Paul Cezanne
[Artist, b. 1839, Aix-en-Provence, France, d. 1906, Aix, France.]

 Everything is about to disappear. You’ve got to hurry up if you still want to see things. 
 I was saying to you a while ago that, while he is at work, the artist’s brain, although free, must be like a light-sensitive plate, merely a recording apparatus. But learned baths have brought the light-sensitive plate to the point of receptivity where it can be impregnated with the conscientious image of things.