William Merritt Chase Quotes

William Merritt Chase Quotes.

My God, I'd rather go to Europe than go to heaven.

My God, I’d rather go to Europe than go to heaven.
William Merritt Chase
Association with my pupils has kept me young in my work. Criticism of their work has kept my own point of view clear.
William Merritt Chase
Do not imagine that I would disregard that thing that lies beneath the mask… but be sure that when the outside is rightly seen, the thing that lies under the surface will be found upon your canvas.
William Merritt Chase
Don’t try to make comparisons between your own pictures. Forget what you have done and think only of making the best of what you are doing.
William Merritt Chase
You must try to match your colors as nearly as you can to those you see before you, and you must study the effects of light and shade on natures own hues and tints.
William Merritt Chase
I am not sure that it is a bad thing to go to a school, as I did, where the boys threw things at me, and asked if there was nothing else I could do [but draw].
William Merritt Chase
Combine a certain amount of indifference with your ambition. Be carefully careless. If you don’t succeed today, there is always tomorrow.
William Merritt Chase
Do not try to paint the grandiose thing. Paint the commonplace so that it will be distinguished.
William Merritt Chase