When I say artist I don't mean in the narrow sense of the word—but the man who is building things—creating molding the earth—whether it be the plains of the west—or the iron ore of Penn. It's all a big game of construction—some with a brush—some with a shovel—some choose a pen.
Jackson Pollock (1912–1956), U.S. artist. Letter, 1932, to his father. Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings and Other Works, vol. 4, eds. Francis V. O'Connor and Eugene V. Thaw (1978).