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Updated: Mar 18

Paul Gauguin, a French post-Impressionist artist, is better known for his paintings and influence on art than for specific travel quotes. While he did live an adventurous life and traveled to exotic locations like Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands, his words on travel are not as well documented as those of other famous figures.

However, here are some quotes by Gauguin that can be related to travel, exploration, and the pursuit of new experiences:

  1. "I shut my eyes in order to see."

  2. "Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge."

  3. "In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters."

  4. "Art is either plagiarism or revolution."

  5. "Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?"

  6. "There are no foreigners in art, nor any strange countries."

  7. "Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams."

  8. "I have always wanted a mistress who was fat, and I have never found one. To make a fool of me, they are always pregnant."

  9. "It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block."

  10. "Simplicity is the highest form of elegance."

Please note that these quotes are not explicitly about travel, but they do touch on themes like exploration, self-discovery, and the search for new experiences, which are often associated with travel.


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