"What kind of man am I, sitting at home, reading magazines, going into a frustrated fury about everything -- and then going into my studio to adjust a red to a blue. I thought there must be some way I could do something about it. I knew ahead of me a road was laying. A very crude inchoate road. I wanted to be complete again, as I was when I was a kid."
-- Guston as quoted in Arthur C. Danto's The Abuse of Beauty