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- The viewers of a work of art always contributed to its emergence, since their approval or disapproval helped insure its survival.
- There is no solution because there is no problem.
- Unless a picture shocks, it is nothing.
- Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another.
- I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products.
- I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art - and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.
- I don't believe in art. I believe in artists.
- I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
- Living is more a question of what one spends than what one makes.
- The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.