There are flowers everywhere for those who care to look. (Henri Matisse)
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted. (Henri Matisse)
It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else. (Henri Matisse)
Exactitude is not truth. (Henri Matisse)
I don’t know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I’m some kind of a Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer. (Henri Matisse)
PS: There’s a lot I could have written … but I wanted to keep the spaces between the lines free for you.