Tom Curtis Quotes

"Caffeine" If it were a white powder it would probably be illegal.

"There is usually a simple answer to a complex problem".

"An artist is defined more by what  is not done than what is done".

"I have a story about almost everything, and they have one thing in common.  Every one is absolutely  true".

"Great paintings paint themselves, we are merely their midwives".

"One lifetime is not enough".

"The specific application of pigment to a surface can provide a portal through which may pass souls from many dimensions with enlightening messages."

"Once a work of art leaves the hands of the artist it be comes real estate and is therefore subject  to all the laws and rules of same".

"Be all that you can be..., be an artist".

"Support your local artist and nip a fascist dictator in the bud".

"Art is about more than painting pretty pictures".

"I am not interested in absolute perfection, standard perfection will do".

Favorite Quotes by Others

"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery." ~ Francis Bacon

"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art." ~ Paul Cézanne

"The function of Art is to disturb. Science reassures." ~ George Braque

"Art is about paying attention." ~ Laurie Anderson

"Art is the Queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world." ~ Leonardo da Vinci

"They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my reality." ~ Frida Kahlo

"The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract." 
~ Paul Klee

"A great sculpture can roll down a hill without breaking" ~ Michelangelo 

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a
child." ~ Pablo Picasso

All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography. (Federico Fellini)