"A successful artist is inspired by his muse, and his muse is inspired by the payment of a commission."
"A painting is what you make of it, besides which, 'Moon, Weeping' has a better ring to it than 'Paintbrush, Dripping.'"
"If an artist has talent, he needs no other critic."
"The painter puts brush to canvas, and the poet puts pen to paper. The poet has the easier task, for his pen does not alter his rhyme."
"You can think of a painter as a trio -- the artist, his talent and his muse, the last two always on the lookout for a new brush man."
-- Robert Brault