I should like to be famous and unknown.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Art is vice. You don't marry it legitimately, you rape it.
In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty.
Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.
No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.
What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming.
One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement.