Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.
True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure.
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.