At moments of great enthusiasm
it seems to me that no one in the world has ever made something this
beautiful and important.
I am essentially a painter of the kind of still life composition that
communicates a sense of tranquillity and privacy, moods which I have always
valued above all else.
A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas
what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in
itself, a living thing.
The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people
to look at it.
To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic
and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it
will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.
Giorgio de Chirico
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're
being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away
as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.
The music that really turns me on is either running toward God or away from
God. Both recognize the pivot, that God is at the center of the jaunt.
There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no
end to it.
You come to nature with all her theories, and she knocks them all flat.
Iím not an abstractionist. Iím not interested in the relationship of color
or form or anything else. Iím interested only in expressing basic human
emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.
Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and
makes you worry about gravity.
Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
Believe it or not, I can actually draw.
Jean Michel Basquiat
Man can't do without God. Just like you're thirsty, you have to drink water.
You just can't go without God.
O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and
perfect our lives.