Mostly people are ignorant, what is the language of painting. You know, they're ignorant. It is so difficult to make them aware, but time will teach them.
— M. F. Husain
Ninety-nine percent of Indian people loved me and they still love me.
I only give expression to the instincts from my soul.
I think you don't do work for controversy alone, and whenever you do new work which people don't understand and they say it is done to create controversy.
I am like a folk painter. Paint and move ahead.
I am an Indian and a painter, that's all.
Wherever I find love I will accept it.
I have not intended to denigrate or hurt the beliefs of anyone through my art.
All this talk about inspiration and moment is nonsense.
I'm an Indian-origin painter. I will remain so to my last breath.
India is my motherland.
I kept on trying to use so many media and ideas in my work because our horizon is so vast and Indian culture is so rich that I think what we are today, culturally, we have a unique position and I don't think one lifetime is enough to encompass it.
They can put me in a jungle. Still, I can create.