Favorite (relate-able) words from Jackson Pollock:
"It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well."
"I don't work from drawings. I don't make sketches and drawings and color sketches into a final painting."
"I'm very representational some of the time, and a little all of the time. But when you're painting out of your unconscious, figures are bound to emerge."
"The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through."
"On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting."