Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
The only thing I know is that I know nothing
The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.
There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.
I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
The artist is the person who makes life more interesting or beautiful, more understandable or mysterious, or probably, in the best sense, more wonderful.
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.
I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.
It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time.
To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.
The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense.
Everything you can imagine is real.
To draw you must close your eyes and sing.
It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism.
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