I liked sculpting better than painting. You have more freedom in sculpting.
Our country, like every modern state, needs profound democratic reforms. It needs political and ideological pluralism, a mixed economy and protection of human rights and the opening up of society.
I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence.
The painter should not paint what he sees, but what will be seen.
Only reality interests me now and I know I could spend the rest of my life in copying a chair.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
I have no idea how I'm perceived in America because I don't live the reality of America.
It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality.
There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk.
There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see. When you've got it, you've got it. When you haven't, you begin again. All the rest is humbug.
When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.
Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.
Whoever gets up and comes to grips with Love like a boxer is a fool.
As I said earlier, there are no writers who could create a literary vision of the new reality.
Thank God I don't live in Los Angeles. I think if you're there the whole time it just gets out of proportion and you lose touch completely with reality.
A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.
I accept reality and dare not question it.
One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail.
For archaic man, reality is a function of the imitation of a celestial archetype.
You protect your being when you love yourself better. That's the secret.
There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.
I didn't really enjoy the assembling the model kits very much, and usually I couldn't be bothered to paint the thing, or even to stick on the decals.