It's not enough to be nice in life. You've got to have nerve.
When people read erotic symbols into my painting, they're really thinking about their own affairs.
I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.
Filling a space in a beautiful way - that is what art means to me.
If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for a moment.
Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.
Someone else's vision will never be as good as your own vision of your self. Live and die with it cause in the end it's all you have. Lose it and you lose yourself and everything else. I should have listened to myself.
The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I'm one of the best painters.
To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.
Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.
Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.