"No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Edward Hopper on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Edward Hopper on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Edward Hopper on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Edward Hopper on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Edward Hopper on Sun Tzu
"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."