“I want to be famous but unknown!”
"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."
"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."
"Your pictures would have been finished a long time ago if I were not forced every day to do something to earn money."
"I'm glad I haven't found my style yet. I'd be bored to death."
"Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things."
"There is a kind of success that is indistinguishable from panic."
"It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory."
"I always urged my contemporaries to look for interest and inspiration to the development and study of drawing, but they would not listen. They thought the road to salvation lay by the way of colour."
“A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people”