"I feel that art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of chaos. A stillness which characterizes prayer, too, and the eye of the storm. I think that art has something to do with an arrest of attention in the midst of distraction."

--Saul Bellows
"The important thing is first of all to have a real love for the visible world that lies outside ourselves, as well as to know the deep secret of what goes on within ourselves."
--Max Beckmann