"No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language."
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"Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home."
"In an artwork you're always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death."
"I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things."
"When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God."
"Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies."
"What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time."
"Great art picks up where nature ends."
"Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms."
"An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs."
"Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them."
"I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize."
"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box."
"I cry out for order and find it only in art."
"Vision is the true creative rhythm."
"Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is."
"Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence."
"Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is."
"Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product."
"The principle of art is to pause, not bypass."
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