"...[To] become an artist one must first love and respect one's work. One must be honest in one's art, and beginners in painting should study from direct investigation of Nature, from meticulous investigation of Nature's myriad transformations to increase their powers of observation."
LEE MAN FONG CITED IN My Views on Painting in The Oil Paintings of Lee Man Fong. HO KUNG-SHANG, ART BOOK CO. LTD, TAIPEI, 1984. P. 11.