When we are no longer children we are already dead.
Theories are patterns without value. What counts is action.
Don't look for obscure formulas or mystery in my work. It is pure joy that I offer you. Look at my sculptures until you see them. Those closest to God have seen them.
The people who call my work 'abstract' are imbeciles... what they call 'abstract' is in fact the purest realism, the reality of which is not represented by external form but by the idea behind it, the essence of the work.
Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.
I refused ( to study under Rodin ) because nothing grows under large trees.
Things are not difficult to make; what is difficult is putting ourselves in the state of mind to make them.
The function of art is to make that understood which in the form of argument would be incomprehensible.
Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering into the real sense of things.
There hasn't been any art yet. Art is just beginning.
To see far is one thing, going there is another.
What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things... it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface.
When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit.
Architecture is inhabited sculpture.