People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.
The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.
Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.
I love working with children and this young boy, Thomas Sangster, is quite a remarkable young actor. He raises your game, you know. He certainly raised mine.
We're both very very lazy, and having someone else do half the work is very convenient.
I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile.
Those who still think listening isn't an art should see if they can do it half as well.
Zen is not effort. Effort is tension, effort is work, effort is to achieve something. Zen is not something to achieve.
Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism.
It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.
Then their imagination could work wonders upon wonders and invoke the shades of the philosophers, who would instruct them in their art.
I wouldn't say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it.
A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.
To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering.
Mel is a great director because he's not just a director, he's an actor, so he knows how to direct actors. I loved working with him. He's great as a director. He's so intelligent. He's generous. I really loved him.
Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
I love those who yearn for the impossible.
I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results.
I think some people would love to be able to make the clothes I make - and of course, I do influence them, but they keep simplifying, and minimalism doesn't quite work.
Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
Working hard is very important. You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take those risks, to be able to jump over the hurdles, to be able to break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you.
You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
I was very interested in art and art history. I probably would have pursued that somehow - working in a gallery or an auction house.
I love working quickly. I don't like to do thousands of takes, and I don't want to do thousands of set ups.
Love and work are the only two real things in our lives. They belong together, otherwise it is off. Work is in itself a form of love.