"It may well be that there is no human urge more fundamental than that of making a mark"-
In the words of Chuck Close: "You Just Have to Show Up
"I would like to make something that is real in itself," [Arthur Dove] once wrote, "that does not remind anyone of any other thing, and that does not have to be explained like the letter A, for instance."
“Art is never an end in itself; it is only an instrument for tracing the lines oflives.”
"The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained through sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept were toiling upward through the night." HWL (hence, the life of a grad student)