"Color is a plastic means of creating intervals... color harmonics produced by special relationships, or tensions. We differentiate now between formal tensions and color tensions, just as we differentiate in music between counterpoint and harmony."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Hans Hofmann on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Hans Hofmann on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Hans Hofmann on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Hans Hofmann on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Hans Hofmann on Ray Charles
"Art cannot result from sophisticated, frivolous, or superficial effects."
"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak."