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Lee Krasner
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"He always slept very late. Drinking or not, he never got up in the morning . . . While he had his breakfast I had my lunch . . . He would sit over that damn cup of coffee for two hours. By that time it was afternoon. He'd get off and work until it was dark. There were no lights in his studio. When the days were short he could only work for a few hours, but what he managed to do in those few hours was incredible."
- On Pollock's work habits

"He always slept very late. Drinking or not, he never got up in the morning . . . While he had his breakfast I had my lunch . . . He would sit over that damn cup of coffee for two hours. By that time it was afternoon. He'd get off and work until it was dark. There were no lights in his studio. When the days were short he could only work for a few hours, but what he managed to do in those few hours was incredible."
- On Pollock's work habits
 
"I was put together with the wives. They worked, they supported their husbands, they taught school and kept their mouths absolutely closed tight. I don't know if they were instructed never to speak publicly, I don't know if they had a thought."
 
"I go on the assumption that the serious artist is a highly sensitive, intellectual, and aware human being, and when he or she "pours it on" it isn't just a lot of gushy, dirty emotion. It is a total of their experiences which have to do with being a painter and an aware human being. "
 
"I have to change to remain the same."
 
"Painting - in which the inner and the outer man are inseparable, transcends technique, transcends subject and moves into the realm of the inevitable. "
 
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