Artists Quotes

People who are pushed toward the arts are sometimes flying a little too close to the sun.

A fellow who’s a good artist, but isn’t good at telling a story in this form … in continuity form … can’t really work for us. Unless we get somebody to do the layouts for him and he just follows the layouts. We’ve done that in the past.

I think every successful artist has to have some audacity – to believe that what you have to offer to the world is unique and special, and deserves to be heard.

I think societal collapse is in the air — or it smells like it — and, without being pretentious, that’s why hopefully movies matter, because that’s the role of the artist … to shine a light on what’s going on.

Self-expression is a hallmark of an artist, of art, to get something off one’s chest, to sing one’s song. So that element is present in all art. And comedy, although it is not one of the fine arts—it’s a vulgar art, it’s one of the people’s arts, it’s the spoken word, the writing that goes […]

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.

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.