"Exactitude is not truth."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Henri Matisse on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Henri Matisse on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Henri Matisse on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Henri Matisse on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Henri Matisse on Winston Churchill
"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."
"Creativity takes courage."