"I'm surprised when the work appears beautiful, and very pleased. And I think work can be very good and very successful without being able to call it beautiful, although I'm not clear about that. The work is good when it has a certain completeness, and when it's got a certain completeness, then it's beautiful." -- Bruce Nauman
"between transparency and white opacity there exists an infinite number of degrees of cloudiness... One could call white the fortuitously opaque flash of pure transparency." -- Goethe, as quoted in Gilles Deleuze, Cinema I, trans. Hugh Tomlinson and Barbara Habberjam (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1986) 95.