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 Paul Gauguin - “Many excellent cooks are spoilt by going into the arts.”
 Paul Gauguin - “In art, one idea is as good as another. If one takes the idea of trembling, for instance, all of a sudden most art starts to tremble. Michelangelo starts to tremble. El Greco starts to tremble. All the Impressionists start to tremble.”
 Paul Gauguin - “Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity”
 Paul Gauguin - “Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.”
 Paul Gauguin - “In marriage, the greater cuckold of the two is the lover”
 Paul Gauguin - “I have always wanted a mistress who was fat, and I have never found one. To make a fool of me, they are always pregnant.”
 Paul Gauguin - “It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object beware of this stumbling block.”
 Paul Gauguin - “Civilization is what makes you sick.”
 Paul Gauguin - “The missionary is no longer a man, a conscience. He is a corpse, in the hands of a confraternity, without family, without love, without any of the sentiments that are dear to us. Emasculated, in a sense, by his vow of chastity, he offers us the distressing spectacle of a man deformed and impotent or engaged in a stupid and useless struggle with the sacred needs of the flesh, a struggle which, seven times out of ten, leads him to sodomy, the gallows, or prison.”
 Paul Gauguin - “A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes that he has got the biggest piece.”
 Paul Gauguin - “But I owe something to Vincent Van Gogh, and that is . . . the confirmation of my own original ideas about painting. And also, at difficult moments, the remembrance that one finds others unhappier than oneself.”
 Paul Gauguin - “Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty”
 Paul Gauguin - “We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.”
 Paul Gauguin - “Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.”
 Christophe Auguin - “Once was enough. After sailing around the world solo in 106 days, 1997”
 Paul Gauguin - “The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.”
 Paul Gauguin - “There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.”
 Paul Gauguin - “Art is either plagiarism or revolution.”
 Paul Gauguin - “In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary and it is they alone who are masters.”