"I find in working always the disturbing intrusion of elements not a part of my most interested vision, and the inevitable obliteration and replacement of this vision by the work itself as it proceeds."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Edward Hopper on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Edward Hopper on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Edward Hopper on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Edward Hopper on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Edward Hopper on Maya Angelou
"Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world."
"In general it can be said that a nation's art is greatest when it most reflects the character of its people."
"In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period."
"The question of the value of nationality in art is perhaps unsolvable."
"The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art, but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting."