“There could be a hundred paintings in every one painting, depending on when you stop.”
“I sometimes wish I had never had to sell a painting. Every painting you make represents the time it was made and how you were feeling and what your influences were. It represents a stage in your development and in that sense, it is unique. You are never going to feel that way again, so you can never repeat it. Because the paintings represent so much, I do sometimes wish I still had them.”
– Peter Doig quoted in “Peter Doig: A perfectionist in paradise”, Independent, 31 January 2008.