"I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot."
"Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artists metaphysical value judgments."
"Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television."
"The absence of limitations is the enemy of art."
"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."
"It is a cruel, ironical art, photography. The dragging of captured moments into the future; moments that should have been allowed to be evaporate into the past; should exist only in memories, glimpsed through the fog of events that came after. Photographs force us to see people before their future weighed them down...."
"A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light."
"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."
"Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life."
"Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... now you tell me what you know."
"Does something which exists on the edge have no true relevance to the stable center, or does it, by being on the edge, become a part of the edge and thus a part of the boundary, the definition which gives the whole its shape?"
"It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure."