9 Total Quotes

Willem Kooning Quotes

My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate. Very seldom do I start out that way. I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate.
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An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will.
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The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.
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Whatever an artist's personal feelings are, as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it, he becomes historical. He acts from or upon other artists.
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I don't paint to live, I live to paint.
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I make pictures and someone comes in and calls it art.
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Style is a fraud. I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns.
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Art never seems to make me peaceful or pure,
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