From the studio wall:
"My different styles must not be seen as an evolution, or as steps toward an ideal. Everything I have ever made was made for the present and with the hope that it would always remain in the present."
"Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)"
-Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
"On the whole, money does artists much more good than harm. The idea that one benefits from cold water, crusts and debt collectors is now almost extinct, like belief in the reformatory power of flogging."
"Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes."
–Annie Dillard in The Writing Life
"The sound of the water says what I think."
-- Chuang Tzu