Words are the tools of 'to be' - of expression. They are completely built on the fact that you 'are,' and in order to express it, you have built a little alphabet, and you make your words from it.
Words such as truth, art, veracity, or anything are stupid in themselves.
Everything important that I have done can be put into a little suitcase.
My position is the lack of a position, but, of course, you can't even talk about it; the minute you talk, you spoil the whole game.
Since Courbet, it's been believed that painting is addressed to the retina. That was everyone's error. The retinal shudder! Before, painting had other functions: it could be religious, philosophical, moral... our whole century is completely retinal, except for the Surrealists, who tried to go outside it somewhat.
I happen to have been born a Cartesian. The French education is based on a sequence of strict logic. You carry it with you.