Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
Great art picks up where nature ends.
Drawing is not what you see but what you must make others see.
Desire is not what you see, but what you imagine.
Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.
For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.
There is no must in art because art is free.
Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.
I paint for myself. I don't know how to do anything else, anyway. Also I have to earn my living, and occupy myself.
I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say "he feels deeply, he feels tenderly".
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.