Whether I'm painting or not, I have this overweening interest in humanity. Even if I'm not working, I'm still analyzing people.
It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.
James McNeill Whistler
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
The artist gazes upon a reality and creates his own impression. The viewer gazes upon the impression and creates his own reality.
Art is Man's nature. Nature is god's art.
Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.