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" The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions. "
" When looking at any significant work of art, remember that a more significant one probably has had to be sacrificed. "
" Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion, let the artist be truly taciturn. "
" One eye sees, the other feels. "
" The painter should not paint what he sees, but what will be seen. "
" One does not lash hat lies at a distance. The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own. Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh. The garden must be weeded. "
" Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see. "
" Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void. Ripe, graphic fruits fall off. My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will. "
" The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art. "
" Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first. "
" Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age. "
" Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter. "
" To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers. "
" He has found his style, when he cannot do otherwise. "
" In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better. "
" A drawing is simply a line going for a walk. "
" A line is a dot that went for a walk. "