+ At moments
of great enthusiasm it seems to me that no one in the world has ever made something
this beautiful and important.
+ It's pleasing to realize that quite a few
people enjoy this sort of playfulness and that they are not afraid to look at
the relative nature of rock-hard reality.
I have sometimes heard painters say that they paint "for themselves":
but I think they would soon have painted their fill if they lived on a desert
island. The primary purpose of all art forms, whether its music, literature,
or the visual arts, is to say something to the outside world; in other words,
to make a personal thought, a striking idea, an inner emotion perceptible to other
peoples senses in such a way that there is no uncertainty about the maker's
+ I don't grow up. In me is the small child of my early days.
I could fill an entire second life with working on my prints.
+ I do indeed
believe that there is a certain contrast between, say, people in scientific professions
and people working in the arts. Often there is even mutual suspicion and irritation,
and in some cases one group greatly undervalues the other. Fortunately there is
no one who actually has only feeling or only thinking properties. They intermingle
like the colors of the rainbow and cannot be sharply divided.
+ It may
seem paradoxical to say that there are similarities between a poetical and a commercial
mind, but it is a fact that both a poet and a businessman are constantly dealing
with problems that are directly related to people and for which sensitivity is
of prime importance.
It is human
nature to want to exchange ideas, and I believe that, at bottom, every artist
wants no more than to tell the world what he has to say.