"As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Jasper Johns on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Jasper Johns on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Jasper Johns on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Jasper Johns on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Jasper Johns on Mahatma Gandhi
"When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive."
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