Ich weiß nicht, wie man Gedanken sortieren soll. Ich weiß nicht, wie man Gedanken bekommt.
I don't know how to organise thoughts. I don't know how to have thoughts.GedankenJasper Johns
Um ein Künstler zu sein, muss man alles aufgeben, auch den Wunsch ein guter Künstler zu sein.
To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist.KunstJasper Johns
There was very little art in my childhood. I was raised in South Carolina; I wasn't aware of any art in South Carolina. There was a minor museum in Charleston, which had nothing of interest in it. It showed local artists, paintings of birds.Jasper Johns
Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it.Jasper Johns
In the place where I was a child, there were no artists and there was no art, so I really didn't know what that meant. I think I thought it meant that I would be in a situation different than the one that I was in.Jasper Johns