Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Painting is a faith and that it brings with it the duty to pay no heed to public opinion — and that in it one conquers by perseverance and not by giving in.