” ‘Playboy’ made the good life a reality for me and made it the subject matter of my paintings – not affluence and luxury as such, but joie de vivre itself. “


” It’s been fun. I’ve had a lucky life. Art has made me pull the best out of myself. “


” I had a go at changing history – maybe not all by myself – I fought at the battle of Normandy, I slogged through the Ardennes, and I celebrated the liberation of Paris on the streets with beautiful French girls throwing flowers at me. I said good-bye to my first true love and discovered what I really wanted to do with my life. “


” It’s a nice feeling to go out in the world and look for excellence – the best in man. My subject is very valid. It’s about people, and about life. “


” Eating is one of the great beauties in life. One of my favorite recreations… eating with friends, the service, the ambience. “


” There’s no greatest moment in the arts. It’s a life, it’s a continuity thing. You can’t have a great moment because it’s spiritual. It’s a belief, it’s a calling. If you’re an artist, doing your own thing on your own, it’s while you’re doing it that counts. It’s a process. If you get too elated, you can get too depressed. “



All 6 LeRoy Neiman Quotes about Life in picture



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I had a go at changing history - maybe not all by myself - I fought at the battle of Normandy, I slogged through the Ardennes, and I celebrated the liberation of Paris on the streets with beautiful French girls throwing flowers at me. I said good-bye to my first true love and discovered what I really wanted to do with my life.
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Eating is one of the great beauties in life. One of my favorite recreations... eating with friends, the service, the ambience.
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