"At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Brian Eno 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."Brian Eno on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Brian Eno on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Brian Eno on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Brian Eno on Oscar Wilde
"I had wanted a tape recorder since I was tiny. I thought it was a magic thing. I never got one until just before I went to art school."
"The smart thing in the art world is to have one good idea and never have another."
"One of the things you're doing when you make art, apart from entertaining yourself and other people, is trying to see what ways of working feel good, what feels right."
"It's not the destination that matters. It's the change of scene."
"I think most artists would be happy to have bigger audiences rather than smaller ones. It doesn't mean that they are going to change their work in order necessarily to get it, but they're happy if they do get it."