I believe only in art and failure.
I hate flowers - I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move.
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
—Harry S. Truman
The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.
Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public.
Well, the telling of jokes is an art of its own, and it always rises from some emotional threat. The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful.