Ossip Zadkine Quote
Whatever the apparent aim of the artist, he is called upon first to move the spectator, after having been himself struck by a design or color composition which may or may not have a relation to natural objects. His predilections, his preferences, crystallize afterwards in the choice of means to interpret those natural objects; these means are always, obligingly, of imaginary essence.
New York, just after the end of the German occupation in 1944. Artists on Art – from the 14th – 20th centuries, 1972, p. 429