A writer and, I believe, generally all persons must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.jorge luis borges
Art happens all the time, everywhere. All we have to do is to keep our minds open.Jacek Tylicki, in Les Krantz, The New York Art Review, 1988
Art means to dare and to have been right.Ned Rorem W magazine (10 October 1980)
The heart desires, the hand refrains. The Godhead fires, the soul attains.William Morris; inscribed on the four pictures of Pygmalion and Galatea by Burne-Jones, in the Grosvenor Gallery, London. In Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 43-45
Art, in fact, can be nothing but violence, cruelty and injustice.Filippo Tommaso Marinetti from The Futurist Manifesto
Art is made by the alone for the alone.Luis Barragán, Time (12 May 1980) Originally in Cyril Connolly's "The Unquiet Grave" (1944), cited by Emilio Ambasz in "The Architecture of Luis Barragán" (1976)
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