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  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
  • Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
  • Anthony Powell
    Anthony Powell
    English novelist 1905-2000
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    Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
  • Salvador Dali
    Salvador Dali
    Spanish painter 1904 - 1989
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    I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
  • Becky Stark
    Becky Stark
    American artist,  singer and entertainer 1976-
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    I'll never stop a bullet but a bullet might stop me.
    I'll never drink the ocean but the ocean might drink me.
    And I'll never raise a portrait to a gentle man in blue
    And I'll never sing a love song for a love that isn't true. I love how the garden grows
    And I love the garden rose.
    Source: Imagine Our Love Garden Rose
  • Annie Leibovitz
    Annie Leibovitz
    American portrait photographer 1949-
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    In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view. The image may not be literally what's going on, but it's representative.
  • Barry Humphries
    Barry Humphries
    Australian comedian, actor, artist, and author 1934-
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    In Edna, I created a satiric portrait of my hometown of Melbourne, a large provincial English city paradoxically in far Southeast Asia. She's a theatrical figure, related to vaudeville in some respects. She inhabits a world in which there are comparatively few female exponents of comedy.
  • Sir Max Beerbohm
    Sir Max Beerbohm
    British Actor 1872-1956
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    It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Most of our modern portrait painters are doomed to absolute oblivion. They never paint what they see. They paint what the public sees, and the public never sees anything.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    Sir Joshua would have been glad to take her portrait; and he would have had an easier task than the historian at least in this, that he would not have had to represent the truth of change - only to give stability to one beautiful moment.
  • Barrett Foa
    Barrett Foa
    American bari-tenor singer, dancer, and actor 1977-
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    Someone made me a Leaf Coneybear finger puppet. Someone made me a portrait of me on some chocolate. I'm keeping it. I daren't eat such a work of art. It's so unique and so fun that fans do that. It's incredibly flattering. I like it when people spend time on me. People don't spend the same amount of time on my brother who's an insurance broker.
  • Berenice Abbott
    Berenice Abbott
    American photographer 1898-1991
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    The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are, whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball. In a word, I have tried to be objective.
    Source: Berenice Abbott, photographer: a modern vision : a selection of photographs and essays
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