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45 Monet Quotes From The Impressionist Painter

Claude Monet quotes are everything an artist wishes for.

Claude Monet was a painter from France.

Claude Monet was the founding father of Impressionism in painting. He was best known for his paintings of landscape.

The following Claude Monet quotes include inspiring art quotes and short artist quotes, some of the best art quotes out there. One of his most famous quotes is, "It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly."

If you like these Claude Monet quotes, check out painting quotes and Michelangelo quotes.

Monet Quotes About Art

Claude Monet quotes are an inspiration to every painter - budding, or established. Keep reading these quotes to get the same inspiration.

1. “I would like to paint the way a bird sings.”

- Claude Monet.

2. "Zaandam is wonderful. There is enough to paint here for a lifetime."

- Claude Monet.

3. “Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.”

- Claude Monet.

4. "If I became a painter, it is to Eugène Boudin that I owe that fact."

- Claude Monet.

5. "No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition."

- Claude Monet.

6. "No one but myself knows the anxiety I go through and the trouble I give myself to finish paintings which do not satisfy me and seem to please so very few others."

- Claude Monet.

7. "I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."

- Claude Monet.

8. "One day Boudin said to me, 'Learn to draw well and appreciate the sea, the light, the blue sky.' I took his advice."

- Claude Monet.

9. "I'm never finished with my paintings; the further I get, the more I seek the impossible and the more powerless I feel."

- Claude Monet.

Monet Quotes On Gardens And Nature

Claude Monet quotes show his desire for gardening.

If there was something that Claude Monet liked apart from painting, it was gardening. His knack for gardening often drew inspiration for the painter. Claude Monet was drawn towards nature. This is where Claude Monet found a harmony between his love for nature and his paintings. Keep reading these Claude Monet quotes.

10. “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.”

- Claude Monet.

11. "For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at any moment."

- Claude Monet.

12. "My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature."

- Claude Monet.

13. "My garden is a slow work, pursued with love and I do not deny that I am proud of it."

- Claude Monet.

14. "The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration."

- Claude Monet.

15. "I work at my garden all the time and with love."

- Claude Monet.

16. "I must have flowers, always, and always."

- Claude Monet.

17. "What could be said about me... a man to whom only his painting matters? And of course his garden and his flowers as well."

- Claude Monet.

18. "Eventually, my eyes were opened, and I really understood nature. I learned to love at the same time."

- Claude Monet.

Monet Quotes About Water Lilies

Claude Monet quotes bring joy to all.

These Claude Monet quotes about water lilies are famous. Claude Monet was renowned for his painting for water lily. Read these quotes by Claude Monet on water lilies.

19. "It took me time to understand my water lilies."

- Claude Monet.

20. "Water lilies is the extension my life."

- Claude Monet.

21. "Without the water the lilies cannot survive as I'm without art."

- Claude Monet.

22. "I had planted them for the pleasure of it."

- Claude Monet, about water lilies.

23. "I grew them without ever thinking of painting them."

- Claude Monet, about water lilies.

Claude Monet Quotes On Impressionism

Claude Monet founded impressionism and these quotes show his insight on the genre of art.

24. “Impression — I was certain of it. I was just telling myself that, since I was impressed, there had to be some impression in it… and what freedom, what ease of workmanship! Wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than that seascape.”

―  Claude Monet.

25. "A good impression is lost so quickly."

- Claude Monet.

26. “Impressionism is only direct sensation. All great painters were less or more impressionists. It is mainly a question of instinct, and much simpler than John Singer Sargent thinks.”

―  Claude Monet.

27. "My work is always better when I am alone and follow my own impressions."

― Claude Monet.

28. “Ninety percent of the theory of Impressionist painting is in Ruskin's Elements.”

― Claude Monet.

Claude Monet Quotes About Beauty

These Claude Monet quotes portray the beauty of landscape and other things through his eyes.

28. "Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it."

- Claude Monet.

29. "There's lots to be learned and nature begins to grow beautiful."

- Claude Monet.

30. "Finally here is a beautiful day, a superb sun like at Giverny. So I worked without stopping, for the tide at this moment is just as I need it for several motifs. This has bucked me up a bit."

- Claude Monet.

31. "'Without fog, London would not be a beautiful city. It is the fog that gives it its magnificent breadth."

- Claude Monet.

32. "The light constantly changes, and that alters the atmosphere and beauty of things every minute."

- Claude Monet.

33. "'It is beautiful here in Etretat, my friend... It is intoxicating me, and I want to paint it all."

- Claude Monet.

34. "These landscapes of water and reflection have become an obsession."

- Claude Monet.

35. "I am weary, having worked without a break all day; how beautiful it is here, to be sure, but how difficult to paint!"

- Claude Monet.

36. "To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at."

- Claude Monet.

Quotations On Colors

The following list of quotes by Claude Monet show his love for color. Keep reading!

37. “I'm not performing miracles, I'm using up and wasting a lot of paint.”

- Claude Monet.

38. "Now I really feel the landscape. I can be bold and include every tone of pink and blue: it's enchanting, it's delicious."

- Claude Monet.

39. "Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment."

- Claude Monet.

40. "Since the appearance of impressionism, the official salons, which used to be brown, have become blue, green and red."

- Claude Monet.

41. "What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence."

- Claude Monet.

42. "The point is to know how to use the colors, the choice of which is, when all’s said and done, a matter of habit."

- Claude Monet.

43. "Colors pursue me like a constant worry. They even worry me in my sleep."

- Claude Monet.

44. "I haven’t yet managed to capture the color of this landscape; there are moments when I’m appalled at the colors I’m having to use, I’m afraid what I’m doing is just dreadful and yet I really am understating it; the light is simply terrifying."

- Claude Monet.

45. "Try to forget what objects you have before you - a tree, a house, a field, or whatever. Merely think, 'Here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow,' and paint it."

- Claude Monet.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Monet quotes then why not take a look at John Ruskin quotes, or art quotes for kids.

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