I don't believe in art. I believe in artists.
I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products.
Living is more a question of what one spends than what one makes.
Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another.
I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
You cannot define electricity. The same can be said of art. It is a kind of inner current in a human being, or something which need no definition.
I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art - and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.
The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.
The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.