"It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work."
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"Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor."
"By the work one knows the workman."
"No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language."
"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."
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