"It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Edward Hopper on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Edward Hopper on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Edward Hopper on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Edward Hopper on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Edward Hopper on Abraham Lincoln
"Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world."
"In general it can be said that a nation's art is greatest when it most reflects the character of its people."
"In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period."
"The question of the value of nationality in art is perhaps unsolvable."
"The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art, but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting."
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