"Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Josef Albers on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Josef Albers on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Josef Albers on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Josef Albers on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Josef Albers on Abraham Lincoln
"It is not so for art in appreciation because art is concerned with human behavior. And science is concerned with the behavior of metal or energy. It depends on what the fashion is. Now today it's energy. It's the same soul behind it. The same soul, you see."
"Ah, the creative process is the same secret in science as it is in art. They are all the same absolutely."
"It was my family that wanted me to be a teacher. That was safe, you see. To be a painter was terrible."