Franz Kline don't paint the way someone, by observing your life, thinks you have to paint, you paint the way you have to in order to give, that's life itself, and someone will look and say it is the product of knowing, but it has nothing to do with knowing, it has to do with giving. The question about knowing will naturally be wrong. When you've finished giving, the look surprises you as well as anyone else. (from O'Hara F. Franz Kline talking. Evergreen Review, 2, No. 6. In: Ashton, D, ed. Twentieth-Century Artists on Art. New York, NY: Pantheon Books; 1985.) - Franz Kline