"I wanted to translate from one flat surface to another. In fact, my learning disabilities controlled a lot of things. I don't recognize faces, so I'm sure it's what drove me to portraits in the first place."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Chuck Close on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Chuck Close on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Chuck Close on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Chuck Close on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Chuck Close on Earl Nightingale
"Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience."
"I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around."