Harold Balazs 2mT quote Comparatively few people care anything for art and when they do, it is because they have confused it with something else.
Comparatively few people care anything for art and when they do, it is because they have confused it with something else.

Notions of ‘art’ as experience and ‘self-expression’ tend to attract some rather lazy sorts and reduce the whole matter of creativity to a kind of therapy”

I can’t play those games of telling what my art means. This business of verbalizing about art, that’s another business all itself. I guess it’s all very necessary to some people. I make the stuff but I can’t sit around and tell hogwash stories about what it means. Oh, I can, all right. But I won’t!”

My works have no great message to give the world…nor the time or demeanor to be so self-indulgent as to have a philosophy; that implies a kind of single-minded approach to matters that I do not think works in the contemporary world. After all, who in the hell am I to impose my view on society? I much prefer the role of anonymous craftsman.”

Art teaches me a little about what I was, where I came from…it speaks to me and tells me something about the promise for the future.”

Little by little I’ve worked in just about every medium there is.”

Art should be involved in the communication of ideas. The real role of art is in communication, the way music communicates.”

My business is trying to make one corner of the universe a nicer place to be. That’s really what it’s all about.”

It’s not compromise to consider and accept somebody else’s point of view other than your own. It’s just part of being. You simply do the best you can, all circumstances and viewpoints considered.”

Perfection is another of those mental constructs that mostly serve the ego.”

Comparatively few people care anything about art and when they do, it is because they confused it with something else.”