A young woman has young claws, well sharpened. If she has character, that is. And if she hasn't so much the worse for you.
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Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.
Exactitude is not truth.
I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.
I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.
He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.
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