"It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Henri Matisse on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Henri Matisse on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Henri Matisse on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Henri Matisse on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Henri Matisse on Erma Bombeck
"I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things."
"Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence."
"Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is."
"What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue."
"Creativity takes courage."