• With experience it seems to be possible to control the flow of paint, to a great extent, and I don't use - I don't use the accident - 'cause I deny the accident... it's quite different from working, say, from a still life where you set up objects and work directly from them. I do have a general notion of what I'm about and what the results will be. I approach painting in the same sense as one approaches drawing, that is, it's direct.

    Interview by William Wright; as quoted in "Abstract Expressionism: Creators and Critics", ed. Clifford Ross, 1990, p. 144, Summer 1950.