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#1. A wife, a lover, can perhaps never see what the artist sees. They rarely ever do. Perhaps a really mediocre artist has more chance of success. - Author: Jacob Epstein
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#2. When I was doing Professor Albert Einstein's bust he had many a jibe at the Nazi professors, one hundred of whom had condemned his theory of relativity in a book. 'Were I wrong,' he said, 'one professor would have been enough. - Author: Jacob Epstein
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#3. My parents did not discourage me but could not understand how I could make a living by art. Their idea of an artist was a person who was condemned to starvation. - Author: Jacob Epstein
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#4. There are infinite modes of expression in the world of art, and to insist that only by one road can the artist attain his ends is to limit him. - Author: Jacob Epstein
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#5. To think of abstraction as an end in itself is undoubtedly letting oneself be led into a cul-de-sac and can only lead to exhaustion and impotence. - Author: Jacob Epstein
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#6. I cannot recall a period when I did not draw; and at school, the studies that were distasteful to me, mathematics and grammar, were retarded by the indulgence of teachers who were proud of my drawing faculties, and passed over my neglect of uncongenial subjects. - Author: Jacob Epstein
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#7. My earliest recollections are of the teeming East Side where I was born. This Hester Street and its surrounding streets were the most densely populated of any city on Earth; and looking back at it, I realize what I owe to its unique and crowded humanity. - Author: Jacob Epstein
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#8. To accuse me of making sensations is the easiest way of attacking me, and in reality leaves the question of sculpture untouched. - Author: Jacob Epstein
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#9. The artist who imagines that he puts his best into a portrait in order to produce something good, which will be a pleasure to the sitter and to himself, will have some bitter experiences. - Author: Jacob Epstein
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#10. The artist is the world's scapegoat. - Author: Jacob Epstein
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#11. My reading and drawing drew me away from the ordinary interests, and I lived a great deal in the world of imagination, feeding upon any book that fell into my hands. When I had got hold of a really thick book like Hugo's 'Les Miserables,' I was happy and would go off into a corner to devour it. - Author: Jacob Epstein
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#12. Why dont they stick to murder and leave art to us? - Author: Jacob Epstein
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#13. As a child, I had a serious illness that lasted for two years or more. I have vague recollections of this illness and of my being carried about a great deal. I was known as the 'sick one.' Whether this illness gave me a twist away from ordinary paths, I don't know; but it is possible. - Author: Jacob Epstein
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#14. I remember my father, who was 'somebody' in the synagogue, bringing home with him one of the poor men who waited outside to be chosen to share the Passover meal. These patriarchal manners I remember well, although there was about them an air of bourgeois benevolence which was somewhat comic. - Author: Jacob Epstein
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#15. A sculptor is supposed to be a dull dog anyway, so why should he not break out in colour sometimes, and in my case I'd as soon be hanged for a sheep as a lamb. - Author: Jacob Epstein
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