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“Most of our modern portrait painters are doomed to absolute oblivion. They never paint what they see. They paint what the public sees, and the public never sees anything.”
“Your library is your portrait.”
“I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.”
“My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.”
“I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.”
“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.”
“The facts of the present won't sit still for a portrait. They are constantly vibrating, full of clutter and confusion.”
William MacNeile Dixon
“In some circles Stalin has in fact been making a comeback. His portrait hangs above the dashboard of trucks, a symbol of blue-collar nostalgia for a tough leader.”
“I have now got a bombproof shelter [the Continent] into which I retire when I sniff the coming portrait or its trajectory.”
John Singer Sargent
“You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall”
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