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What better way to learn more about the mind of an artist than through their written and spoken comments of love and life. This section features a full list of attributable Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec quotes.

Famous Quotes by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Of course one should not drink much, but often.

I paint things as they are. I don't comment.

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it.

All confined things die.

Everywhere and always ugliness has its beautiful aspects; it is thrilling to discover them where nobody else has noticed them.

I am alone all day, I read a little but it gives me a headache. I draw and I paint, as much as I can, so much so that my hand gets tired and when it begins to get dark I wait to see if Jeanne d'Armagnac [one of the cousins] will come and sit by my bed. She comes sometimes and tries to distract me and play with me, and I listen to her speak without daring to look at her, she is so tall and so beautiful! And I am neither tall nor beautiful.

The body of a beautiful woman is not made for love; it is too exquisite.

My dear Mama, you are definitely the hen who hatched a famous duck.

I have always been a pencil.

Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it.

The harmony of the luncheon is achieved by a combination of the two main courses which are the focus of the menu.

The cafes bore me; going downstairs is a nuisance. Painting and sleeping - that's all there is.

Philandering impedes, as everyone knows, the ability to concentrate.