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There is only one thing I fear in life, my friend. One day, the black will swallow the red. ​– Mark Rothko
I cry out for order and find it only in art. — Helen Hayes
I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living. — Robert Henri
In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.
— Hans Hofmann
Abstract art is not the creation of another reality, but the true vision of reality. 
— Piet Mondrian 
I have never been able to understand the artist whose image never changes. 
— Lee Krasner
I’d rather risk an ugly surprise than rely on things I know I can do.
— Helen Frankenthaler
An abstract painting will react to you if you react to it. You get from it what you bring to it. It will meet you half way but no further. It is alive if you are. 
— Ad Reinhardt
One works without thinking how to work.
— Jasper Johns
Everything starts from a dot.
— Wassily Kandinsky