Technique does not constitute art. Nor is it a vague, fuzzy romantic quality known as ‘beauty,’ remote from the realities of everyday life. It is the depth and intensity of an artist’s experience that are the first importance in art.

— Grant Wood

The most irresistibly Grant Wood quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon, you all had great moments, but you never tasted the supreme triumph; you were never a farm boy riding in from the fields on a bulging rack of new-mown hay.


I had to go to France to appreciate Iowa.


You can do anything with beer that you can do with wine.

Beer is great for basting or marinating meat and fish.


All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.