Wherever art appears, life disappears.
Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.
It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception.
Every man becomes, to a certain degree, what the people he generally converses with are.
If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time, go around two blocks-but never three.
It's not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous. It's more like you blurt something out and then analyze it.
Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.
Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.