"Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Edward Hopper on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Edward Hopper on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Edward Hopper on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Edward Hopper on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Edward Hopper on Abraham Lincoln
"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."