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"It is necessary to have a lot of faith in one's work to hold out, which my father - if he were still alive - would consider sick."  (H. R. Giger)

"It's a great excuse and luxury, having a job and blaming it for your inability to do your own [art]. When you don't have to work, you are left with the horror of facing your own lack of imagination and your own emptiness. A devastating possibility when finally time is your own."  (Julian Schnabel, American painter and filmmaker)

"It's a place where people would shit in bags, staple it to a wall, and call it an art project."  (Neil Swaab, on Syracuse University)

"It's a scary time ... this is how the Roman Empire fell. We're dancing as Rome burns."  (Julianne Moore, on our society's obsession with celebrity)

"It's a very intimate experience, reading a book. You're as close as you get to anyone - except in bed. No, closer."  (J. G. Ballard)

"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one."  (Stella Adler)

"No art is possible without a dance with death."  (Louis-Ferdinand CÚline)

"Our time is so short and the future so terrifyingly long. Through the art of brush, pen, and lens ... we possess a swift and sure means of touching the conscience and clearing the vision."  (Ansel Adams)

"Pay for soup, build a fort, set that on fire"  (Jean-Michel Basquiat, graffiti tag)

"People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love."  (Claude Monet)

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