But on the road that I’m on I must continue; if I do nothing, if I don’t study, if I don’t keep on trying, then I’m lost, then woe betide me. That’s how I see this, to keep on, keep on, that’s what’s needed.
But by fighting the difficulties in which one finds oneself, an inner strength develops from within our heart, which improves in life’s fight.
And painted portraits have a life of their own that comes from deep in the soul of the painter and where the machine can’t go.
An artist need not be a minister or a collector in church, but he must have a warm heart for people, and I find it a noble thing that, for example, no winter passed without The Graphic doing something to keep alive sympathy for the poor.