"It was my family that wanted me to be a teacher. That was safe, you see. To be a painter was terrible."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Josef Albers on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Josef Albers on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."Josef Albers on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."Josef Albers on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."Josef Albers on John Steinbeck
"Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature."
"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."