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    Although even when I am being idle I have plenty of food for thought both early and late - thoughts both about and not about art.
    — Gustav Klimt
    tags: thoughts  food 
     
    There is no self-portrait of me.
    — Gustav Klimt
    On my first days here I did not start work immediately but, as planned, I took it easy for a few days - flicked through books, studied Japanese art a little.
    — Gustav Klimt
    tags: work  book 
     
    Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session and instead study my Japanese books in the open.
    — Gustav Klimt
    tags: book  painting 
     
    After tea it's back to painting - a large poplar at dusk with a gathering storm. From time to time instead of this evening painting session I go bowling in one of the neighbouring villages, but not very often.
    — Gustav Klimt
    tags: time  painting 
     
    I have the gift of neither the spoken nor the written word, especially if I have to say something about myself or my work. Whoever wants to know something about me -as an artist, the only notable thing- ought to look carefully at my pictures and try and see in them what I am and what I want to do.
    — Gustav Klimt
    tags: work  gift  artist 
     
    There is nothing that special to see when looking at me. I'm a painter who paints day in day out, from morning till evening - figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits.
    — Gustav Klimt
    True relaxation, which would do me the world of good, does not exist for me.
    — Gustav Klimt
    tags: world  true 
     
    Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.
    — Gustav Klimt
    tags: alone  artist 
     
    I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I'm not certain of whether it's true.
    — Gustav Klimt
    tags: people  believe  true 
     
    I have never painted a self-portrait. I am less interested in myself as a subject for a painting than I am in other people, above all women... There is nothing special about me. I am a painter who paints day after day from morning to night... Who ever wants to know something about me... ought to look carefully at my pictures.
    — Gustav Klimt
    tags: people  women  night  painting 
     
    Even when I have to write a simple letter I'm scared stiff as if faced with looming seasickness.
    — Gustav Klimt
    tags: write 
     
    If the weather is good I go into the nearby wood - there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun) with a few conifers mixed in. This takes until 8 'o clock.
    — Gustav Klimt
    tags: painting 
     
    There is always hope, as long as the canvases are empty.
    — Gustav Klimt
    tags: hope 
     
    Art is a line around your thoughts.
    — Gustav Klimt
    tags: thoughts 
     
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    gustav klimt
    Birth    : July 14, 1862
    Death  : February 6, 1918
    Occupation  : Painter