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
I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.frida kahlo
American art, like the American language and American education, was as far as possible sexless.Henry Brooks Adams
Its clones have hung on so many suburban walls over the decades that it has become the Mona Lisa of the vegetable world.robert hughes
The effect of music is so very much more powerful and penetrating than is that of the other arts, for these others speak only of the shadow, but music of the essence.Arthur Schopenhauer
Can someone eat the fruit that comes from the tree of action that grows from the seeds of your mind?.
The craft is finding a decent drainpipe to get access to the site as much as it is in the art... Van Gogh used short, stumpy brush strokes to convey his insanity – I use short, thin ledges above mainline train tracks.Banksy
Pop art is the inedible raised to the unspeakable.
The artist tries to see what there is to be interested in... He has not created something, he has seen something.
All art is solitary and the studio is a torture area.
Art is the supreme task and the truly metaphysical activity in this life …
Life without industry is guilt, and industry without art is brutality.
The activity of art is... as important as the activity of language itself, and as universal.leo tolstoy