29 Total Quotes

Georgia O'Keeffe Quotes

I don't very much enjoy looking at paintings in general. I know too much about them. I take them apart.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#American Artist

I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life -- and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#Courage

Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#American Artist

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#American Artist #Color

One can not be an American by going about saying that one is an American. It is necessary to feel America, like America, love America and then work.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#American Artist

To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#Courage #American Artist

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#American Artist

I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#American Artist #Woman

I hate flowers. I only paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#American Artist #Hate

You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#Achievement

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#Beauty #American Artist

Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#American Artist #Expression

It was in the 1920s, when nobody had time to reflect, that I saw a still-life painting with a flower that was perfectly exquisite, but so small you really could not appreciate it.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#Life #American Artist

Sun-bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue - that blue that will always be there as it is now after all man's destruction is finished.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#American Artist

The days you work are the best days
Georgia O'Keeffe
#Work

He was nothing but a tool. ... He had no thought, no part in the painting, except that he could do what I told him to do.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#Painting

I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me ... shapes and ideas so near to me ... so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#Ideas

I know now that most people are so closely concerned with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality. I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say ... in paint.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#People

I hate flowers - I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#American Artist

I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#American Artist

Marks on paper are free - free speech - press - pictures all go together I suppose.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#American Artist

The days you work are the best days.
Georgia O'Keeffe
#American Artist