"An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."James Whistler 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."James Whistler on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."James Whistler on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."James Whistler on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."James Whistler on Oscar Wilde
"Work alone will efface the footsteps of work."
"The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many."
"I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring."
"To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano."