If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.
The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.
The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
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.
Desire is not what you see, but what you imagine.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
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.
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
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