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Georgia O`Keeffe Quotes

Let these quotes by Georgia O`Keeffe help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale,
you could not ignore its beauty.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Related topics: Nature

I found I could say things with color and shapes that
I couldn't say any other way -
things I had no words for.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

One can not be an American by going about saying that one is an American.
It is necessary to feel America, like America,
love America and then work.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

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Sun-bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue -
that blue that will always be there as it is now after
all man's destruction is finished.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I don't very much enjoy looking at paintings in general.
I know too much about them.
I take them apart.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I believe I would rather have Stieglitz like something -
anything I had done -
than anyone else I know.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

 

I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life -
and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I hate flowers - I paint them because they're cheaper
than models and they don't move.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I feel there is something unexplored about woman that
only a woman can explore.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Anyone who doesn't feel the crosses simply doesn't get that country.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

The days you work are the best days.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

It was all so far away - there was quiet and an untouched
feel to the country and I could work as I pleased.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small.
We haven't time, and to see takes time -
like to have a friend takes time.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I often painted fragments of things because it seemed
to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

It was in the 1920s, when nobody had time to reflect,
that I saw a still-life painting with a flower that was perfectly exquisite,
but so small you really could not appreciate it.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at -
not copy it.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree,
past the trunk and up into the branches.
It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

One can't paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression.
It is so spontaneous.
And after singing, I think the violin.
Since I cannot sing, I paint.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Marks on paper are free - free speech -
press -
pictures all go together I suppose.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me -
shapes and ideas so near to me -
so natural to my way of being and thinking that it
hasn't occurred to me to put them down.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it,
it's your world for the moment.
I want to give that world to someone else.
Most people in the city rush around so,
they have no time to look at a flower.
I want them to see it whether they want to or not.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I know now that most people are so closely concerned
with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality,
I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say in paint.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I said to myself, I have things in my head that are
not like what anyone has taught me -
shapes and ideas so near to me -
so natural to my way of being and thinking that it
hasn't occurred to me to put them down.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

History is the version of past events
that people have decided to agree upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did
not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together.
I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.
- Martin Puryear

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon.
It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
- Tom Hanks

Ten years ago, Republicans decided it was time to reform
our broken welfare system and give welfare recipients
the tools they needed to escape the system and build a better life.
- Todd Tiahrt

Well, I decided earlier this year that I would run for president,
and obviously I needed something to run on.
- Craig Armstrong

So, not for lack of love of language,
but because I feel our language is in an enormous state of humiliation,
I decided to make films without words.
- Godfrey Reggio

I was little impressed with this rough and ready way
of persuading people to renew their contracts and decided
that I was now quite free of any obligations.
- Pietro Mascagni

So, I decided that whatever I was, wanted to do with my life,
it would have to do, it would have to have something
to do with the exploration and doing new things.
- Duane G. Carey

When we did Top of the Pops for the third time,
we decided to do it as a television program here called Come Dancing,
which is not as rude as it sounds.
- Neil Innes

After three years in Chicago, I decided to call it a career.
- Ted Lindsay

I was thinking about what I wanted to write next,
after my first novel, and had decided that I wanted
to write a story with a lot of strong female characters in it.
- Joan D. Vinge

When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned me I'd be alone a lot.
Basically we all are.
Loneliness comes with life.
- Whitney Houston

We decided that how we react to and treat those fellow mortals,
wild and domestic, tells us more about ourselves than,
perhaps, some of us want to know.
- Nick Clooney

My early reviews were so bad that I decided I didn't want to read them again.
- Danielle Steel

I decided I wanted to be a physician when I was seven years old.
- Samuel Wilson

If I was going to be broke I decided I might as well
be with actors as anyone else.
They were cheerful idiots and seemed to take it better.
- Peter Finch

When David Arquette and I got engaged we started therapy together.
I'd heard that the first year of marriage is the hardest,
so we decided to work through all that stuff early.
- Courteney Cox

I always wanted to ride a dragon myself,
so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination.
- Cornelia Funke

I had popcorn all over the place, so I decided I might
as well be in the Processing Business.
- Orville Redenbacher

He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.
- Joseph Heller

But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually
certain ideas and setting others aside;
and that,
I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Instead of taking five or six of the prescriptions,
I decided to go a natural route and smoke marijuana.
- Melissa Etheridge

When President Jiang Zemin visited India in 1996,
the two sides decided that they would jointly build
a constructive partnership of cooperation oriented
towards the 21st century.
- Li Peng

The following year, after I had prepared my draft,
the Conference of the Interparliamentary Union at The
Hague decided to set up a special commission to study the problem seriously.
- Ludwig Quidde

I thought it would be my one and only exhibition,
so I decided to call it My Major Retrospective.
- Tracey Emin

I moved to LA and decided to do films and television,
mainly because the theater in New York is totally dead.
- Shirley Knight

At one point he decided enough was enough.
- Steven Wright

I think the game has opened up, and that's why I decided
to come back and try to be a part of it.
- Mario Lemieux

I finally decided if I was going to make a living,
I was gonna have to come to New York.
- Mose Allison

So long as we do not blow our brains out,
we have decided life is worth living.
- Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

I deliberately decided to write a kind of guide to
leather bars for straight people,
for people not into leather, so that people could see what it was all about.
- Thom Gunn

I decided we should book ourselves, so I started booking the band.
- Ruben Blades

Having once decided to achieve a certain task,
achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste.
The gain in self confidence of having accomplished
a tiresome labor is immense.
- Arthur Helps

I cannot say to a person who suffers injustice,
'Wait.' Perhaps you can.
I can't.
And having decided that I cannot urge caution I must stand with him.
- Sandra Casey Cason

Neal had a couple of good ideas and they fit nicely,
so that's the way I decided to go.
- Raymond E. Feist

I decided to teach because I think that any person
who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
- Angela Davis

I was 36, and I had decided to quit acting because it was so disappointing.
- Phil Hartman

I had a lot of dates but I decided to stay home and dye my eyebrows.
- Andy Warhol


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