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Bruce Nauman Quotes

Quotes by Bruce Nauman - (11 quotes)

Bruce Nauman - From the Activity category:

I like to use my hands and make things... It might seem pretty stupid or pointless but that doesn't matter... some of the most interesting work is the stuff that starts like that – out of a raw need for activity. (Bruce Nauman)

Bruce Nauman - From the Desire category:

If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses. (Bruce Nauman)

Bruce Nauman - From the Education category:

When I was in art school, I thought art was something I would learn how to do, and then I would just do it. At a certain point I realized that it wasn't going to work like that. Basically, I would have to start over every day and figure out what art was going to be. (Bruce Nauman)

Bruce Nauman - From the Finishing category:

Did you stop because it was good enough, or could have done more – but then maybe ruined it too? Sometimes you finish because you've gone too far. (Bruce Nauman)

Bruce Nauman - From the Frustration category:

Generalised anger and frustration is something that gets you in the studio, and gets you to work – though it's not necessarily evident in anything that's finished. (Bruce Nauman)

Bruce Nauman - From the Influence category:

I don't like to think about being an influence. It's embarrassing. (Bruce Nauman)

Bruce Nauman - From the Integrity category:

In art, the only one who really knows whether what you've done is honest is the artist. (Bruce Nauman)

Bruce Nauman - From the Listening category:

I'll talk. You'll listen. (Bruce Nauman)

Bruce Nauman - From the Motivation category:

One of the factors that still keeps me in the studio is that every so often I have to more or less start all over. (Bruce Nauman)

Bruce Nauman - From the Possibilities category:

It's interesting when you make things or do things that open up the possibilities for making more things, or different kinds of things. (Bruce Nauman)

Bruce Nauman - From the Truth category:

The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths. (Bruce Nauman)