Art is a guaranty of sanity. That is the most important thing I have said.
An artist can show things that other people are terrified of expressing.
To be an artist, you need to exist in a world of silence.
“No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.”
“If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it.”
“The imaginary is what tends to become real.”
“The man who cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.”
“The mind which plunges into surrealism, relives with burning excitement the best part of childhood”
“Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.”
One day seven years ago I found myself saying to myself – I can’t live where I want to – I can’t go where I want to go – I can’t do what I want to – I can’t even say what I want to… I decided I was a very stupid fool not to at least paint as I wanted to. -Georgia O’Keeffe
“I actually don’t have a great surplus of ideas. Some evolve very slowly, over many years, but I sort of trust that all of the interesting ones will become something that I eventually end up doing.”
“Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up.”
“You have to be willing to spend time making things for no known reason.”