It pays to know how your friends are but it also pays to know you ain’t got any friends.
I paint mostly from real life. It has to start with that. Real people, real street scenes, behind the curtain scenes, live models, paintings, photographs, staged setups, architecture, grids, graphic design. Whatever it takes to make it work.
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges.