Marcel Duchamp’s Meditations on Being an Artist

"Anything is art if an artist says it is."

“I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.”

“I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists.”

“The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.”

“Art is either plagiarism or revolution.”

“Destruction is also creation.”