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" I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money. "
" Give me a museum and I'll fill it. "
" Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. "
" Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima. "
" An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought. "
" Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock. "
" Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. "
" All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. "
" We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it. "
" Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. "
" Action is the foundational key to all success. "
" Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working. "
" Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter? "
" When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait. "
" To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic. "
" The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. "
" Everything you can imagine is real. "
" If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. "
" Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. "
" Youth has no age. "
" Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. "
" One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail. "
" One must act in painting as in life, directly. "
" You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea. "
" The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. "
" Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. "
" They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better. "
" Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen. "
" Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint. "
" Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time. "
" To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved. "