„Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.“

—  Bill Hicks

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American comedian 1961 - 1994

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„Let's face it, nobody could paint eyes like El Greco, and nobody can paint eyes like Walter Keane.“

—  Walter Keane American plagiarist 1915 - 2000

Referring to himself in the third person, page 39. Cited also in " The lady behind those Keane-eyed kids https://books.google.com/books?id=2FMEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA56," LIFE 69, no. 21 (20 November 1970), p. 56; by Amy M. Spindler, " Style; An Eye for an Eye http://www.nytimes.com/1999/05/23/magazine/style-an-eye-for-an-eye.html," The New York Times (23 May 1999); and by Jesse Hamlin, " Artist Margaret Keane hasn't lost wide-eyed enthusiasm for work http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Artist-Margaret-Keane-hasn-t-lost-wide-eyed-5955625.php," SFGate (14 Decembet 2014).
1965, Cited by Jane Howard

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„She could take the dark out the nighttime and paint the daytime black.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, Bringing It All Back Home (1965), She Belongs to Me

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„It was the eyes that did it. [timid giggle] I liked the way he painted eyes and he liked mine.“

—  Margaret Keane American artist 1927

Stated at a time when Margaret Keane was still going along with the fraud that her husband was the painter of the Big Eyed waifs.
Cited by Jane Howard, " The Man Who Paints Those Big Eyes: The Phenomenal Success of Walter Keane https://books.google.com/books?id=WFMEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA39," LIFE 59, no. 9 (27 August 1965), p. 45.
1965, Cited by Jane Howard

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„He can't paint eyes. He couldn't learn to paint at all.“

—  Margaret Keane American artist 1927

Cited in " The lady behind those Keane-eyed kids https://books.google.com/books?id=2FMEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA56," LIFE 69, no. 21 (20 November 1970), p. 56.

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„I wanted to paint crows in a big spot of lonely black with a digger head and paws. But stronger was nature which forced me to make a beast, sparkling of blue and purple, a subdued pleasure for the eyes.“

—  Jan Mankes Dutch painter 1889 - 1920

translation from original Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek

(original Dutch: citaat van Jan Mankes, in het Nederlands:) Ik wou kraaien schilderen in een groote plek van eenzaam zwart met doodgraverskop en pooten. Maar sterker was de natuur, die me een beest deed maken flonkerend van blauw en paars, een ingetogen oogenlust.

In a letter of Mankes to Annie van Beuningen-Eschauzier, 30 Nov. 1919; in particular collection; as cited Jan Mankes – in woord en beeld, ed. Sjoerd van Faassen; Museum Bèlvédère, Heerenveen, 2015 ISBN 1877-0983, n. 22, pp. 49-50
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„To have that under one's eyes and not paint it is stupid.“

—  Jules Dupré French painter 1811 - 1889

Dupré, quoted by Albert Wolff, 1880's, Notes upon certain masters of the XIX century, - printed not published MDCCCLXXXVI (1886), The Art Age Press, 400 N.Y. (written after the exhibition 'Cent Chefs-d'Oeuvres: the Choice of the French Private Galleries', Petit, Paris / Baschet, New York, 1883, p. 35
Jules Dupré was passing some Summer-weeks at Cayeux-sur-Mer, looking out on the sea from his window. From this day he transformed in a painter of marines; according to Wolff

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