Art is a wicked thing. It is what we are.
Artists and religionists are never far apart, they go to the sources of revelation for what they choose to experience and what they report is the degree of their experiences.
Filling a space in a beautiful way- that is what art means to me.
God told me if I painted that mountain enough, I could have it.
I decided to accept as true my own thinking.
I do not like the idea of happiness- it is too momentary- I would say that I was always busy and interested in something- interest has more meaning to me than the idea of happiness.
I don't know what Art is but I know some things it isn't when I see them.
I hate flowers- I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move!
I like an empty wall because I can imagine what I like on it.
I wish people were all trees and I think I could enjoy them then.
I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life- and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
Intellect wishes to arrange- intuition wishes to accept.
Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.
It is surprising to me to see how many people separate the objective from the abstract. Objective painting is not good painting unless it is good in the abstract sense.
It seems to be my mission in life to wait on a dog.
Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.
One can not be an American by going about saying that one is an American. It is necessary to feel America, like America, love America and then work.
The unexplainable thing in nature that makes me feel the world is big fat beyond my understanding- to understand maybe by trying to put it into form. To find the feeling of infinity on the horizon line or just over the next hill.
We feared the heartlessness of human beings, all of whom are born blind, few of whom ever learn to see.
Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.
You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.
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