The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.
It is not strength, but art, obtains the prize, And to be swift is less than to be wise.
In fact, whatever exists in the universe, in essence, in appearance, in the imagination, the painter has first in his mind and then in his hands ... it lies in his power to create them . . .
The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Art is one thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting.
Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art.
Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.
Cookery is naturally the most ancient of the arts, as of all arts it is the most important.
There is no progress in art, any more than there is progress in making love.
An essential element of any art is risk. If you don't take a risk then how are you going to make something really beautiful, that hasn't been seen before?
When I put a green, it is not grass. When I put a blue, it is not the sky.
Would not it be best to leave room to mystery?
What interests me most is neither still life nor landscape: it is the human figure.
Seek the strongest color effect possible... the content is of no importance.
I wouldn't mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.
For the mystic what is how. For the craftsman how is what. For the artist what and how are one.
All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music,
Why shouldn’t art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world.
When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others, to bring them into the process.
The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.
Artists must be sacrificed to their art.
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