HARDY CATHCART, The Dark Corner (1946)
One day, when I was about six, my parents had a row. And my mother...she threw a pickled herring at my dad and missed. It splattered all against the wall. I took one look at that pickled herring and that's when I decided to become an abstract expressionist!
SAUL, An Unmarried Woman (1978)
To me, Van Gogh is the finest painter in the world. Certainly the most popular, great painter of all time. The most beloved. His command of color most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again.
CURATOR, Doctor Who, "Vincent and the Doctor" (2010)
Art is only the search, it is not the final form.
GARY BUSEY, Entourage, "Busey and the Beach" (2004)
You know the worst thing about art forgery? You can't take credit for your work.
MOZZIE, White Collar, "Pilot" (2009)
Do you know the Tristan Rêveur quote about bad art? It's "bad art is more tragically beautiful than good art 'cause it documents human failure."
HENRY LETHAM, Stay (2005)
The responsibility of the artist is to transcend the human ego.
HUBERT SELBY JR., Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow (2005)