Henry Ward Beecher wrote:
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.1
1 Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, compiled by William Drysdale, 1887.
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) was a Brooklyn Congregational minister, orator, writer, and abolitionist. He was exonerated in the Tilton scandal concerning adultery.