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Understand more about the mind of this complex individual through our collection of Amedeo Modigliani quotes, which includes a number of opinions on him from other related figures.

Famous Quotes by Amedeo Modigliani

Always speak out and keep forging ahead. The man who cannot find new ambitions and even a new person within himself, who is always destined to wrestle with what has remained rotten and decadent in his own personality, is not a man.

Every great work of art should be considered like any work of nature. First of all from the point of view of its aesthetic reality and then not just from its development and the mastery of its creation but from the standpoint of what has moved and agitated its creator.

Happiness is an angel with a serious face.

It is your duty in life to save your dream.

I want to be a tuneswept fiddle string that feels the master melody, and snaps.

Rome is not outside me, but inside me.. Her feverish sweetness, her tragic countryside, her own beauty and harmony, all these are mine, for my thought and my work.

The function of art is to struggle against obligation.

What I am seeking is not the real and not the unreal but rather the unconscious, the mystery of the instinctive in the human race.

When I know your soul, I will paint your eyes.

With one eye you are looking at the outside world, while with the other you are looking within yourself.

You are not alive unless you know you are living.