2. “We don’t laugh because we feel good, we feel good because we laugh.”

3. “If you do too much, it’s going to lose its effectiveness.”

4. “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”

5. “There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.”

6. “Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere—you only have to look to see it.”

7. “The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.”

8. “Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.”

9. “There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.”

10. “I think there’s an artist hidden at the bottom of every single one of us.”

11. “Don’t forget to tell these special people in your life just how special they are to you.”

12. “I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though. I have more fun than most people.”

13. “You have to allow the paint to break to make it beautiful.”

14. “It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy.”

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15. “You too can paint almighty pictures.”

16. “Gotta give him a friend. Like I always say, ‘Everyone needs a friend.'”

17. “I think each of us, sometime in our life, has wanted to paint a picture.”

18. “Exercise your heart, do what makes you happy!”

19. “Make love to the canvas.”

20. “If we’re going to have animals around we all have to be concerned about them and take care of them.”

21. “It’s hard to see things when you are too close. Take a step back and look.”

22. “Find freedom on this canvas.”

23. “This is your world. You’re the creator.”

24. “Let’s build a happy little cloud. Let’s build some happy little trees.”

25. “Don’t forget to make all these little things individuals—all of them special in their own way.”

26. “And if it does nothing else for you, it should make you happy.”

27. “Any way you want it to be, that’s just right.”

28. “No pressure. Just relax and watch it happen.”

29. “All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.”

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30. “Be so very light. Be a gentle whisper.”

31. “You need the dark in order to show the light.”

32. “Didn’t you know you had that much power? You can move mountains. You can do anything.”

33. “Just let go and fall like a little waterfall.”

34. “There’s nothing in the world that breeds success like success.”

35. “Go out on a limb, that’s where the fruit is.”

36. “Stand back and admire!”

37. “Isn’t it fantastic that you can change your mind and create all these happy things?”

38. “Believe that you can do it because you can do it.”

39. “You can have anything you want in the world, once you help everyone around you get what they want.”

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40. “I can’t think of anything more rewarding than being able to express yourself to others through painting. Exercising the imagination, experimenting with talents, being creative. These things, to me, are truly the windows to your soul.”

41. “Gotta have opposites, light and dark and dark and light, in painting. It’s like life.”

42. “If I paint something, I don’t want to have to explain what it is.”

43. “I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent.”

44. “We artists are a different breed of people. We’re a happy bunch.”

45. “I taught my to paint mountains like these, and guess what? Now he paints the best darn mountains in the industry.”

46. “In painting, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. You can bend rivers. But when I get home the only thing I have power over is the garbage.”

47. “Painting is a nice way to put a happy buck in your pocket, and to make good things happen in your heart.”

48. “If you study my paintings, there are no signs of human life.”

49. “Painting will bring a lot of good thoughts to your heart.”

50. “Wash the brush, just beats the devil out of it.”

51. “I like to beat the brush.”

52. “Mix up a little more shadow color here, then we can put us a little shadow right in there. See how you can move things around?”

53. “Within one hour of touching the brush to canvas for the first time, my students have a total, complete painting.”

54. “With thinned paint on the liner brush, sign your painting.”

55. “That’s a crooked tree. We’ll send him to Washington.”

56. “Remember our golden rule—a thin paint sticks to a thick paint.”

57. “How do you make a round circle with a square knife? That’s your challenge for the day.”

58. “We tell people sometimes. We’re like drug dealers, come into town and get everybody absolutely addicted to painting. It doesn’t take much to get you addicted.”

59. “I never turn down requests for interviews. I’m just rarely asked.”

60. “The only thing worse than yellow snow is green snow.”

61. “I remember when my Dad told me as a kid, ‘If you want to catch a rabbit, stand behind a tree and make a noise like a carrot. Then when the rabbit comes by you grab him.’ Works pretty good until you try to figure out what kind of noise a carrot makes.”

62. “We want happy paintings. Happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news.”

63. “Ever make mistakes in life? Let’s make them birds. Yeah, they’re birds now.”

64. “They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers, just to upset the critics.”

65. “Every day is a good day when you paint.”

66. “Tell you what, we just take that old dark color that we had.”

67. “Truly, you have experienced the joy of painting!”

68. “Remember how free clouds are. They just lay around in the sky all day long.”

69. “Most painters want recognition, especially by their peers.”

70. “Talk to the tree, make friends with it.”

71. “I stay hidden. I’m sort of hard to find.”

72. “That’s where the crows will sit. But we’ll have to put an elevator to put them up there because they can’t fly, but they don’t know that, so they still try.”

73. “I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the ‘Mona Lisa’ with a two-inch brush.”

74. “There are thousands of very, very talented artists who will never be known, even after they are dead.”

75. “See how it fades right into nothing. That’s just what you’re looking for.”

76. “We have been brainwashed to believe that Michelangelo had to pat you on the head at birth.”

77. “It’s life. It’s interesting. It’s fun.”

78. “People might look at you a bit funny, but it’s okay. Artists are allowed to be a bit different.”

79. “Water’s like me. It’s lazy. Boy, it always looks for the easiest way to do things.”

80. “We get letters every day from people wanting more mountains. As many as I paint, they still say, ‘Give me more mountains.’”

81. “Now then, let’s come right down in here and put some nice big strong arms on these trees. Tree needs an arm too. It’ll hold up the weight of the . Little bird has to have a place to set there. There he goes.”

82. “Trees cover up a multitude of sins.”

83. “In nature, dead trees are just as normal as live trees.”

84. “And that makes it look like birch trees, isn’t that sneaky? Heh. Ha. It’s gorgeous.”

85. “Maybe there lives a happy little evergreen tree right there.”

86. “Decide where your little footy hills live.”

87. “Let’s get crazy!”

88. “People see you on television, and they think you make the same amount of money that does. But this is PBS. All these shows are done for free.”

89. “Maybe this cloud has a little friend. Maybe this little friend’s named Clyde. He lives right up here.”

90. “What can be painted can be punished.”

91. “I don’t intimidate anyone. Instead, I try to get people to believe in themselves.”

92. “Use absolutely no pressure. Just like an angel’s wing.”

93. “You have just completed a masterpiece—sign it and be proud!”

94. “However you think it should be, that’s exactly how it should be.”

95. “I was the guy who makes you scrub the latrine, the guy who makes you make your bed, the guy who screams at you for being late to work. The job requires you to be a mean, tough person. And I was fed up with it. I promised myself that if I ever got away from it, it wasn’t going to be that way anymore.”

96. “Let’s just blend this little rascal here, ha! Happy as we can be.”

97. “Gotta have a little sadness once in a while so you know when the good times come.”

98. “Stones are all different colors, sometimes they are just red!”

99. “We don’t really know where this goes and I’m not sure we really care.”

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