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 Philip Guston - “Usually I am on a work for a long stretch, until a moment arrives when the air of the arbitrary vanishes, and the paint falls into positions that feel destined.”
 Philip Guston - “To paint is a possessing rather than a picturing.”
 Philip Guston - “Painting and sculpture are very archaic forms. It's the only thing left in our industrial society where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands, but brains, imagination, heart maybe.”
 Philip Guston - “Look at any inspired painting. It's like a gong sounding it puts you in a state of reverberation.”
 Philip Guston - “In my experience a painting is not made with colors and paint at all. I don't know what a painting is who knows what sets off even the desire to paint”
 Philip Guston - “I am a night painter, so when I come into the studio the next morning the delirium is over.”
 Philip Guston - “Painting seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have again and again.”
 Philip Guston - “I don't know what a painting is who knows what sets off even the desire to paint It might be things, thoughts, a memory, sensations, which have nothing to do directly with painting itself. They can come from anything and anywhere.”
 Philip Guston - “The painting is not on a surface, but on a plane which is imagined. It moves in a mind. It is not there physically at all. It is an illusion, a piece of magic, so that what you see is not what you see.”
 Philip Guston - “Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see.”
 Philip Guston - “I'm not interested in painting I'm not interested in making a picture. Then what the hell am I interested in I must be interested in this process.”