The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
People have asked me why I chose to be a dancer. I did not choose. I was chosen to be a dancer, and with that, you live all your life.
The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul-
Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.
the way to create art is to burn and destroy, ordinary concepts and to substitute them, with new truths that run down from the top of the head, and out of the heart
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.
The artist's job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.