"Creativity takes courage."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."Henri Matisse on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"Henri Matisse on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."Henri Matisse on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."Henri Matisse on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."Henri Matisse on Ronald Reagan
"I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things."
"Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence."
"Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is."
"What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue."
"It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression."