Wikiquote:Quote of the day/September 5, 2017

Caspar David Friedrich - Wanderer above the sea of fog.jpg  
The artist should not only paint what he sees before him, but also what he sees in himself. If, however, he sees nothing within him, then he should also refrain from painting what he sees before him. Otherwise his pictures will be like those folding screens behind which one expects to find only the sick or the dead.
~ Caspar David Friedrich ~