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Claude Monet's Famous Quotes

People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love. ”
- Claude Monet

Colors pursue me like a constant worry. They even worry me in my sleep. ”
- Claude Monet

I despise the opinion of the press and the so-called critics. ”
- Claude Monet

I am very depressed and deeply disgusted with painting. It is really a continual torture. ”
- Claude Monet

I'm never finished with my paintings; the further I get, the more I seek the impossible and the more powerless I feel. ”
- Claude Monet

No, I'm not a great painter. Neither am I a great poet. ”
- Claude Monet

My work is always better when I am alone and follow my own impressions.”
- Claude Monet

One can do something if one can see and understand it...”
- Claude Monet

I am only good at two things, and those are: gardening and painting. ”
- Claude Monet

Never, even as a child, would I bend to a rule. ”
- Claude Monet

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. ”
- Claude Monet

Most people think I paint fast. I paint very slowly. ”
- Claude Monet

I am following Nature without being able to grasp her... I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ”
- Claude Monet

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. ”
- Claude Monet

I can only draw what I see. ”
- Claude Monet

Everything I have earned has gone into these gardens. ”
- Claude Monet

It took me time to understand my waterlilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them. ”
- Claude Monet

It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly. ”
- Claude Monet

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. ”
- Claude Monet

No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition. ”
- Claude Monet

No one but myself knows the anxiety I go through and the trouble I give myself to finish paintings which do not satisfy me and seem to please so very few others. ”
- Claude Monet

Masterpieces of Claude Monet

  • Impression Sunrise
  • Sunset in Venice
  • Water Lilies
  • The Magpie
  • The Garden of Monet at Argenteuil
  • Parliament at Sunset
  • The Artist's Garden at Giverny
  • The Poppy Field near Argenteuil
  • Women in the Garden
  • Tulip Fields
  • Sunflowers
  • Waterlily Pond with Japanese Bridge
  • The Garden at Sainte-Adresse
  • Garden Path at Giverny
  • Mount Kolsaas in Sunlight
  • Water Lilies Green Reflection
  • The Studion Boat
  • Haystacks
  • Woman with a Parasol
  • Madame Monet and Child
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