Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.
Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.
To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.
One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite -- that particular peach is but a detail.
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
It takes a long time to become young.
Everything you can imagine is real.
The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.