If only someone else could paint what I see, it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all.
Only reality interests me now and I know I could spend the rest of my life in copying a chair.
That's the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture, the more impossible it becomes to finish it.
In the past I have never thought about loneliness when working, and I don't think about it now. Yet there must be a reason for the fact that so many people talk about it.
In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.