+ Deals are
my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry.I
like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
Business can be an art, and as an art, it is ever evolving and mysterious in its
own right. When I wrote The Art of the Deal, I was aware of that aspect of business,
and I havent changed my mind about it. Ive mentioned before that like
an artist, I give my utmost every day to what Im doing. Im not pretending
in any sense of the word.
+ Artists often make the difficult look effortless.
How hard is it to put paint on a canvas? Easy if you dont know what youre
doing. A little more complex if you do know what youre doing.
Dont be afraid of being unique. Its like being afraid of your best
+ Artists are known for their dedication, to their ideals, to their
muse.. whatever that might be.. and for their perseverance in getting things just
right. Those are admirable traits to possess. They will go to great lengths to
achieve the desired result.
+ Nobody but a total masochist wants to be
+ Picasso was not only a great artist, he was a good businessman.
He knew the value of his work, and he didnt make excuses for it.
+ Picasso obviously viewed his art as a business, which it was. I view my business
as an art, which it is. You should view your work that way too.
is representational. In other words, its not life, but its about life.
It can point to truths that we might not notice in our busy daily lives. It gives
us a reflection.
+ A little more moderation would be good. Of course,
my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
+ When people see the
beautiful marble in Trump Tower, they usually have no idea what I went through
personally to achieve the end result. No one cares about the blood, sweat, and
tears that art or beauty require. Its the end result that matters.
+ I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively
on the present. That's were the fun is.