"The awareness of our own strength makes us modest."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Paul Cezanne on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Paul Cezanne on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Paul Cezanne on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Paul Cezanne on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Paul Cezanne on Ernest Hemingway
"I must be more sensible and realize that at my age, illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me."
"My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I've been pursuing all my life."
"I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us, we find consolation only in religion."
"I have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain."
"When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art."