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Bruce Nauman's Profile

Brief about Bruce Nauman: By info that we know Bruce Nauman was born at 1941-12-06. And also Bruce Nauman is American Sculptor.

Some Bruce Nauman's quotes. Goto "Bruce Nauman's quotation" section for more.

If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.

Tags: Excuses

I like to use my hands and make things... It might seem pretty stupid or pointless but that doesn't matter... some of the most interesting work is the stuff that starts like that - out of a raw need for activity.

Tags: Pretty, Stupid, Work

In art, the only one who really knows whether what you've done is honest is the artist.

Tags: Art, Done, Honest

And then what makes the work interesting is if you choose the right questions.

Tags: Choose, Makes, Work

I don't like to think about being an influence. It's embarrassing.

Tags: Influence

I'll talk. You'll listen.

Tags: Listen, Talk

If you choose the wrong questions and you proceed, you still get a result, but it's not interesting.

Tags: Choose, Result, Wrong

What I am really concerned about is what art is supposed to be - and can become.

Tags: Art, Become, Concerned

And I don't have any specific steps to take because I don't start the same way every time. But there is a knowing when it's enough and you can leave it alone.

Tags: Alone, Enough, Time

And so I put down some of the things that he said, about keeping your tools sharpened and not letting them lie on the ground where they get hurt or get abused and dirty and can't find them. And some thoughts about how his father used to do things.

Tags: Father, Hurt, Lie

But if you can find that spot - I suppose it's like running - I used to be a swimmer and swim laps, and you just have to be there with what you're doing.

Tags: Running, Swim, Used

But part of the enjoyment I take in it is finding the most efficient way to do it, which doesn't mean the corrections aren't made. I like to have a feeling of the whole task before I start, even if it changes.

Tags: Feeling, Mean, Start

Generalised anger and frustration is something that gets you in the studio, and gets you to work - though it's not necessarily evident in anything that's finished.

Tags: Anger, Though, Work

In the studio, I don't do a lot of work that requires repetitive activity. I spend a lot of time looking and thinking and then try to find the most efficient way to get what I want, whether it's making a drawing or a sculpture, or casting plaster or whatever.

Tags: Thinking, Time, Work

In this case we're building a corner to stretch a fence and hang a gate. It had a real purpose in the ranch here. I needed to do this. But at the same time, it made a beautiful structure.

Tags: Beautiful, Real, Time

When men are arrested without any legal basis and for political reasons, it's merely a routine, everyday occurrence in Russia, and hardly anyone has any sympathy.

Tags: Legal, Men, Sympathy

The party of swindlers and thieves is putting forward its chief swindler and its chief thief for the presidency. We must vote against him, struggle against him.

Tags: Forward, Him, Struggle

Consistency for me is everything.

Tags: Corruption, Today, Work

Everyone says corruption is everywhere, but for me it seems strange to say that and then not try to put the people guilty of that corruption away.

Tags: Corruption, Strange, Try

I am not ready to back away from my views.

Tags: Away, Ready, Views