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The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
Work out of your work. Don't work out of anybody else's work.
Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions.
Everything for me has always been opposites; nothing has ever been in the middle... My life never had anything normal or in the center.
Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.
Sculpture is an art of the open air. Daylight, sunlight, is necessary to it, and for me, its best setting and complement is nature.
I am scared; I don't know what is going to happen to me. What was the point of working so hard and of being talented, to be rewarded like this? Never a penny, tormented all my life. It is horrible; one cannot imagine it.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
I thought I knew everything when I came to Rome, but I soon found I had everything to learn.
Painting calmed the chaos that shook my soul.
Niki de St. Phalle
Once the object has been constructed, I have a tendency to discover in it, transformed and displaced, images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me.
Sometimes good comes through adversity. I would not be who I am today had it not been for the internment, and I like who I am.
If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.
Without philosophy man cannot know what he makes; without religion he cannot know why.
In Paris, I met a young American person who immediately became the primary inspiration which awakened my vision and the leading influence that had directed my forces. Throughout my career as an artist, I refer to this person by the word 'Woman.'
My single-minded aim is to give existence to fantasy.
I heard someone say that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man to get into heaven. I decided to sculpt camels in a needle.
One might not think of light as a matter of fact, but I do. And it is, as I said, as plain and open and direct an art as you will ever find.
You have to make thousands and thousands of drawings before an illustration is perfected.
My earliest recollections are of the teeming East Side where I was born. This Hester Street and its surrounding streets were the most densely populated of any city on Earth; and looking back at it, I realize what I owe to its unique and crowded humanity.
I see no reason why I should tickle stones or waste time on polishing bronze.
Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
To me art is a form of manifest revolt, total and complete.
Each work has its own space, which should neither be conceived as a sort of cage nor regarded as extending to infinity.
I had a tremendous horror of going into the Army. That is probably why I went to college for so long.
Cubism is like standing at a certain point on a mountain and looking around. If you go higher, things will look different; if you go lower, again they will look different. It is a point of view.
I was a gay man living in the epicenter of 20th-century America's worst health epidemic.
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