"I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Mikhail Baryshnikov 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."Mikhail Baryshnikov on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Mikhail Baryshnikov on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Mikhail Baryshnikov on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Mikhail Baryshnikov on Oscar Wilde
"Your body actually reminds you about your age and your injuries - the body has a stronger memory than your mind."
"People dance at any age."
"When I'm alone, I work sometimes with music, sometimes without and sometimes just listening to NPR."
"People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience."
"I like to go to anybody else's birthday, and if I'm invited I'm a good guest. But I never celebrate my birthdays. I really don't care."