Top 10 Quotes by Bruce Nauman

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In art, the only one who really knows whether what you've done is honest is the artist.

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I don't like to think about being an influence. It's embarrassing.
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I've always been interested in what happens in the studio.

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In the studio, I don't do a lot of work that requires repetitive activity. I spend a lot of time looking and thinking and then try to find the most efficient way to get what I want, whether it's making a drawing or a sculpture, or casting plaster or whatever.
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What I am really concerned about is what art is supposed to be - and can become.

Bruce Nauman
If you choose the wrong questions and you proceed, you still get a result, but it's not interesting.
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If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses. Bruce Nauma

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But if you can find that spot - I suppose it's like running - I used to be a swimmer and swim laps, and you just have to be there with what you're doing.
Bruce Nauman

And I don't have any specific steps to take because I don't start the same way every time. But there is a knowing when it's enough and you can leave it alone.

Bruce Nauman
I think humor is used a lot of the time to keep people from getting too close. Humor side-steps and shifts the meaning.