"He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices he is free and nothing holds him back."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Henri Matisse on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Henri Matisse on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."Henri Matisse on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Henri Matisse on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."Henri Matisse on Bruce Lee
"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."