Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform. But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty, other things may come into play.
Within the mind there are no lies-no possibility of deceiving oneself; and yet, somehow we all manage to bypass the safety of truth in pursuit of dangerous desires.
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.