Julian Schnabel Quotes

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Julian Schnabel Quotes

I think when somebodys painting they dont necessarily ... Im not illustrating what I know. Im mapping out, like topographically, some terrain I am satisfied with, how awkward that mark is.
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It's a great excuse and luxury, having a job and blaming it for your inability to do your own art. When you don't have to work, you are left with the horror of facing your own lack of imagination and your own emptiness. A devastating possibility when finally time is your own.

— Julian Schnabel

If I hung one of my paintings next to someone else's, I knew mine would kind of pop off the wall.

— Julian Schnabel

Because I'm not doing it for the money, I'm doing it because I feel like that story needs to be told or clarified, or something needs to be shown about that.

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I didn't want to be like everybody else. Art was my religion.

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My early paintings weren't that good - I was very influenced by Francis Bacon. But there was a kind of intensity there. And however influenced they may have been by other people, even my earliest paintings were recognisably my own.

— Julian Schnabel

There's been too much attention on marketing. Can't we just talk about the paintings?

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It doesn't matter what I think I am, it matters what I do.

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I work with things left over from other things.

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You can't have a good bullfight without a good bull.

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I think it's your own ghost, seeing the work and just thinking if it will be okay to leave that around.

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I think not knowing what to think of your paintings is a good place to be.

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There are certain times you want to be here and there are certain times you want to just go. And when you go, it's usually so exhausting you have to check into a hospital when you come home!

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There were some types of sanctions that happen in the public world that made my work acceptable, where someone looks at the paintings and they don't - they may go, "okay," and then look at it in a different sort of way. Instead of just looking at it as some type of wild art, they look at it in a historical perspective or context.

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It's nice to see your name in print. It's interesting.

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I don't think people are terribly interested in young artists who were doing interesting thing, but I don't think people are terribly interested in young artists.

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Maybe my work looks a little crazy, a little insane, but I don't really see myself as a crazy artist or a shaman artist.

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Sometimes my kids might tell me they had a dream or and maybe I'll paint some paintings from their dream. That's one good thing you get from your kids. Rob them of their dreams.

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When I'm making a movie, I don't like to know what's going to happen next. I like to watch something and be surprised all the time, and just not know, and let it take me wherever.

— Julian Schnabel

Nobody is perfect. I don't think it's the most scathing indictment of anybody. It's pretty innocuous. [Miral] is just the story of one family and one girl, living in that part of the world, and that's what goes on over there. I thought that maybe it would be informative and useful for people to know more about it.

— Julian Schnabel

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