"Great paintings shouldn’t be in museums. Have you ever been to a museum? Museums are cemeteries. Paintings should be on the walls of restaurants, in dime stores, in gas stations, in men’s rooms. Great paintings should be where people hang out. The only thing where it’s happening is on the radio and records, that’s where people hang out. You can’t see great paintings. You pay half a million and hang one in your house and one guest sees it. That’s not art. That’s a shame, a crime. Music is the only thing that’s in tune with what’s happening. It’s not in book form, it’s not on the stage. All this art they’ve been talking about is nonexistent. It just remains on the shelf. It doesn’t make anyone happier. Just think how many people would really feel great if they could see a Picasso in their daily diner. It’s not the bomb that has to go, man, it’s the museums."
— Bob Dylan
"All of which makes me anxious, at times unbearably so."
— “Double Bass” by Gorillaz
"Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world."
— Miyamoto Musashi (via bokura
"The artist’s world is one of free creation, and this can come only from intuitions directly and immediately rising from the isness of things, unhampered by senses and intellect. He creates forms and ounds out of the formlessness and soundlessness. To this extent, the artist’s world coincides with that of Zen."
from Zen and Japanese Culture By Daisetz Teitarō Suzuki
“hear what he says but observe what he does"
"Expectation is the root of all heartache."