Paul Cézanne Quote
Until the war [between France and Germany] as you know, my life was a mess. I wasted it. It was only at l'Estaque, when (1870-1871) I thought things over, that I really understood Pissarro, a painter like myself... He was a determined man. I was overcome by a passion for work. It wasn't that I hadn't been working before, I was always working. But what I always missed, you know, was a comrade like you..
p. 208 in: 'What he told me – III. The Studio' - Joachim Gasquet's Cézanne, - a Memoir with Conversations, (1897 - 1906)