"It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Edward Hopper on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Edward Hopper on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Edward Hopper on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Edward Hopper on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Edward Hopper on Elbert Hubbard
"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."