Gustav Klimt's Famous Quotes

All art is erotic. ” - Gustav Klimt

I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I'm not certain of whether it's true ”
- Gustav Klimt

Art is a line around your thoughts. ”
- Gustav Klimt

Today I want to start working again in earnest I'm looking forward to it because doing nothing does become rather boring after a while. ”
- Gustav Klimt

There is nothing that special to see when looking at me.”
- Gustav Klimt

Even when I have to write a simple letter I'm scared stiff, as if faced with looming seasickness. ”
- Gustav Klimt

I'm a painter who paints day in day out, from morning till evening - figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits. ”
- Gustav Klimt

After tea it's back to painting - a large poplar at dusk with a gathering storm.”
- Gustav Klimt

There is no self-portrait of me. ”
- Gustav Klimt

Whoever wants to know something about me as an artist which alone is significant they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognize what I am and what I want. ”
- Gustav Klimt

True relaxation, which would do me the world of good, does not exist for me.”
- Gustav Klimt

If the weather is good I go into the nearby wood - there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun) with a few conifers mixed in. This takes until 8 'o clock.”
- Gustav Klimt

On my first days here I did not start work immediately but, as planned, I took it easy for a few days - flicked through books, studied Japanese art a little. ”
- Gustav Klimt