A writer and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
Without magic, there is no art. Without art, there is no idealism. Without idealism, there is no integrity. Without integrity, there is nothing but production.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
Is love an art- Then it requires knowledge and effort.
I just do art because I-m ugly and there-s nothing else for me to do.
Self consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.
I don-t want life to imitate art. I want life to BE art.
Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.