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Auguste Rodin – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Auguste Rodin

 

Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.

– Auguste Rodin


I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need.

– Auguste Rodin


The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.

– Auguste Rodin


Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.

– Auguste Rodin


Man’s naked form belongs to no particular moment in history it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.

– Auguste Rodin


There are unknown forces in nature when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.

– Auguste Rodin


The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.

– Auguste Rodin


To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.

– Auguste Rodin


To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.

– Auguste Rodin