Quotations by Author



Edvard Munch



In my art I have tried to explain to myself life and its meaning. I have also tried to help others to clairfy their lives.


Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life.


For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art.


In my childhood I always felt that I was treated unjustly, without a mother, sick, and with the threat of punishment in Hell hanging over my head.


Your face encompasses the beauty of the whole earth. Your lips, as red as ripening fruit, gently part as if in pain. It is the smile of a corpse. Now the hand of death touches life. The chain is forged that links the thousand families that are dead to the thousand generations to come.