Yayoi Kusama quotes

  • My life is a dot lost among thousands of other dots.
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Dots #Life Is #Lost

  • Every time I have had a problem, I have confronted it with the ax of art.
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Art #Problem

  • My art originates from hallucinations only I can see. I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and paintings. All my works in pastels are the products of obsessional neurosis and are therefore inextricably connected to my disease. I create pieces even when I don’t see hallucinations, though.
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Art #Sculpture #Pieces

  • With just one polka dot, nothing can be achieved. In the universe, there is the sun, the moon, the earth, and hundreds of millions of stars. All of us live in the unfathomable mystery and infinitude of the universe. Pursuing philosophy of the universe through art under such circumstances has led me to what I call stereotypical repetition.
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Art #Stars #Philosophy

  • A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colourful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots can't stay alone; like the communicative life of people, two or three polka-dots become movement... Polka-dots are a way to infinity.
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Live Life #Moon #Two

  • I fight pain, anxiety, and fear every day, and the only method I have found that relieves my illness is to keep creating art. I followed the thread of art and somehow discovered a path that would allow me to live.
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Art #Pain #Fighting

  • I am just another dot in the world
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #World #Dots

  • Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment. Take off your clothes. Forget yourself. Make love. Self-destruction is the only way to peace.
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Self #Clothes #Making Love

  • I believe that eyes are very important motifs. Thats something that can discern the peace and love.
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Believe #Eye #Important

  • If it were not for art, I would have killed myself a long time ago,
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Art #Long

  • I have a flood of ideas in my mind. I just follow my vision.
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Ideas #Mind #Vision

  • I, Kusama, am the modern Alice in Wonderland.
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Wonderland #Modern

  • I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Art #Revolution #Wanted

  • The thought of continually eating something like macaroni, spat out by machinery, fills me with fear and revulsion, so I make macaroni sculptures. I make them and make them and then keep on making them, until I bury myself in the process. I call this 'obliteration.'
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Sculpture #Eating #Spats

  • More and more I think about the role of the arts, and as an artist, I think that it’s important that I share the love and peace,
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Art #Thinking #Important

  • Polka dots can't stay alone. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots we become part of the unity of our environments.
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Unity #Body #Dots

  • I think I will be able to, in the end, rise above the clouds and climb the stairs to heaven, and I will look down on my beautiful life.
    -- Yayoi Kusama

    #Beautiful #Thinking #Clouds