Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Drawing is not what you see but what you must make others see.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
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.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
There is no must in art because art is free.
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Select only things to steal that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent
Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination.
The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.
Great art picks up where nature ends.
If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something.
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