You begin with the possibilities of the material.
You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
Honore de Balzac
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh