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“... in painting I try to make some logic out of the world that has been given to me in chaos. I have a very pretentious idea that I want to make life, I want to make sense out of it. The fact that I am doomed to failure — that doesn't deter me in the least.”
“If you're an extraordinarily gifted woman, the door is open. What women are fighting for is the right to be as mediocre as men.”
“I cannot expect even my own art to provide all of the answers — only to hope it keeps asking the right questions.”
“I don't mind being miserable as long as I'm painting well.”
“Some people would say that it is not human for a woman or for a man to put their work before everything. But I don't see how you can create and not have the feeling that it is the most important, all-consuming thing.”
Grace Hartigan, U.S. painter
(1922 - 2008)