Patience is also a form of action.

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.

It comes down to the way you treat people.

When you treat people with dignity and respect all the time, you can work through anything.

I invent nothing, I rediscover.

 image quote by Henry Moore

One never knows what each day is going to bring. The important thing is to be open and ready for it.

I tolerate my faults but not at all other people's.

Whatever I know how to do, I've already done.

Therefore I must always do what I do not know how to do.

What comes from oneself, is nearly from no one. There is only me as a link.

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.

A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.

Discipline in art is a fundamental struggle to understand oneself, as much as to understand what one is drawing.

 image quote by Auguste Rodin

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.

I am still learning.

There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.

If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

The hand has the richest articulation of space.

 image quote by Auguste Rodin

The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.

I've always felt happy at Newcastle. But things have gone a bit differently for me since we got a new manager.

Of every noble work the silent part is best, of all expression that which can not be expressed.

Art is that which comes to a man, and stands between himself and an implacable witness: the work.

One can never know enough. The unknown and its call lies even in what we know.

I had a tremendous horror of going into the Army.

That is probably why I went to college for so long.

I have both exploited and been exploited in the print field.

 image quote by Michelangelo

I am still learning.

One has complexes. One has the art complex. One goes to the School of Fine Arts and catches the complexes.

To me art is a form of manifest revolt, total and complete.

I live in sin, to kill myself I live;

no longer my life my own, but sin's; my good is given to me by heaven, my evil by myself, by my free will, of which I am deprived.

I live and love in God's peculiar light.

I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.

The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different-to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses.

 image quote by Michelangelo

Genius is eternal patience.

I think most artists create out of despair.

The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it's a painful, difficult search within.

My approach to my subjects was very simple.

I never had them pose, we just talked about everything in the world.

I heard that Jesus had a pet dinosaur. Evolution must be a myth then.

In my work, I have never had any use for anything that I have known in advance.

What I am really concerned about is what art is supposed to be - and can become.

In art, the only one who really knows whether what you've done is honest is the artist.

 image quote by Alexander Calder

To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.

If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.

If you choose the wrong questions and you proceed, you still get a result, but it's not interesting.

I don't like to think about being an influence. It's embarrassing.

And then what makes the work interesting is if you choose the right questions.

When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it.

The older I grow, the more I find myself alone.

That's the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture, the more impossible it becomes to finish it.

Only reality interests me now and I know I could spend the rest of my life in copying a chair.

Once the object has been constructed, I have a tendency to discover in it, transformed and displaced, images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me.

It was always disappointing to see that what I could really master in terms of form boiled down to so little.

It is impossible to do a thing the way I see it because the closer I get the more differently I see.

In the past I have never thought about loneliness when working, and I don't think about it now. Yet there must be a reason for the fact that so many people talk about it.

In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.

If only someone else could paint what I see, it would be marvellous, because then I wouldn't have to paint at all.