"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"Helen Vendler, an expert on Shakespeare’s sonnets, writes about what Shakespeare reveals and what he conceals. I think that art, all art, does that. That’s what the artist’s role is. You don’t always know what you’re revealing, and you don’t always know what you are concealing, until you get it out there, and then you make your decisions. And there, that’s a decision- when I laugh at something. I know I want it to be there. It becomes intent."
- Elizabeth Murray