"I had a go at changing history - maybe not all by myself - I fought at the battle of Normandy, I slogged through the Ardennes, and I celebrated the liberation of Paris on the streets with beautiful French girls throwing flowers at me. I said good-bye to my first true love and discovered what I really wanted to do with my life."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."LeRoy Neiman on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."LeRoy Neiman on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."LeRoy Neiman on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."LeRoy Neiman on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."LeRoy Neiman on Thomas Jefferson
"Boxing is my real passion. I can go to ballet, theatre, movies, or other sporting events... and nothing is like the fights to me. I'm excited by the visual beauty of it. A boxer can look so spectacular by doing a good job."
"No, I never had any dreams. The process of art is a dream in itself. The artist just doesn't... you work out something. It's yours. You don't have to go to sleep to do that. You do that on the canvas."
"Imagination comes of not having things."