To put down an ideogram of a table so that people will recognize it as a table is not the work of a painter but to sense it for a moment as a magic carpet with a leg hanging down at each corner is the beginning of a painter’s imagination.

Frank Auerbach Imagination Quote

It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint considering that one may not wake up the following morning.

Frank Auerbach Morning Quote