Picasso: "To draw, you must close your eyes and sing."
Paul Klee: "One eye sees, the other feels."
Maurice de Sausmarez: "Every visual experience is at one and the same time a receiving of fragmentary information, a giving of form to these visual sensations and the arousing of a felt response. We must be careful to remember that for the artist what ultimately matters is this quality of feeling which results."
John Berger: "A Drawing of a tree shows not a tree, but a tree being looked at."
Bruce Mau: "Repeat yourself, if you like it, do it again, if you dont like it, do it again."
Bruce Mau: "Begin anywhere, John Cage tells us that not knowing where to begin is a common form of paralysis. His advice: begin anywhere."
Charles Avery: "As I am working I am continually coming across new ideas, and ways of doing things. Constant invention breeds a state of unpredictable flux in the drawing. I can take advantage of the accidents as they happen. So working quickly, I naturally enhance mistakes, pushing things about, making little exaggerations, extend limps, etc, which makes the drawing as a whole plausible, in a way that a character on its own often is not. To a degree the mistakes make this project; often it feels beyond my control."
Alle Zitate aus: Drawingprojects, An exploration of the language of drawing, Mick Maslen an Jack Southern, black dog publishing.