Saul Bellow, from Herzog

"Unexpected intrusions of beauty. That is what life is."

Street art celeb Banksy

“I’m lucky because what I make either succeeds or fails. Some people undoubtedly would tell you that’s why it’s crap art, but that’s the way it is. I feel sorry for Abstract Expressionists—how do they know when to go home?”

- Street art celeb Banksy in an interview with Juxtapoz magazine about his new show, Dismaland


John Cage to Philip Guston

When you start working, everybody is in your studio—the past, your friends, enemies, the art world, and above all, your own ideas—all are there. But as you continue painting, they start leaving, one by one, and you are left completely alone. Then, if you're lucky, even you leave.

pp 171-172 Night Studio, A Memoir of Philip Guston, by Musa Mayer, Da Capo Press 1997


Vincent Van Gogh

Everyone who works with love and with intelligence finds in the very sincerity of his love for nature and art a kind of armor against the opinions of other people.

Gustave Flaubert

Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.

Frank Lloyd Wright

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

Mies van der Rohe

My thoughts are guiding my hand, and my hand reveals the value of the thought.