Georgia O'Keeffe Quotes

Who was Georgia O'Keeffe?

Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was an American artist, best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers.

Born November 15, 1887
Died March 6, 1986
Aged 98 years old

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Best 12 Quotes by Georgia O'Keeffe

“Filling a space in a beautiful way - that is what art means to me.”

“I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.”

“I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”

“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for a moment.”

“Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.”

“It's not enough to be nice in life. You've got to have nerve.”

“Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”

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“Someone else's vision will never be as good as your own vision of your self. Live and die with it cause in the end it's all you have. Lose it and you lose yourself and everything else. I should have listened to myself.”

“The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I'm one of the best painters.”

“To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.”

“When people read erotic symbols into my painting, they're really thinking about their own affairs.”

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.”

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