"Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement... for transfiguration, not for the sake of play."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Max Beckmann 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."Max Beckmann on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Max Beckmann on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Max Beckmann on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Max Beckmann on Oscar Wilde