"Artists themselves are not confined, but their output is."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Robert Smithson 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."Robert Smithson on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Robert Smithson on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Robert Smithson on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Robert Smithson on Oscar Wilde
"Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues."
"Instead of causing us to remember the past like the old monuments, the new monuments seem to cause us to forget the future."
"When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us."