism leaves one perplexed if one compares it with Monet and Pissarro. Here, in the Louvre, before the canvases of Manet, Millet and others, I understood why my alliance with Russia and Russian art did not take root.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

Neither Imperial Russia, nor the Russia of the Soviets needs me. They don't understand me. I am a stranger to them. I'm certain Rembrandt loves me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

Art seems to me to be above all a state of soul.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

For me, Christ has always symbolized the true type of the Jewish martyr.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marc Chagall

When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

One must always be careful not to let one's work be covered with moss.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

On cannot be precise, and still be true.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

Despite all the troubles of our world, in my heart I have never given up on the love in which I was brought up or on man's hope in love. In life, just as on the artist's palette, there is but one single colour that gives meaning to life and art–the colour of love

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marc Chagall

We all know that a good person can be a bad artist.But no one will ever be a genuine artist unless he is a great human being and thus also a good one.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Marc Chagall

I am a child who is getting on.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

Color is vibration like music; everything is vibration.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Marc Chagall

I had only to open my bedroom window, and blue air, love, and flowers entered with her”.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

Art is foremost a state of mind, and only secondarily a problem of form.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

Art seems to me to be above all a state of soul. All souls are sacred, the soul of all the bipeds in every quarter of the globe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

I work in whatever medium likes me at the moment.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marc Chagall

What I mean by 'abstract' is something which comes to life spontaneously through a gamut of contrasts, plastic at the same time as psychic, and pervades both the picture and the eye of the spectator with conceptions of new and unfamiliar elements.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

One fine day as my mother was putting the bread in the oven, I went up to her and taking her by her flour-smeared elbow I said to her, Mama I want to be a painter.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

My mother's love for me was so great I have worked hard to justify it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marc Chagall

Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

The fingers must be educated, the thumb is born knowing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

The freer the soul, the more abstract painting becomes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marc Chagall

Will God or someone give me the power to breathe my sigh into my canvases, the sigh of prayer and sadness, the prayer of salvation, of rebirth?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

I am out to introduce a psychic shock into my painting, one that is always motivated by pictorial reasoning: that is to say, a fourth dimension.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

For me a stained glass window is a transparent partition between my heart and the heart of the world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

If all life moves inevitably towards its end, then we must, during our own, colour it with our colours of love and hope.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

My works are dear to me, each in its own way, I shall have to answer for them on the Day off Judgement. God alone knows whether I shall ever see them again. Quite apart from the money which I was going to receive for their sale there (exhibition in Gallery Der Sturm, Berlin June-July, 1914) and it is no small sum.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Marc Chagall

In the arts, as in life, everything is possible provided it is based on love.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

Love and fantasy, go hand in hand.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

All our interior world is reality, and that, perhaps, more so than our apparent world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

My hands were too soft.. I had to find some special occupation, some kind of work that would not force me to turn away from the sky and the stars, that would allow me to discover the meaning of life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

Color is everything. When color is right, form is right.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

Everything in art must spring from the movement of our whole life-stream, of our whole being - including the unconscious.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marc Chagall

You cannot explain me with "isms." They are very bad for an artist. What one must believe in is color.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marc Chagall

When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

I am working in Paris . I cannot for a single day get the thought out of my head that there probably exists something essential, some immutable reality, and now that I have lost everything else (thank God, it gets lost all on its own) I am trying to preserve this and, what is more, not to be content. In a word: I am working.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marc Chagall

No academy could have given me all I discovered by getting my teeth into the exhibitions, the shop windows, and the museums of Paris . Beginning with the market - where, for lack of money, I bought only a piece of a long cucumber - the workman in his blue overall, the most ardent followers of Cubism , everything showed a definite feeling for proportion, clarity, an accurate sense of form, of a more painterly kind of painting, even in the canvases of second-rate artists.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything, color is vibration like music; everything is vibration.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marc Chagall

What counts is art. painting, a kind of painting that is quite different from what everyone makes it out to be. But what kind? Will God or someone else give me the strength to breathe the breath of prayer and mourning into my paintings, the breath of prayer for redemption and resurrection?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

In my youth, poverty enriched me, but now I can afford wealth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marc Chagall

Great art picks up where nature ends.