To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Drawing is not what you see but what you must make others see.
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
For great things do not done just happen by impulse but are a succession of small things linked together.
There is no must in art because art is free.
I don't say everything, but I paint everything.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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 never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.
The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.
The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist.
To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
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