The National Gallery Famous Quotes & Sayings

List of top 25 famous quotes and sayings about the national gallery to read and share with friends on your Facebook, Twitter, blogs.

Top 25 Quotes About The National Gallery

#1. How often my soul visits the National Gallery, and how seldom - Author: Logan Pearsall Smith
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#2. I've heard people speak of themselves as addicted to reading, but I think those people never stole from their family so they could afford this month's serial, or sucked off a sailor for a new book of short stories. - Author: Daniel Polansky
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#3. In a way, my father was lucky. He had a hunch that his vision of the National Gallery would interest other collectors and persuade them to come in with him, and that hunch proved to be right. - Author: Paul Mellon
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#4. If I were a place, the area of South Bank, in London. Between the Hayward Gallery, National Theatre and all other activities, I'm never bored. I would also say New York for the breathtaking skyline formed by the buildings and the fast pace of the city, whatever the time of day. - Author: Robert Pattinson
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#5. At one point Trudeau mentioned to me that the National Gallery wanted to buy a masterpiece by the great Italian painter Lotto, and it needed a million dollars from the Treasury Board. "Is that Lotto-Quebec or Lotto-Canada?" I joked, but I got the message, and the National Gallery got the painting. - Author: Jean Chretien
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#6. There is a real connection between culture and climate change. We all have a part to play and if you engage with life, you will get a new set of values, get off the consumer treadmill, and start to think, and it is these great thinkers who will rescue the planet. - Author: Vivienne Westwood
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#7. Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#8. If God meant for pictures to be sent through the air He'd have never would have given us cinema. Or the national gallery. - Author: Alan Bradley
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#9. You're very good. Are you a professional artist?"
"I dabble," she said.
Shadow had spent enough time talking to the English to know that this meant either that she dabbled, or that her work was regularly hung in the National gallery or the Tate Modern. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#10. I don't think anybody's really been successful with theorizing about value or creating a price theory. - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#11. Never give up; just absolutely never give up. - Author: Shane Warne
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#12. If I go to the National Gallery and I look at one of the great paintings that excite me there, it's not so much the painting that excites me as that the painting unlocks all kinds of valves of sensation within me which return me to life more violently. - Author: Francis Bacon
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#13. I find old copies of National Gallery catalogues, which are written in the dryest possible prose, infinitely soothing. - Author: Howard Hodgkin
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#14. In 1856, shortly before his death, Lord Ellesmere gave the painting to the new National Portrait Gallery in London as its founding work. As the gallery's first acquisition, it has a certain sentimental prestige, but almost at once its authenticity was doubted. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#15. This is the second Old Master I have encountered that has the signatures of another artist forged over it. A painting that has been created by another artist entirely. It's like they played mix and match. - Author: Dayna S. Rubin
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#16. I like all sorts of art, that's why I love wandering around The National Gallery. - Author: Samuel Barnett
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#17. If the gospel of Jesus Christ can be proclaimed as a theology of self-esteem, imagine the health this could generate in society! - Author: Robert H. Schuller
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#18. I know and love the good, yet ah! the worst pursue. - Author: Petrarch
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#19. It doesn't matter that your painting is small. Kopecks are also small, but when a lot are put together they make a ruble. Each painting displayed in a gallery and each good book that makes it into a library, no matter how small they may be, serve a great cause: accretion of the national wealth. - Author: Anton Chekhov
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#20. For a guy who claimed not to be a stalker he sure knows the tricks of the trade.
Give up the Ghost - Author: Megan Crewe
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#21. I love going to galleries, particularly the National Portrait Gallery. - Author: Mark Gatiss
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#22. I've come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version. - Author: Don DeLillo
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#23. Museums collect what's important in their respective countries. In Berlin's National Gallery, however, this isn't the case. They're interested neither in me nor the other usual suspects. It's simply a German reality. - Author: Georg Baselitz
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#24. In hindsight I can see that my love for the arts began by watching my father and his colleagues perform on stage in Jamaica, and running a muck among the exhibits of fabulous Jamaican art at the National Gallery while mum was upstairs curating. - Author: Michael Hyatt
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#25. It was my father's hope, and it is ours, that the National Gallery would become not a static but a living institution, growing in usefulness and importance to artists, scholars and the general public. - Author: Paul Mellon
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