Creativity & The Arts
“Sometimes you have to lose yourself before you can find anything.”
“You artists, you painters, produce nothing that nobody needs never.”
“I think art is of enormous importance in people’s lives, especially for those who have problems.”
“Art is not a matter of appropriate design. It’s not mathematics or politics or even beauty. It’s an idea.”
“An act of creation is an act of love.”
“You ask how to fight an idea. I’ll tell you how. With another idea.”
“If I am to be anything as a painter, I’ve got to break through the iron wall between what I can feel and what I can express.”
"I want to create things that touch people."
"When you paint from nature, don't fix your eye on any one spot. Take in everything at once."
"We artists have to be selfish, you know. We have to save ourselves. After all, with each painting we die a little."