"I sometimes have a horrible fear of turning up a canvas of mine. I'm always afraid of finding a monster in place of the precious jewels I thought I had put there!"
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Camille Pissarro on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Camille Pissarro on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Camille Pissarro on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Camille Pissarro on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Camille Pissarro on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"I began to understand my sensations, to know what I wanted, at around the age of forty - but only vaguely."
"Don't be afraid in nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes."