"When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others, to bring them into the process."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Jim Hodges 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."Jim Hodges on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Jim Hodges on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Jim Hodges on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Jim Hodges on Oscar Wilde
"Color is an intense experience on its own."
"It's as if I were collaborating with myself, revealing my relationship to the material. My hand would make the drawing. Then my mouth would transmit it."