Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
An old trick well done is far better than a new trick with no effect.
Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.
[On art dealer Leo Castelli] You could give that son of a bitch two beer cans and he could sell them.
Style is the principle of decision in a work of art.
One ought at least to hear a little melody every day, read a fine poem, see a good picture, and, if possible make a few sensible remarks.
Culture is simply how one lives and is connected to history by habit.
Culture is not just an ornament; it is the expression of a nation’s character, and at the same time it is a powerful instrument to mould character. The end of culture is right living.
Culture’s worth huge, huge risks. Without culture we’re all totalitarian beasts.