"When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Jasper Johns on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Jasper Johns on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Jasper Johns on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Jasper Johns on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Jasper Johns on Mark Twain
"As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion."