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“What a strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, the other forward. The one is of today, the other is of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.”
“If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens.”
“I look back on my life like a good day's work, it was done and I feel satisfied with it.”
“Someone has asked me to paint Biblical pictures, and I say no, I'll not paint something that we know nothing about, might just as well paint something that will happen two thousand years hence.”
“I like to paint something that leads me on and on into the unknown, something that I want to see away on beyond ...”
“Life is what we make it. Always has been. Always will be.”
“I have written my life in small sketches, a little today, a little yesterday, as I have thought of it, as I remember all the things from childhood on through the years, good ones and unpleasant ones, that is how they come out and that is how we have to take them.”
“A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells.”
“I paint from the top down. First the sky, then the mountains, then the hills, then the houses, then the cattle, and then the people.”
Grandma Moses, U.S. painter
(1860 - 1961)
Full name: Anna Mary “Sissy” Robertson Moses.