I, a painter, caress and make love to the magic of colors, with my hands, with my eyes and with my heart.
January 2 1943
Highest intensity can be rendered with the most delicate colors, as well as with strong, glowing ones, or with any of the possibilities that lie between.
January 1, 1944
The stars know that I my suffering, the many small, dear stars, they are radiant symbols of happiness, glowing green, yellow, red. In reality they are mighty celestial bodies and our great earth a tiny speck in the universe. My troubles are nothing.
July 21, 1944
This information is from an old out-of-print 35-page book I just purchased online.
Unpainted Pictures: Emil Nolde 1867-1956. 1966., NY: M. Knoedler & Co. Inc.