Edvard Munch Quotes

In art lies men’s desire for crystallization.

I have always thought and felt that my art might also help others understand their search for sanity.

One stroke can be a completed work of art.

It is better to paint a good unfinished picture than a poor completed one.

It suits my pictures to hang together; they lose something displayed with others.

When I am talking I tax anyone I am with, as if I’ve taken him prisoner.

The nervous talk a lot. Craziness often expresses itself in incessant talking. Talking has become a sort of rest from your sick thoughts, a sort of defense against other people.

The way it is going now the situation could easily become commercialized and I find myself bringing out work which could be regarded as kitsch—I have worked against that all of my life.

My whole life has been spent walking by the side of a bottomless chasm, jumping from stone to stone. Somtimes I try to leave my narrow path and join the swirling mainstream of life, but I always find myself drawn inexorably back towards the chasm’s edge, and there I shall walk until the day I […]