"For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Edvard Munch 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."Edvard Munch on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Edvard Munch on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Edvard Munch on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Edvard Munch on Oscar Wilde
"From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity."
"Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life."
"Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life."
"I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell."
"No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love."