So I become less and less inclined to hurry in to fix things, to set goals, to mold people, to manipulate and push them in the way that I would like them to go. I am much more content simply to be myself and to let another person be himself.
—Carl Rogers, On Becoming a Person
The camera forced painting to go abstract, take on all these extra ideas, other than simple representation. There was a machine that did it better. This happened in music, with the sampler and with magnetic tape. And suddenly, it's happening now in literature with the internet.
—‘On the Media’ interview with Kenneth Goldsmith
Third language and translation
Sometimes I paint to attract a girl’s attention, and I would paint well indeed; sometimes I just paint for myself while turn out to be so so. Utilitarian intentions have nothing to do with results, which is the charm of art, the paradox of life.
It requires much courage and kindness to become an independent individual, as well as respecting others as individuals; while it would be full of randomness and paradox when you pursue a masterpiece, which is the charm of art. I’d like to pursue the answer with my full life.