"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Edgar Degas on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Edgar Degas on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Edgar Degas on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Edgar Degas on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Edgar Degas on Oscar Wilde
"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."
"Art is vice. You don't marry it legitimately, you rape it."
"It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory."