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    See with one eye, feel with the other.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: eyes 
     
    To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.
    — Paul Klee
    Make chance essential.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: chance 
     
    A line comes into being. It goes out for a walk, so to speak, aimlessly for the sake of the walk.
    — Paul Klee
    Art does not reproduce the visible; it makes visible.
    — Paul Klee
    Color has got me. I no longer need to chase after it. It has got me for ever. I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: meaning 
     
    An active line on a walk, moving freely, without goal. A walk for a walk's sake.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: goal 
     
    Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: children  age  child  wisdom  example 
     
    It is possible that a picture will move far away from Nature and yet find its way back to reality. The faculty of memory, experience at a distance produces pictorial associations.
    — Paul Klee
    The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: tragedy  painting 
     
    I paint in order not to cry.
    — Paul Klee
    My hand is entirely the implement of a distant sphere. It is not my head that functions but something else, something higher, something somewhere remote. I must have great friends there, dark as well as bright. They are all very kind to me.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: friends  dark 
     
    The more horrible this world (as today, for instance), the more abstract our art, whereas a happy world brings forth an art of the here and now.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: world 
     
    Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: meaning 
     
    There is no substitute for intuition.
    — Paul Klee
    It is interesting to observe how real the object remains, in spite of all abstractions.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: real 
     
    All the things an artist must be: poet, explorer of nature, philosopher!
    — Paul Klee
    tags: nature  poet  artist 
     
    Art doesn't reflect what we see; it makes us see.
    — Paul Klee
    Becoming is superior to being.
    — Paul Klee
    A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.
    — Paul Klee
    One eye sees, the other feels.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: eyes 
     
    Art should be like a holiday: something to give a man the opportunity to see things differently and to change his point of view.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: men  opportunities 
     
    Art does not reflect what is seen, rather it makes the hidden visible.
    — Paul Klee
    Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: brain  universe 
     
    The creation of a work of art must of necessity, as a result of entering into the specific dimensions of pictorial art, be accompanied by distortion of the natural form. For, therein is nature reborn.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: nature  work  creation 
     
    Kunst gibt nicht das Sichtbare wieder, sondern macht sichtbar. Art does not reproduce the visible; rather it makes visible.
    — Paul Klee
    The Biblical story of the creation is an excellent parable of movement. The work of art, too, is above all a process of creation, it is never experienced as a mere product.
    — Paul Klee
    Everything passes, and what remains of former times, what remains of life, is the spiritual. In everything we do, the claim of the Absolute is unchanging.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: time  spiritual 
     
    Genius is the error in the system.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: genius 
     
    Sometimes I dream of a work of really great breadth, ranging through the whole region of object, meaning, and style. This, I fear, will remain a dream, but it is a good thing to bear the possibility occasionally in mind.
    — Paul Klee
    We construct and keep on constructing, yet intuition is still a good thing.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: intuition 
     
    For the understanding of a picture a chair is needed. Why a chair? To prevent the legs, as they tire, from interfering with the mind
    — Paul Klee
    It is precisely the way which is productive - this is the essential thing; becoming is more important than being.
    — Paul Klee
    The way to form transcends its own destination, goes beyond the end of the way itself.
    — Paul Klee
    The pictorial work was born of movement, is itself recorded movement, and is assimilated through movement (eye muscles).
    — Paul Klee
    tags: work 
     
    The painter should not paint what he sees, but what will be seen.
    — Paul Klee
    The longer a line, the more of the time element it contains. Distance is time whereas a surface is apprehended more in terms of the moment.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: time  moment 
     
    It is the artistic mission to penetrate as far as may be toward that secret ground where primal law feeds growth.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: secret  growth  law 
     
    In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better.
    — Paul Klee
    In earlier times artists liked to show what was actually visible... nowadays we are concerned with reality, rather than the merely visible.
    — Paul Klee
    tags: time  reality  artist 
     
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