The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist.
Anything simple always interests me.
A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.
Always live in the ugliest house on the street - then you don't have to look at it
Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus.
Television is becoming a collage -- there are so many channels that you move through them making a collage yourself. In that sense, everyone sees something a bit different.
We grow small trying to be great.
If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed.
It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work.
No theoretician, no writer on art, however interesting he or she might be, could be as interesting as Picasso. A good writer on art may give you an insight to Picasso, but, after all, Picasso was there first.
Shadows sometimes people don't see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny.
I can get excitement watching rain on a puddle. And then I paint it. Now, I admit, there are not too many people who would find that exciting. But I would. And I want life thrilling and rich. And it is. I make sure it is.
Teaching people to draw is teaching people to look.
Smoking calms me down. It's enjoyable. I don't want politicians deciding what is exciting in my life.
How can Blair fight a war on terror? Terror is not an ideology or an army; terror is a technique.