• You must first realize the thing completely in your mind. Then grasp the brush, fix your attention so that you see clearly what you wish to paint; start quickly, move the brush, follow straight what you see before you, as the buzzard swoops down when the hare jumps out. If you hesitate one moment, it is gone.

    "Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles". Book by Osvald Sirén, Volume 2, p. 14, 1974.