15 Total Quotes

Grandma Moses Quotes

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
Grandma Moses
#Life #American Artist

A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells.
Grandma Moses
#American Artist

I paint from the top down. From the sky, then the mountains, then the hills, then the houses, then the cattle, and then the people.
Grandma Moses
#American Artist

Now that I am ninety-five years old, looking back over the years, I have seen many changes taking place, so many inventions have been made. Things now go faster. In olden times things were not so rushed. I think people were more content, more satisfied with life than they are today. You don’t hear nearly as much laughter and shouting as you did in my day, and what was fun for us wouldn’t be fun now.... In this age I don’t think people are as happy, they are worried. They’re too anxious to get ahead of their neighbors, they are striving and striving to get something better. I do think in a way that they have too much now. We did with much less.
Grandma Moses
#Happiness

What a strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
Grandma Moses
#Hope

I have written my life in small sketches, a little today, a little yesterday . . . I look back on my life a good day's work, it was done and I feel satisfied with it. I made the best out of what life offered.
Grandma Moses
#Life

I look back on my life a good day's work, it was done and I am satisfied with it.
Grandma Moses
#Life #American Artist

. . . daydreams, as it were . . . I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.
Grandma Moses
#Color

I don't advise any one to take it up as a business proposition, unless they really have talent, and are crippled so as to deprive them of physical labor.
Grandma Moses
#Business

Now that I am ninety-five years old, looking back over the years, I have seen many changes taking place, so many inventions have been made. Things now go faster. In olden times things were not so rushed. I think people were more content, more satisfied with life than they are today. You dont hear nearly as much laughter and shouting as you did in my day, and what was fun for us wouldnt be fun now.... In this age I dont think people are as happy, they are worried. Theyre too anxious to get ahead of their neighbors, they are striving and striving to get something better. I do think in a way that they have too much now. We did with much less.
Grandma Moses
#Happiness

Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy.
Grandma Moses
#American Artist

If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens.
Grandma Moses
#American Artist

I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.
Grandma Moses
#American Artist