"It is a myth that art has to be sold. It is not like stocking a grocery store where people fill a pushcart. Art is a product that has no apparent need. The salesperson builds the need in the mind of the buyer."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Jack White on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Jack White on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Jack White on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Jack White on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Jack White on Oscar Wilde
"I want to be part of the resurgence of things that are tangible, beautiful and soulful, rather than just give in to the digital age. But when I talk to people about this they just say, 'Yeah, I know what you mean,' and stare at their mobiles."
"I think you can't really escape any kind of spiritual education as a child, whether it's New Age or Judaism or Buddhism or whatever it is. You can't escape it, even if you completely disagree with it, you still have it as a foundation that you base things off of."
"My mother was 45 when she had me, so when I was in high school my parents were the same age as my friends' grandparents."
"I keep guitars that are, you know, the neck's a little bit bent and it's a little bit out of tune. I want to work and battle it and conquer it and make it express whatever attitude I have at that moment. I want it to be a struggle."
"That's what happens nowadays with people working on computers. They can so easily fix things with their mouse and take out all the, 'Oh, somebody coughed in the background we need to take that out' - or somebody hit a bad note. Those are all the best moments."