"Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Gustav Klimt on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Gustav Klimt on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Gustav Klimt on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Gustav Klimt on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Gustav Klimt on Marilyn Monroe
"Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session and instead study my Japanese books in the open."
"There is nothing that special to see when looking at me. I'm a painter who paints day in day out, from morning till evening - figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits."