Accidents, try to change them -- it's impossible. The accidental reveals man.
I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.
Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
It takes a long time to become young.
Category: Age And Aging
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
If I spit, they will take my spit and frame it as great art.
Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.
The people who make art their business are mostly impostors.
Through art we express our conception of what nature is not.
We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!
Art is never chaste. It ought to be forbidden to ignorant innocents, never allowed into contact with those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art.
What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.
Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.