How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
—Henry David Thoreau
Art depends on luck and talent.
—Francis Ford Coppola
The history of art is the history of revivals.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.
My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see.
—J. Paul Getty
Walking isn't a lost art: one must, by some means, get to the garage.
I paint with shapes.
A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.
The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.
—Isaac Bashevis Singer
One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
An artist's career always begins tomorrow.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald