The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.
Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion, let the artist be truly taciturn.
When looking at any significant work of art, remember that a more significant one probably has had to be sacrificed.
Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.
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.
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.