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44.12 - Ego

#12: Ego

Have a big ego.

For example, Hans Hoffman said to fellow-painter Jackson Pollock, according to Lee Krasner (Pollack's girlfriend), that if he didn't paint from nature he would repeat himself.

Pollock replied:

I am nature.1

1 Recalled by Lee Krasner in the BBC documentary, Jackson Pollock: Love and Death on Long Island, produced by Teresa Griffiths in 1999.