I am scared; I don't know what is going to happen to me. What was the point of working so hard and of being talented, to be rewarded like this? Never a penny, tormented all my life. It is horrible; one cannot imagine it.
More Quotes from Camille Claudel:You find me at work; excuse the dust on my blouse. I sculpt my marble myself.
It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee.
You see that it is not at all like Rodin... I share these only with you, don't show them.
I tolerate my faults but not at all other people's.
I took all my wax studies and threw them in the fire... that's the way it is when something unpleasant happens to me. I take my hammer and I squash a figure.
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