"In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject the form is always in proportion to the obsession."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Alberto Giacometti on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Alberto Giacometti on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Alberto Giacometti on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Alberto Giacometti on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Alberto Giacometti on Oscar Wilde
"All I can do will only ever be a faint image of what I see and my success will always be less than my failure or perhaps equal to the failure."