A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things, a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.
To know one thing, you must know the opposite.
Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing.
The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.
The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do.
There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it.
Recently I have been working in the country, where, carving in the open air, I find sculpture more natural than in a London studio, but it needs bigger dimensions. A large piece of stone or wood placed almost anywhere at random in a field, orchard, or garden, immediately looks right and inspiring.