Every great work of art, I would declare pompously, is a celebration, an act of insubordination against the betrayals, horrors and infidelities of life.
After sex & metaphysics,-
What you have made.
The act of tattooing one’s skin was a tranformative declaration of power, an announcment to the world: I am in control of my own flesh.
You can’t force creatives into a box. If you try, they’ll no longer be creative. And no one will want your box.
In Art canvases DRAW answers and withdraw the silence of hidden lamps, illumination.
Rather than feeling that every moment you’ve got to exert this enormous control, you can take the attitude that your job as a writer is not to control everything, but to set things in motion.
Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.
I pointed at Wireman’s forehead. “This is your brain,” I said. Then I pointed at my easel. “This is your brain on canvas.
WHEN we are training in the art of peace, we are not given any promises that because of our noble intentions everything will be okay.
I have learned to thank God for what I cannot see, I have learned to trust God with what I cannot.