"Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort, and go into the wilderness of your imagination. You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not knowing what you are doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself."
Alan Alda (to his daughter)
"The creative person is more primitive and more cultivated...a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person."
The only joy in the world is to begin.
"Take an object. Do something to it.
Do something else to it."
"Every young artist has to do it one way, his [or her] way, and the hell with patterns. Remember who you are and where you are and what you are doing.... And never take advice, including this."
Katherine Anne Porter
"I do not seek, I find."
"Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints
what he is."
"Art does not reproduce what we see. It makes us see."
"What is real for me are the illusions I create with my paintings.
Everything else is quicksand."