Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.
Art is the objectification of feeling.
An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
One must act in painting as in life, directly.
I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.
All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.
My life needs editing.
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too.
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
Life is made up of marble and mud.