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10 Famous Quotes by Alberto Giacometti
10/10/1901 - 1/11/1966
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All I can do will only ever be a faint image of what I see and my success will always be less than my failure or perhaps equal to the failure.

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All the sculptures of today, like those of the past, will end one day in pieces... So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life.

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Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead of me to discover and create. I want something, but I won't know what it is until I succeed in doing it.

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At first, one sees the person who is modelling; but little by little, all of the possible sculptures that could be made come between artist and model.

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I don't know if I work in order to do something, or in order to know why I can't do what I want to do.

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I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality... to protect myself.

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I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre. I have copied everything in drawing, trying to understand.

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I've tried doing so, for it was never my intention to paint only with gray. But in the course of my work I have eliminated one color after another, and what has remained is gray, gray, gray!

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If I see everything in gray, and in gray all the colors which I experience and which I would like to reproduce, then why should I use any other color?

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If only someone else could paint what I see, it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all.

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