Auguste Rodin Quotes

 

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

 

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

— 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

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

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

— Auguste Rodin

To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.

— Auguste Rodin

I invent nothing, I rediscover.

— 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

Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about. He’s not interested in how things look different in moonlight.

— 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

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

True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure.

— 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

Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.

— Auguste Rodin

Nobody does good to men with impunity.

— Auguste Rodin

The modes of expression of men of genius differ as much as their souls, and it is impossible to say that in some among them, drawing and color are better or worse than in others.

— Auguste Rodin

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