You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
Imagination rules the world.
Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?
Painting is the most beautiful of all arts. In it, all sensations are condensed; contemplating it, everyone can create a story at the will of his imagination and. with a single glance. Have his soul invaded by the most profound recollections; no effort of memory, everything is summed up in one instant. A complete art, which sums up all the others and completes them.
By nature I am curious about life, and this extends to my business.
I know some people think one leads a glamorous life, but I must admit I’ve never felt that myself. Even when you’ve sat here in Hollywood with a swimming pool out there, I still feel my life is just as a working artist, actually.
Lack of clarity is probably more responsible for frustration and underachievement than any other single factor.
I’m not looking for images; they just appear and take on an interest. Sometimes you look at a thing and it has no interest and then you see it in a different way and it has another meaning. Or something that was of no use will become useful.
You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.
One has the advantage when you’re very young that you’ve nothing to lose. Later on things become a burden, I think your past work sometimes becomes a burden.
My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.
What is life, but a series of inspired follies?
George Bernard Shaw
He (Vincent) has painted a few portraits, which have turned out well, but he always does them for no payment. It is a pity that he does not want to earn something, for if he did want to he could make something here, but you can’t change a person.
Theo Van Gogh